Proud parents and students came out in the cold Saturday morning to honor Christian athlete leaders in our community.
Coburn United Methodist Church honored sixteen high school and college students at their second annual Muskingum Christian Athlete Leadership Award breakfast. The students were selected by their school's athletic director through a criteria including faith, leadership and academics. The pastor of the church, Dennis Baker, says these students are the hope for the future.
"I think it is an outstanding honor to be lifted up among your peers as an example for Christ and for leadership and for values in the community," tells Baker.
Each student had a brief bio read about their achievements and received a certificate. Many of the students selected say they were honored to be chosen from their schools.
"I think it is a really awesome opportunity. When my athletic director had asked me to apply for the scholarship, I was just really honored that he would think of me and it is just a really good opportunity to come out here and see everybody," says award winner, Olivia Durant.
"It is nice to be recognized as a leader in the community and that other people look up to me," says fellow award winner, Austin Brock.
Below is a list of winners from the Muskingum Christian Athlete Leadership Award Breakfast:
Bishop Rosecrans- Olivia Durant, Josh Kohler
John Glenn- Sarah Dailey, Avery Allender
Maysville- Rebecca McGee, Max Huddleston
Philo- Hope Roberts, Trevor Scott
Tri-Valley- Hillary Moran, Kevin Pisch
West Muskingum- Rachel Thomas, Austin Brock
Zanesville- Sarah Kaufman, Matt Rudloff
Muskingum University- Ashley Price, Colton Newell