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Youth Express: Labsy Awardee, Brodie Bard

December 2, 2023 – 10:35 am | 3 views
IMG_6112 From 12/02/2023: Photographer Brodie Bard (17, Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy) on Justice Burns his award-winning entry in the Labsy Awards Teen Media Awards sponsored by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Youth Express: Youth Civic Leadership Academy, Precious, Alayah & Emmanuel

December 2, 2023 – 10:05 am | 22 views
IMG_6109 From 10/02/2023: Precious Magembe (9th grade, Pittsburgh Obama), Emmanuel Bose (11th grade, Westinghouse Academy), and Alayah Mallory (12th grade, Penn Hills) discussing their projects as a part of the City of Pittsburgh Youth Civic Leadership Academy (YCLA).

Youth Express: Language Roundtable Discussion

November 25, 2023 – 10:35 am | 24 views
Selena-Roundtable From 11/25/2023: SLB Interns Selena Xiao, Heather McIntyre, Alaa Afra, Aahna Sinha, and SLB staffer, Alexa Bocek, with a roundtable discussion on language learning and being multilingual.

Youth Express: Labsy Honoree, Nina Cranor

November 25, 2023 – 10:05 am | 57 views
IMG_5965 From 11/25/2023: Nina Cranor (12th grade, Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy) on her award-winning entry in the Labsy Awards Teen Media Contest sponsored by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Youth Express: Fairchild Challenge Honorees, Shaler Area High School

November 18, 2023 – 10:35 am | 50 views
IMG_5938 From 11/18/2023: Shaler Area High School 10th graders Grace Helbling, Elise Williams, and Gabi Exler on their experiences with The Fairchild Challenge, a national program designed to foster environmental awareness and action, locally sponsored by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

Youth Express: Center of Life Jazz Band

November 18, 2023 – 10:05 am | 63 views
IMG_5934 From 11/18/2023: From Center of Life in Hazelwood, students from COL Jazz: Noah Clonan (17, Thomas Jefferson High School), Hanae Rayzer (17, Pittsburgh CAPA), Lyndon Frost (14, Pittsburgh CAPA), and Bryce Jones (17, Pittsburgh Allderdice High School) performing in advance of their upcoming trip to the Jazz Education Network Conference in New Orleans.

Youth Express: TESS Mission, Vincent Niedermayer

November 11, 2023 – 10:35 am | 49 views
Vincent-Niedermayer From 11/11/2023: Vincent Niedermayer (12th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA) talking about his research with the Allegheny Observatory using the TESS mission to observe exoplanets, planets that orbit stars other than our sun.

Youth Express: Sunburst School of Music House Band

November 11, 2023 – 10:05 am | 70 views
IMG_5861 From 11/11/2023: Sammy Tindall (14, Pittsburgh CAPA, guitar), Soham Maiti (13, Winchester Thurston, keyboard), Nina Cranor (17, Pittsburgh Sci-Tech, bass), Sean Leben (12, Environmental Charter School, guitar), Nate Weinstein (17, Winchester Thurston, drums), and Oliver Creps (10, Environmental Charter School, hand percussion) from the Sunburst School of Music house band.

Youth Express: KFIVE Tutoring

November 4, 2023 – 10:35 am | 77 views
Kfive-Tutoring From 11/04/2023: Deer Lakes High School students Anita Zhu (12th grade), Brook Emery (12th grade), Kiley Bier (12th grade), CJ Everhart (11th grade), and Elise Schaeffer (11th grade) on KFIVE, a student-run organization providing tutoring for younger students.

Youth Express: Labsy Honoree, Everest Gray

November 4, 2023 – 10:05 am | 35 views
Everest-Gray From 11/04/2023: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Labsy Awards honoree Everest Gray (12th grade, Quaker Valley High School).