Clarion Rehab Services and CHAMP (Clarion Hospital Athletic Medicine Program) are pleased to announce Isaak Jones as December’s Student-Athlete of the Month. Isaak is a senior representing Keystone High School. He participates in football and basketball, and is a member of the school choir, select ensemble, and school musicals. Isaak is also a participant of TeenPact Leadership Schools in Pennsylvania and was selected to be a staff member, and is a member of Grace E.C Church praise band. Isaak has also earned his Eagle Scout, and helped to raise over $27,000 to build a pavilion for the Cancer Center at the Clarion Hospital. His hobbies include spending time outdoors, hunting, weightlifting, playing his guitar, and working on skills to better his sports. Isaak is a lifeguard at the Clarion Borough pool and referees for the flag football league as well.
Isaak’s future plans are to attend Grove City College for Conservation Biology and plans to play football for them. His favorite sports memory is “helping my football team to a winning, record-breaking season, and winning the south conference title in 2019.” Isaak states the most inspiring people in his life are “my parents because they taught my siblings and I good Christian morals and work ethics growing up. They have been my biggest inspiration.”
Clarion Rehab Services and CHAMP would like to thank Pizza Pub and DE Sports, Inc for sponsoring December’s CHAMP Student-Athlete of the Month. Isaak was awarded gift certificates to both of these local establishments.
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.
North Clarion’s Jacob Bauer is the September 2019 Clarion Rehab Services and CHAMP (Clarion Hospital Athletic Medicine Program) Student-Athlete of the Month.
Bauer is a senior at North Clarion High School where he participates in cross country, basketball, and baseball. He is also a member of Junior Historians, National Honor Society, Robotics, the school musical, and Student Council as Class President. His hobbies include basketball, baseball, running, hunting, and hanging out with friends and family. Jacob also worked for Pale Whale Canoe Rental during the summer.
Jacob’s future plans are to attend Slippery Rock University to major in exercise science and eventually become a physical therapist. His favorite sports memories are “going to states in cross country and playing in the D9 basketball championship game.”