Clarion Rehab Services and CHAMP (Clarion Hospital Athletic Medicine Program) are pleased to announce Nathaniel Lerch and Maddie Schill as Co-Student Athletes of the Month for October.
Nathaniel is a senior at Clarion Area High School where he participates in cross country and track. He is also a member of marching band, concert band, district and regional band, district jazz band, pit band, pep band, Student Council and National Honors Society. Outside of school he enjoys swimming, running, playing soccer, traveling, and playing the piano and violin. Nathaniel works as a dinner pianist and a soccer referee.
Nathaniel’s future plans are to attend an undecided university to become a Veterinarian. He states his favorite sports memory is “winning the District 9 Championships because I finally found my summer training showing itself in my races. It was a grueling finish, so when I won, everyone went crazy and it was awesome.” Nathaniel says the most inspiring people in his life are his mom and dad. “Mom has inspired me to run despite whatever physical pain I experience, and dad has inspired me to shoot for the stars and expose myself as much as possible.” He also includes “running may not always seem rewarding, but it always defines who you are. Persevering through pain in order to refine your abilities demonstrates true grit and dedication.”
Maddie is also a senior at Clarion Area High School where she participates in volleyball. She is also a member of Student Council, Treasurer of National Honor Society, and participates in the school musicals. Outside of school she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, traveling, hiking, skiing, participating in club volleyball, and attending mission trips. Maddie works at Pizza Pub.
Maddie’s future plans are to attend Duquesne University to become a Physical Therapist. She states her favorite sports memory is “making it to the State Semifinals with my team, and seeing the team grow throughout the season.” The most inspiring people to her “are the people I met in Jamaica on my mission trip because they are the happiest people I’ve ever met even though they have nothing.”
Clarion Rehab Services and CHAMP would like to thank Pizza Pub and DE Sports, Inc. for sponsoring October’s CHAMP Student-Athletes of the Month. Nathaniel and Maddie both received gift certificates to these local establishments. For more information about CHAMP Student-Athlete of the Month please go to clarionrehab.com.