Irwin a Times Observer Scholar-Athlete of Year
Warren’s Adam Irwin is certainly closing out his high school career — academically and athletically — in grandiose fashion.
He was his class salutatorian, and was recently named the District 10 Region 6 Pitcher of the Year. Now he’ll add Times Observer Scholar-Athlete award winner to his ever-growing list of accomplishments.
Not only did Irwin finish second in his class at Warren Area High School, but he’ll enter St. Bonaventure University, in the fall, 28 credits ahead thanks to the dual enrollment program.
The second-generation Bonnie credited his family for helping him achieve academic success.
“Both my parents and my grandparents have been a huge influence on me,” Irwin said. “They’ve always pushed me to work hard and do everything to the best of my ability.”
Aside from hitting the books, Irwin was Chemistry Club Treasurer and a Yearbook Staff Reporter during his time at WAHS. He also participated in the Spanish Club, was a Freshman Mentor, a Student Council Homeroom Representative, a Varsity Club member, worked in the guidance office and participated in the Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week. Still, it was the work he put in in the classroom that led to Irwin’s biggest accomplishment.
“I am most proud of finishing as salutatorian of my class,” he said.
On top of the academic rigor, Irwin excelled on the diamond.
As a pitcher, Irwin was 4-1 with a save in seven appearances. In 29 innings, he gave up only three runs, all earned, to the tune of a 0.72 ERA. He allowed only 18 hits, walked just eight and struck out 25.
His performance led the Dragons to the District 10 playoffs and earned Irwin Region 6 Pitcher of the Year and first-team all-star honors, his most proud moment as an athlete.
Irwin has also been a volunteer with the Warren County Youth Baseball Softball Association and earned a 10th place finish at the Pennsylvania Youth Bowling Championships.
Irwin plans to attend St. Bonaventure University in the fall with a major in cybersecurity.
“My dream job is to work as a cybersecurity specialist for the government,” he said.