The 2023 Honor #25 Team is loaded with great team members that exemplify the Honor #25 spirit of supporting your teammates, honoring friendships and playing for the love of team as much as for the love of the win. Welcome to the Honor #25 family!
Luke Parise - 2023 Jonathan Fagan Memorial Scholarship Winner
Luke played baseball and football all 4-years of his high school career and heads to St. Joe's this fall to play baseball for the Hawks. Luke's coaches described him as "the kid with all the obvious athletic talent but the care he has for his teammates it what makes him truly special" and as a "team-first guy he makes human connections at all levels with everyone on the team." Luke defines a winning season as one in which every kid on the team gets the chance to play, each player gets better as an athlete and a person, and relationships with teammates and coaches are positive and supportive even if the season wasn't the best in terms of your win-loss record.
Alice played soccer and ran XC during her high school career and will continue her studies at Duquesne University. Her goal is to focus on pre-medicine with hopes to go to medical school in the future. Alice's coaches shared that she "always gave it her all" and her "hard-working leadership on and off the field was crucial for maintaining positive team attitude." One of Alice's favorite Camp Hill memories was winning the District title in soccer, and that even thought the "win" was great, being with her friends and teammates was what made it "amazing."
Claire played soccer and basketball her senior year and will attend Bloomsburg University. Claire's coaches described her as "a leader that never requires recognition" and "that player that can bring together a group of massively different personalities onto the same page and encourage everyone to thrive as a team." Claire defined a winning season from two distinct perspectives; in soccer her team won district titles and advanced to state play-off games and in basketball, the team struggled with losing seasons and not making play-offs. For Claire, both scenarios were always "wins" because it was time spent with teammates and best friends everyday - that's winning.
Nick played soccer for 4-years and joined the Track and Field team his senior year. He heads to Auburn University majoring in professional flight with a goal of becoming a commercial pilot. Nick received glowing remarks from his coaches. They agreed that he "always gives it his all" and "is an incredible leader, but even more importantly, a better teammate, because he looked out for his teammates and sacrificed individually to make the team better." Nick's favorite memories as a Camp Hill athlete have come from experiences during team camps and being with teammates outside of the season. In particular he referenced the "chubby challenge"' during the team trip to the Wildwood soccer tournament where he failed at it his first year and the following year, others joined him in the challenge, setting up fun moments and team traditions, that mean as much as a winning season.
Benjamin played 4-years of basketball and joined the football team his senior year. He'll continue his basketball career at Dickinson College. Go Red Devils! Ben's coaches valued that he was "a total team player, always worked hard to be better, and stayed focused on the team and encouraging his teammates to be their very best." Also, Ben was lucky to know Jon Jon when he played middle school basketball and Jon Jon coached him at summer camps and then as teammates Ben's freshmen year. Ben appreciated Jon Jon's interactions with the younger players and being made to feel a part of the team. Ben valued this quality in Jon Jon and did his best to emulate what Jon Jon taught him. Ben's favorite memory as a Camp Hill athlete was beating Trinity in basketball sophomore year on our home court. The crowd was minimal due to COVID, but the energy among his teammates was unmatched and something he'll always remember.