Young achiever: Jeremy Rodrigues

| Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, 9:01 p.m.

Age: 15

Residence: O'Hara

Family: Parents, Mark and Jenna, and two siblings, Jessica, 13, and Jonathan, 11

School: Freshman at Fox Chapel Area High School

Activities/interests: Jeremy is a member of his high school's Anime, Forensics, Model UN and Future Business Leaders of America clubs. He enjoys writing online, running and playing the French horn.

Noteworthy: Jeremy was named Outstanding Speaker, a first-place designation, in Student Congress at the Knoch Invitational Forensic Tournament. The tournament was held Feb. 1 at Knoch High School in Saxonburg. Nearly 400 students from 21 schools from throughout Western Pennsylvania competed at the event.

Quote: “When you're doing something new, you have to be careful. But then once you get in, you can kind of adapt. Don't be stuck with whatever people said before.”

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