Results for National Guard Most Inspirational Athlete 2014

Total Votes: 24

Angelo Rios Lopez

Angelo was a premature infant and has had several surgeries and lost a kidney as a toddler. He started kicking a soccer ball and a football at the age of 4. His freshman year he became sick during football season and in January 2012 he was ...

Total Votes: 10

Brett Rusnak

Brett works out on his own on a daily basis, studies military history, works a part-time job and plays baseball year-round with his high school team. Brett is a very good pitcher, but recently got a partial tear of a ligament in the elbow o...

Total Votes: 55

Briajunae (Bree) Shepard

Briajunae (Bree) is a junior and captain of her varsity basketball team at Helix Charter High School. This was a team that was not motivated by the many losses they experienced a year prior. Bree transferred to the school as a junior and ha...

Total Votes: 2,252

Caleb Rice

Caleb Rice was born to be an athlete and from a very young age he aspired to become one. He loved watching and playing sports, however, just weeks after Caleb's second birthday he became very ill. After a visit to the doctor and several lab...

Total Votes: 30,604

Daniel Shannon

Daniel Shannon, a freshman at Tunkhannock Area High School, in Pennsylvania is determined to qualify for an event at the district swim meet next year in spite of being born with Asperger's Syndrome, a genetic neurological disorder on the Au...

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Total Votes: 29,689

Devin Smeltzer

Devin was stricken with cancer at the age of 9. He recently became cancer free and is giving back by visiting St. Christopher's hospital weekly and is raising money for the institution. He recently was part of a group that raised $35,000 fo...

Total Votes: 10

Emma Roush

Emma Roush is an inspiration to anyone who has met her, been on a team with her, practiced with her, competed against her, or coached her. Emma brings out the best in people, as well as herself. She makes coaches want to become better coach...

Total Votes: 9,011

Jake Reynolds

Jake is the captain of his high school cross country, basketball and lacrosse teams. He has been the starting goalie in lacrosse since freshman year, and will fulfill his dream of playing college lacrosse for Cabrini College next year. Jak...

Total Votes: 1,172

Janelle Rossi

Janelle Rossi holds all the characteristics of being an inspirational athlete. In the second grade, she started cheerleading and lacrosse. By the time she was getting ready for high school, those sports were unavailable in her school. Prior...

Total Votes: 13,391

Katharine Rhoten

Katie is a freshman and member of her high school varsity dance team. She was named 1st team All-Conference and was also named to the Winsconsin Div. 1 Varsity All-State team as a soloist. Despite her young age competing at this high level,...

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Total Votes: 269

Mykala Slavish

Mykala plays field hockey year round with her indoor team and her high school team. She was the only freshman moved up to varsity this season. She played at the Disney invitational tournament showcase this year with the Valley Styx White un...

Total Votes: 26,866

Nicole Romanzo

Nicole's life's goal is to utilize her passion for volunteering, leadership ability, and aptitude for math and science to help others as a physician. Her leadership ability is evidenced by her selection as captain of her school's cross-coun...

Total Votes: 447

Seamus Ryan-Johnson

Since a young age, Seamus has maintained a balance of scholarship, musicianship and athleticism. He is outstanding student, accomplished violinist and a varsity athlete. With a blend of all of these skills – along with additional leadersh...

Total Votes: 381

Tara Schmudlach

Tara puts 150 percent into everything that she does. She has a job and is responsible for all her bills, practices for her sports everyday, has duties as an officer for FFA, Interact and Student Council, is going to state in FBLA, lettered ...