Photo by Alyse Horn

“For 33 years Northsiders have gathered together to celebrate our young people and our volunteers.”

Mark T. Fatla, executive director of the Northside Leadership Conference, opened the 33rd Annual NSLC Scholarship & Awards Dinner on Thursday, June 16 where 19 Northside seniors were given a scholarship of $1,000 from various sponsors and an electronic tablet provided by the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh’s Northside.

Held in the Grand Hall at the Priory Hotel, Jack Hunt, also known as Johnny Angel, was the Master of Ceremonies for the event and announced the scholarship winners as well as those receiving the Neighborhood and Business Awards, Northside Service Provider Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Scholarship Awards and Sponsors

—Ryan Marks- Brighton Hegihts, Vincentian Academy, ALCO Parking

—Rakeyla Little- Allegheny City Central, Pittsburgh Milliones University Prep, Allegheny General Hospital

—Aleksei Kaminski- Allegheny City Central, Pittsburgh CAPA, BNY Mellon

—Ray Dean- Observatory Hill, Pittsburgh Perry High School, Cutruzzula and Nalducci

—Gregorie Paluku- Northview Heights, Brashear High School, Dollar Bank

—Olivia Horgan- Brighton Heights, Vincentian Academy, Faros Propertie

—Olivia Maloney- Brighton Heights, City Charter High School, First National Bank

—Imani Jai Chisom- Manchester, Pittsburgh Obama High School, First Niagara Bank

—Jeremiah Hardy- Observatory Hill, Pittsburgh CAPA, Goodrich & Geist

—Madison Custer- Brighton Heights, Pittsburgh CAPA, Highmark Insurance

—Christian Peterson- Brighton Heights, Agora PA Cyber Charter School, Huntington Bank

—Gwenhwyvar Soergel- Summer Hill, Agora PA Cyber Charter School, Northwest Savings Bank

—William Joshua Fitch- Brightwood, Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy, Peoples Gas

—Emma Daniels- Troy Hill, City Charter High School, Pittsburgh Mercy

—Sabrina Jones- Observatory Hill, City Charter High School, PNC Bank

—Paul “PJ” Winters- Brighton Heights, Sewickley Academy, Rivers Casino

—Melissa Burnett- Brighton Heights, Pittsburgh CAPA, SSB Bank

—Amaan Bridgett- Brighton Heights, Bishop Canevin High School, WesBanco

—Sarah Dizon- Brightwood/Hampton, Hampton High School, Mark. T. Fatla, Esq.

Neighborhood and Business Awards

—Allegheny General Hospital, Stuart Fisk

—Allegheny West Civic Council, Trish Doyle Burton

—Brighton Heights Citizens Federation, Gertrude Long

—Brightwood Civic Group, Anthony Rocco

—Charles Street Area Council, Harold Ralph

—Community Alliance Spring Garden East Deutschtown, Denise Pierce

—East Allegheny Community Council, Pumpkinfest

—Fineview Citizens Council, Greg Manley

—Manchester Citizens Corporation, Steve and Linda Hansen

—Observatory Hill Incorporated, Timothy and Leslee Schaffer

—Spring Hill Civic League, Chris and Tammy Waraks

—Summer Hill Citizens Committee, Joan Zito

—Troy Hill Incorporated, Ellen Crist

Northside Service Provider Award

—Project Destiny

Lifetime Achievement Awards

—Barbara Burns, Historic Deutschtown

—Gertrude Long, Brighton Heights

—Harold Ralph, Charles Street