Clarion Rehab Services and C.H.A.M.P (Clarion Hospital Athletic Medicine Program) are pleased to announce Mitch Knepp as their Student-Athlete of the Year for the 2019-2020 school year. Clarion Rehab and C.H.A.M.P contract certified athletic trainers to 4 local school districts including Clarion Area, Clarion-Limestone, Keystone, and North Clarion. Each month throughout the school year, the C.H.A.M.P Athletic Trainers nominate one of their current athletes for the Student-Athlete of the Month. At the end of the school year, one of those monthly winners is named Student-Athlete of the Year. The winner must not only excel in athletics, but also in the classroom and community. Clarion Rehab Director of Sports Medicine Kari Best states “Each year our job of selecting winners gets harder because there are so many great nominations and this year, though cut short for these students, was no exception. Mitch demonstrates exactly what we want in our student athlete of the month and year winners. He is hard working, excels in the classroom and the community, is a good teammate and classmate, and will go far in his future endeavors.”
Mitch was a senior at Clarion-Limestone High School this year where he participated in
football, basketball, and track and field. He was also a member of the National Honor
Society and has participated in Academic Decathlon and Academic Sports League. His hobbies outside of school include attending Cornerstone Church Youth Group.
Clarion Rehab owner Seth Babington states, “Mitch is going to do well in life. He is pleasant, hard-working and well rounded. He exemplifies what the C.H.A.M.P. Student-Athlete of the Year award is all about. He excelled in the classroom and he performed well in a variety of athletic activities. We wish him the best.” Clarion Limestone’s athletic trainer Emily Lubas states, “Mitch is such a well rounded student and athlete. He has been a pleasure to work with over his high school career and will succeed in anything he plans to do in the future.” Mitch states that the most inspiring person in his life is his “dad, because he has shown him the value of hard work.”
Mitch’s future plans are to attend Clarion University for a major in the business field.
Clarion Rehab/C.H.A.M.P and the Clarion Hospital Foundation presented
Mitch with a five hundred dollar scholarship. They would like to congratulate Mitch
Knepp, and all the 2020 graduates in their achievements and wish them the best in
their future endeavors.
Clarion Rehab Services and CHAMP (Clarion Hospital Athletic Medicine Program) are pleased to announce Troy Johnson as February’s Student-Athlete of the Month. Troy is a senior at Keystone High School. He participates in golf, basketball and baseball, and is a member of the National Honors Society and Concert Choir. His hobbies include spending time with his friends and playing sports. Troy also works for Ritner Pools and Spas.
Troy’s future plans are to attended college for Plastics Engineering Technology or Engineering at a school to be determined. He hopes to continue his basketball career at the school he chooses to attend. His favorite sports memory is “winning the KSAC Championship this year.” Troy states the most inspiring people in his life are “my mom, dad and sisters, as well as my coaches that have all inspired me throughout my life.”
Clarion Rehab Services and CHAMP would like to thank Pizza Pub and DE Sports, Inc for sponsoring February’s CHAMP Student-Athlete of the Month. Troy was awarded gift certificates to both of these local establishments.
Clarion Rehab Services and CHAMP (Clarion Hospital Athletic Medicine Program) are pleased to announce Claire Kriebel as December’s Student-Athlete of the Month. Claire is a senior at North Clarion High School where she participates in basketball. She is also a member of Junior Historians Club, Student Council and Science Olympiad.
Claire also works at Pizza Pub and Ice-O. During her free time she enjoys hanging out with friends, playing basketball, and visiting her brother and sister on the weekends.
Her favorite sports memory is making the Elite 8 with the girls basketball team her sophomore year. The most inspiring person in her life is her sister. Claire states that her sister is her “biggest supporter and always there for her.”
Claire’s future plans are to attend Point Park University to major in Forensic Science and to eventually work in a lab for the FBI.
Clarion Rehab Services and CHAMP would like to thank Sweet Basil and Daddy’s Main Street for sponsoring December’s CHAMP Student-Athlete of the Month. Claire was awarded a gift certificate from both local establishments.
(Photo from left to right: Seth Babington, Clarion Rehab Owner; Claire Kriebel; Ben Crawford, North Clarion Athletic Trainer)
Clarion Rehab Services and CHAMP (Clarion Hospital Athletic Medicine Program) are pleased to announce Mitch Knepp as November’s Student-Athlete of the Month. Mitch is a senior at Clarion-Limestone High School where he participates in football, basketball, and track and field. He is also a member of National Honors Society and Academic Decathlon, and attends Cornerstone Church Youth Group. His hobbies include video games, reading, hunting, and sports. Mitch also does cleaning and maintenance for Clarion Ford.
Mitch’s future plans are to attend Clarion University for an undecided major. His favorite sports memory is the “co-op with Clarion Area and having a great season together.” Mitch states the most inspiring person in his life is “my dad, because he has shown me the value of hard work.”
Clarion Rehab Services and CHAMP would like to thank DE Sports, Inc. and Pizza Pub for sponsoring November’s CHAMP Student-Athlete of the Month. Mitch was awarded gift certificates to both of these local establishments.
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.