To nominate To suggest a Young Achiever, contact Margi Shrum, at 412-320-7920, or by e-mail, at

| Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, 8:52 p.m.

Age: 18

School: Artie is a senior at Fox Chapel Area High School.

Sibling: Sari, 22

Parents: Bernie and Alison Newman.

Interests: Artie is a varsity wrestler, a member of the Future Business Leaders of America and a volunteer with Friendship Circle, a nationwide organization with an office in Squirrel Hill that pairs teenagers with children with special needs. Artie enjoys reading, especially biographies, and music, including rap.

Noteworthy: Newman was honored with the Riverset Star Student Award, sponsored by Riverset Credit Union, on Nov. 9.

To receive the award, students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.8; be involved in at least four extracurricular activities demonstrating commitment, longevity and leadership; and perform at least 20 hours of community service. Newman received a $250 cash award and other recognition.

Quote: “I'm humbled and very excited about the award. I think the main reason I got it is because of Friendship Circle. I'm happy the organization is being recognized for all the amazing things that it does. I think friendship is something that many people take for granted. To be a genuine friend to a child who has very few is an amazing feeling.”

Bill Vidonic is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-380-5621 or

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