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Faith & Service

Waynesburg student athletes to serve in North Carolina

Teghan Simonton Mar 4, 2019

Waynesburg University will send 28 track and field athletes to Wilmington, North Carolina, during Spring Break, to serve with the Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM). The trip will begin Sunday, March 3, and end Sunday, March 10.

With WARM, the student athletes will perform home repair services for low-income homeowners. While in North Carolina, they will also participate in the Seahawk Invitational at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. There, Waynesburg athletes will compete with more than 30 track teams from Divisions I, II and III levels.

Michelle Cross, head coach of track and field, said the team service trip is an opportunity for the athletes to bond with one another while giving back to the world around them. She hopes to make the trip a tradition for years to come.

“Anytime I spend extended time with athletes, I always feel like I walk away knowing them so much more,” Cross said. “I am excited to help people and hear their stories; and I love the unique ways that you see God working when you get away from the noise and serve Him.”

Participating students:

  • Ryan Brownfield, junior business management major from Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (Waynesburg Central High School)
  • Raymond Cappelli, junior sports broadcasting/sports information major from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (Canon McMillan High School)
  • Morrison Colomb, sophomore nursing major from Pasadena, Maryland (Archbishop Curley High School)
  • Mary Beth Cunningham, junior early childhood education with special education major from Mouth of Wilson, Virginia (Grayson County High School)
  • Matthew Durgin, sophomore nursing major from Winfield, West Virginia (Winfield High School)
  • Katherine Fair, sophomore early childhood education with special education major from McKean, Pennsylvania (General McLane High School)
  • Patrick Hager, senior criminal justice administration major from Farmington, Pennsylvania (Uniontown Area High School)
  • Alyssa Holt, freshman psychology major from Mount Vernon, Ohio (Centerburg High School)
  • Nathan Jecelin, sophomore entrepreneurship major from Baltimore, Maryland (Archbishop Curley High School)
  • Justin Lewis, junior athletic training major from Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania (Boiling Springs High School)
  • Matthew Mansfield, sophomore sports broadcasting/sports information major from Washington, Pennsylvania (Canon McMillan High School)
  • Silas Mays, freshman with an undeclared major from McDonald, Pennsylvania (South Fayette High School)
  • Kaleb McDiffit, junior biology major from Bethesda, Ohio (Union Local High School)
  • Cullen McElligott, junior electronic media major from Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (Waynesburg Central High School)
  • Megan McElligott, sophomore psychology major from Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (Waynesburg Central High School)
  • Isaac Orahood, sophomore middle level education major from Andover, Ohio (Pymatuning Valley High School)
  • Rachel Pellegrino, freshman journalism major from Yardley, Pennsylvania (Nazareth Academy High School)
  • Gianna Pugliano, sophomore criminal justice administration major from McMurray, Pennsylvania (Peters Township High School)
  • Gloria Reed, freshman business management major from Missouri City, Texas (Ridge Point High School)
  • Jared Scott, junior computer science and forensics major from Houston, Pennsylvania (Chartiers-Houston High School)
  • Nicole Shelton, sophomore psychology major from Dover, Pennsylvania (Christian School of York)
  • Jordan Simpson, junior English and secondary education major from Washington, Pennsylvania (Chartiers-Houston High School)
  • Megan Studebaker, junior finance major from Troy, Ohio (Troy High School)
  • Conner Tibbe, junior history major from Uniontown, Pennsylvania (Uniontown Area High School)
  • Kathryn Thompson, junior marine biology major from Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania (Blue Mountain High School)
  • Rebecca Volz, sophomore nursing major from Marianna, Pennsylvania (Bishop Canevin High School)
  • Kyle Warmbein, sophomore business management major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Upper St. Clair High School)
  • Aubrey Wingeart, freshman marine biology major from King George, Virginia (King George High School)

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