2013-04-11 / Entertainment

District 5 Scholarship Program Winners Announced


Pictured, above, left: Blaire Lauthers, Fannett-Metal High School; Samantha Emert, Rockwood Area High School; Brock Medva, Shade-Central City High School; and Jacob Ashkettle, Southern Fulton High School. Pictured, above, left: Blaire Lauthers, Fannett-Metal High School; Samantha Emert, Rockwood Area High School; Brock Medva, Shade-Central City High School; and Jacob Ashkettle, Southern Fulton High School. During the past seven years, the District 5 Athletic Director’s Association has awarded 28 total scholarships, totaling $21,000, to deserving District 5 student athletes. Proceeds from the annual District 5 All-Star basketball games and money generated from 50/50 sales at numerous District 5 championship events support the scholarship fund.

The public’s support of the All-Star game, and 50/50 sales enable the District 5 Athletic Director’s Association to award scholarships annually to deserving District 5 student athletes. The following students were named recipients:

Jacob Ashkettle – Southern Fulton High School. Jacob is the son of Joseph and Bonnie Ashkettle of Warfordsburg. He has earned 11 varsity letters in three sports: cross-country, basketball and track and field. He plans to attend Bucknell University to study engineering. His career goal is to graduate with a B.S. degree and start his own business designing automotive parts.

Blaire Lauthers – Fannett Metal High School. Blaire is the daughter of Ricky and Jenny Lauthers of Doylesburg. She has earned 12 varsity letters in three sports: volleyball, basketball and softball. She plans to attend Saint Francis University to major in physical therapy. Her career goal is to work hard to earn a doctorate of physical therapy degree and to find a sustainable occupation as a physical therapist.

Samantha Emert – Rockwood Area High School. Samantha is the daughter of John and Kathy Emert of Rockwood. She has earned 11 varsity letters in three sports: volleyball, basketball and softball. She is undecided on her choice of university and would like to study physical therapy. Her career goal is to graduate from college with a master’s degree in physical therapy and to open her own successful physical therapy practice.

Brock Medva – Shade Central City High School. Brock is the son of John and Shari Medva of Cairnbrock. He has earned 12 varsity letters in three sports: football, basketball, and track and field. He is undecided on his choice of university and would like to major in physical therapy or athletic training. His career goal is to pursue a career in physical therapy.

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