Fourth-grade girls win Most Outstanding Volunteers at Jefferson Awards


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O’Hara Elementary fourth-graders Griffin Kerstetter, 10, of Fox Chapel and Annie Yonas, 9, of O’Hara, were selected Most Outstanding Volunteers from among six finalists in the Jefferson Awards for Public Service Program.

A ceremony honoring the girls took place Tuesday night at the East Club at Heinz Field.

The finalists were selected from 50 local Jefferson Award winners for 2013.

The girls were honored for creating the Home Lost Project, which turns discarded T-shirts into blankets for the homeless. They will now represent Western Pennsylvania in the National Jefferson Awards Ceremony that will be held in Washington, D.C. sometime this summer.

Locally, the Jefferson Awards program is administered by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette with sponsorship by Highmark and BNY Mellon.


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