Results for National Guard Most Inspirational Athlete 2014

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Total Votes: 42,597

Aaron Gebhart

As a child, my sister, who is two years older than me, and I were basically taking care of ourselves. My mother began drinking heavily when I was in the 3rd grade and didn't have a job to support me nor my sister. We had some food but not m...

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Total Votes: 11

Aimee Forcier

  Aimee has played in all kinds of sports since she was six years old. This year, she was one of the tri-captains of the varsity volleyball team while keeping a straight A average and working part-time. She is the secretary of her schools...

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Total Votes: 20

Avery Geehr

As a teacher and coach at Ponte Vedra High School, I have had the pleasure of knowing Avery Geehr, for the past four years. I have watched her grow into the fine young lady that she is today; Avery is a role model for all girls at Ponte Ved...

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Total Votes: 10

Bailey Hall

Bailey is an incredible athlete and student. He has had to deal with and learn to advocate for himself both on the field and in the classroom because of an auditory processing disorder that he was diagnosed with in elementary school. Bailey...

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Total Votes: 12

Brittni Errig

Brittni Errig gives it her all. She is a leader and a dedicated player. She never gives up, she pushes her teammates to excel. She is dedicated to practice and to making herself better. She plays for the name on the front of the jersey and ...

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Total Votes: 2,760

Charlie Eiserle

Charlie is an inspirational athlete in so many ways. He has overcome many challenges that would have sidelined even a gifted athlete. Charlie has run cross county and indoor track at North Warren for the past 4 years. Each year he has learn...

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Total Votes: 4,670

Courtney Flach

One year ago today I had walked away from the softball field for a moment with Courtney Flach’s twin brother when another parent comes running over to say Courtney is hurt and I start to walk fast and she yells no she is hurt bad. As I ru...

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Total Votes: 10

Isaac Harker

Isaac has established himself as a very motivated and talented leader in the community. He has an intense desire to succeed at the highest level whether it is in the classroom and on the playing field. His tremendous work ethic is truly gen...

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Total Votes: 12

Leila Haynesworth

Leila is an awesome student-athlete. She has excelled in the classroom as well as in sports. She was a standout on her school volleyball team where she earned honors such as All-conference, All-academic and was voted by her peers for the co...

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Total Votes: 741

Lucas Grossnicklaus

To those of us that know Lucas we can describe him in one word, determined! At the end of Lucas' 7th grade year, he was diagnosed with Linear Scleroderma, a condition that Lucas had been battling since he was four years old. Linear Sclerode...

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Total Votes: 12,425

Lucas Grossnicklaus

It is a privilege to nominate Lucas Grossnicklaus, Aurora High School senior for the Army National Guard Inspirational Athlete Award. To those of us that now Lucas we can describe him in one word. Determined! At the end of Lucas' 7th grade ...

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Total Votes: 31,037

Nicholas Hibbeler

My Name is Nicholas Hibbeler. In July 2013, at the age of 16, I was diagnosed with Stage 2 testicular cancer. Following testicular surgery and a retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) that removed nearly two dozen lymph nodes from my...

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Total Votes: 21,003

Nicole Fosko

My name is Nicole Fosko, and I am a three season varsity athlete, competing in volleyball, basketball, and track and field. Being a student athlete is an accomplishment in and of itself, and combined with numerous advanced classes, few stud...

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Total Votes: 20,708

Paul Dunn

Paul Dunn's entire world came crashing down on the morning of December 16th when his father passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack. December marks the first full month of the wrestling season. December 16th was right in the middle of ...

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Total Votes: 10,833

Theodore J. Goosen Jr.

An injury can set most athletes back, not just physically, but mentally and emotionally. At the peak of his recruiting in April, of his junior year, my son Theodore Goosen had an injury that for an offensive lineman on the football team cou...

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