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YX: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Essays

July 15, 2017 – 10:20 am | 71 views
IMG_4252 From 07/15/2017: Julia Maruca (17) and Jiatian Qu (18) of North Allegheny High School and Liza Wilson, recent graduate of Oakland Catholic, discuss favorite places in Pittsburgh as detailed in essays submitted to Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. Executive Director Louise Sturgess and scholarship alumni Terri White and Jim Washabaugh also join us to talk about this year's 81 essays.

YX: National Marbles Champions

July 15, 2017 – 10:05 am | 86 views
IMG_4248 From 07/15/2017: Sierra Ricci (12, Shaler) and Eli Murphy (14, Squirrel Hill) on their championship victories at the 94th National Marbles Tournament.

YX: Sunburst School of Music House Band

July 8, 2017 – 10:05 am | 156 views
IMG_3740 From 07/08/2017: Members of the Sunburst School of Music house band, Sloan Simon (12, Shadyside Academy), Riley Deringor (16, Pittsburgh SciTech), and Madeline King (14, Pittsburgh Allderdice) on vocals, Mason Miller (16, Winchester Thurston), Sean Whitney (15, Pittsburgh Allderdice), and Jack O'Conner on guitar, Jacob Allen (15, Pittsburgh Allderdice) on keyboard, Zack Wolynn (13, St. Edmunds School) on keytar, Shane Cranor (16, Pittsburgh SciTech) on bass, and Oli Hufford (11, Falk Middle School) on percussion, along with instructor, Jonathan Gulden.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Youth Budget Council

July 1, 2017 – 10:35 am | 252 views

From 07/01/2017: Pittsburgh CAPA students K’aijha Gomez (10th grade) and Edgar O’Connell (11th grade) discussing their experiences as members of the City of Pittsburgh Youth Participatory Budget Council.

K’aijha and Edgar on SLB

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Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Winner, William Wang

July 1, 2017 – 10:15 am | 158 views

From 07/01/2017: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist winner William Wang (10th Grade, North Allegheny High School) performs selections on violin.

William Wang on SLB

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Youth Express: Pittsburgh CISV

July 1, 2017 – 10:05 am | 81 views

From 07/01/2017: Laura Kelly (rising 10th grader, Pittsburgh Obama) talks about her role as secretary of the Junior Branch of the Pittsburgh chapter of CISV, a global organization creating opportunities for people of all ages to experience cultural diversity through …

Youth Express: Girls Write Pittsburgh

June 24, 2017 – 10:35 am | 258 views
IMG_3649 From 06/24/2017: Girls Write Pittsburgh participants Maddy Nolan (14, Upper St. Clair), Nora Hajelsawi and Emma Malkin, both 14 at Pittsburgh Allderdice, read original poetry along with program facilitators Vivian Lee Croft and Andrea Laurion

Youth Express: Leah DeFlitch, Large Print

June 24, 2017 – 10:05 am | 132 views
IMG_3643 From 06/24/2017: Pittsburgh CAPA graduate Leah DeFlitch on her role as editor of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's semiannual teen literary journal Large Print.

Youth Express: Big Brother Big Sister of the Month

June 17, 2017 – 10:35 am | 310 views
IMG_3630 From 06/17/2017: Big Sister and BBBS staff member Briana D’Alesandro and her little sister T’Yanna discussing their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Winner, Eric Wang

June 17, 2017 – 10:05 am | 181 views
IMG_3629 From 06/17/2017: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Winner Eric Wang (13) of Ingomar Middle School with selections on piano.