Brains & braun

Scholar-Athlete nominees deserving

The following students were nominated by their schools for the 2018 Times Observer Scholar-Athlete Award:

Paige Mineweaser-Youngsville

Paige is the vice president and secretary of the Youngsville Student Council and National Honor Society. She’s been a member of Students Against Destructive Decisions, JETs Club and Science Club. Mineweaser has been the keynote speaker for the National Junior Honor Society and volunteered at St. Joseph Parish.

Athletically, Mineweaser was a two-year varsity cheerleader and four-year varsity basketball player. As a senior, she was captain of the basketball team and was named to the 2016 Corry Tournament all-tournament team.

Mineweaser plans to enroll in the physician assistant program at Gannon University.

Naomi Haight-Eisenhower

Naomi is the 2018 class president, National Honor Society vice president, Club Crossroads vice president, Choir treasurer and an Academic Bowl MVP. Haight has been selected for both district and regional chorus and has performed in two All-County Musicals. Her team won first place at the 2017 Clarion University Math Competition.

Athletically, Haight lettered in track and cross country. She was the cross country captain in 2017 and 2018.

Haight plans to enroll at North Park University in the fall where she will major in biology (pre-med).

Laura Lucks-Warren

Laura is the Spanish Club treasurer and Prom Committee chair. She has competed with the Academic Bowl and Math Competition teams and won first place (individual) at the Clarion University Math Competition. She’s been a member of Key Club, Chemistry Club and Varsity Club and volunteered at the Lions Club of Warren. Lucks completed her high school career in just three years.

Athletically, Lucks was an integral part of the Warren basketball team and was named a team captain. She earned the team Player of the Year award for tennis in 2017.

Lucks plans to enroll at California University of Pennsylvania and major in biology (pre-med).

Zach McGraw-Sheffield

Zach is a four-year Varsity Club member, spent two years in the History Club and joined the Art Club as a senior.

Athletically, McGraw competed in football, basketball and track. He was part of the district qualifying 4×100 relay team as a freshman, junior and senior.

McGraw plans to enroll in the physical therapy assistant program at Mercyhurst Northeast.

Braden Wilson-Youngsville

Braden is the Eagle’s Eye treasurer and part of the JETs Club. Wilson is a former Times Observer Student of the Week and been a Special Olympics volunteer.

Athletically, Wilson spent four years on the track and basketball teams, while spending his freshman and sophomore years on the football team before transitioning to cross country for his junior and senior seasons. He was a track team captain and part of the district qualifying 4×800 relay team.

Wilson plans to attend Penn State-Behrend and major in software engineering.

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