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Two HHS seniors recognized during School Board meeting

Zachary D'Amico

HTSD recognized two high school seniors, Kiana Kazemi and Lindsay Liebro, during the October 4 School Board meeting for their outstanding achievements in academics and arts.

During the meeting, Kiana presented an overview of her AP Research paper entitled, “Decision Making and Rationality: Adults and Teenagers in the Prisoner’s Dilemma,” that was recently published in the peer-reviewed academic journal The Young Researcher. Her paper was one of 17 papers chosen for publication in Volume 5 from over 200 submissions.

The following is an abstract of her paper: “Human decision-making is largely analyzed by the field of behavioral game theory; however, little research has been done to compare adults’ and teenagers’ decision-making in game theory scenarios. A comparison of the two age groups could help future researchers better understand changes in decision-making with age.”

After Kiana’s presentation, Lindsay, who won the WYEP Singer-Songwriter Competition last October, performed two of her songs on stage. For the contest, Lindsay submitted her own written songs and competed against adults in the local music industry.  She won a monetary prize, a professionally produced track, and a consultation with a Pittsburgh recording studio, among other well-earned awards. Lindsay writes all her own lyrics and music.

Last April, she released a track, Boardwalk, which can be found on YouTube. She is also onstage at HHS as a cast member during the drama club fall play and spring musical. Last spring, she had the lead role in our musical, Pippen. Finally, Lindsay recently released her newest song, “Wasted Potential,” which became an internet sensation with over 100k views when it was thought to be an unreleased song by Taylor Swift.