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Youth Express: PMT Summer Camps

June 3, 2023 – 10:35 am | 20 views
PMT-Performers From 06/03/2023: Show tunes and conversation about Pittsburgh Musical Theater Summer Camp opportunities with Ilyssa Bails (16, Allderdice), Rayna Aiken (15, PA Leadership Charter School), Chris Russell (18, West Mifflin Area High School), Eli Fisher (17, Thomas Jefferson High School), and PMT staffer, Quinn Patrick Shannon.

Youth Express: WPCTE Flash Fiction, Garret & Adam

June 3, 2023 – 10:05 am | 16 views
Garret-and-Adam From 06/03/2023: The Western Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English (WPCTE) Flash Fiction Contest honorees Garret Tokar (11th grade, Avonworth School District) and Adam Burk (3rd grade, Sharpsville Elementary School).

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Arvind & Grace

May 27, 2023 – 10:35 am | 53 views
Arvind-Grace-Pittsburgh-Regional-Science From 05/27/2023: Arvind Seshan (12th, Fox Chapel Area High School) and Grace Wang (12th, Franklin Regional Senior High School) on their entries in Carnegie Science Center's Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

Youth Express: Junior Achievement 18 under 18, Kriti & Elijah

May 27, 2023 – 10:05 am | 48 views
Kriti-Elijah-Junior-Achievement From 05/27/2023: Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania 2023 18 Under 18 honorees Kriti Gupta (15, Upper St. Clair High School) and Elijah Majocha (17, Highlands High School)

Youth Express: WPCTE Flash Fiction

May 20, 2023 – 10:35 am | 47 views
IMG_4262 From 05/20/2023: The Western Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English (WPCTE) Flash Fiction Contest honorees: Anna Shaffer (8th, Deer Lakes Middle School), Brookelynn McPherson (8th, Elizabeth Forward Middle School), and Claire Guthridge, (5th, Environmental Charter School).

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Girls Choir

May 20, 2023 – 10:05 am | 34 views
IMG_4250-1 A live performance with Pittsburgh Girls Choir members: Sidera Kingman-Graves, Roxie Fink, Maren Fitzgerald, Lily Butler, Sophia Garibay, Cecelia Conley, Lydia Banfield Hicks, Deirdre Patterson, Lucy Field, Selah Parker, Sara Bunting, and Anya Mahtani joined by artistic director, Kathryn Barnard.

Youth Express: Evan Wood, Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair

May 13, 2023 – 10:35 am | 36 views
IMG_4229 From 05/13/2023: Evan Wood (12, Mt. Lebanon Montessori School) on his entry in Carnegie Science Center's Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

Youth Express: Future Roots Concert Preview

May 13, 2023 – 10:05 am | 45 views
IMG_4225 From 05/13/2023: Music and conversation with artist/producer Dallas Chapman (16, Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy) along with David Shoemaker and Kay Bey on the Future Roots Concert, 5/18, 4 - 8pm.

Youth Express: Elaine Gombos, Scholastic Writing Essay

May 6, 2023 – 10:35 am | 29 views
IMG_4208 From 05/06/2023: Elaine Gombos (12th grade, Shady Side Academy) talking about her Scholastic Writing Essay: "From Enemies to Lovers: Japanese War Brides and Their Influence on Multiculturalism in the United States".

Youth Express: Yinzer Strings

May 6, 2023 – 10:05 am | 78 views
IMG_4191 From 05/06/2023: A special performance with an 8th grade ensemble from the North Hills School District: Grace Zhou (violin), Zoe Wyman (violin), Luke Mayer (violin), Zofia Szymanski (bass), Vasudeva Esplin (cello), Helen Lin (viola), Wyndsor Ussack (viola), and Melanie Lam (violin) under the direction of Allison Craig.