The final 2013-2014 Riverset Star Student Award was presented to Alessandra Rella of Pittsburgh CAPA this morning in front of teachers and classmates. Alessandra was rewarded for her academic and extracurricular achievements and involvement within her community. She was given a check in the amount of $250 and a Riverset Star Student plaque. After the presentation, we had a chance to sit down with Alessandra to get to know her a little better.
During Alessandra’s time at Pittsburgh CAPA, she’s experienced a wide range of classes. She told us her favorites include Psychology, Calculus and Orchestra where she plays the clarinet. Alessandra enjoys music so much that she’s volunteered at the Pittsburgh Opera Academy where she works with children and assisting with a variety of performances. Alessandra spends the remainder of her free time volunteering at Phipps Botanical Gardens where she also work with kids, educating them about the plants and environment.
Alessandra’s academics and volunteer work has helped her decide on the career path she wants to pursue after college. She will be attending Franklin and Marshall where she plans to major in Neuroscience, focusing specifically on child and brain development.
A fun fact about Alessandra is that she can speak Italian. Her language ability will be beneficial as Alessandra plans to broaden her horizons by living in Italy for a year before attending college. She will be living with different families while working on organic farms.
That’s a wrap of our 2013-2014 Star Student award season. We want to congratulate each and every one of our star students and we wish them the best of luck with their future endeavors.