BEDFORD — 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.
Wednesday, the Association announced its 2012-13 winners, who received $1,000 each. The winners are:
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 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 Cairnbrook. He has earned 12 varsity letters in three sports: football, basketball 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.
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 BS degree and start his own business designing automotive parts.
Shanksville 35, Berlin 28
BERLIN — Jesse Bittner scored 13 points and Aaron Smith contributed 10 to pace Shanksville's 35-28 victory over Berlin in a junior high boys basketball game Thursday.