Congratulations to gymnast Hannah Schepner who received the Positive High School Athlete Award.
Student-athletes representing 31 boys and girls sports from high schools throughout Western Pennsylvania, along with two coaches and North Allegheny High School were recognized and celebrated by former Pittsburgh Steelers player Hines Ward.
More than $16,000 in scholarships were awarded to the individual winners.
Positive Pittsburgh officials said approximately 1,000 nominations were received from coaches, principals, athletic directors, teachers and parents.
Each athlete was to show, in addition to on-field success, Positive Athlete characteristics such as an optimistic attitude, teammate encouragement, servant leadership, a heart for others, ability to admit imperfections, giving 100 percent at all times and putting the team before individual goals.
Seven of the student-athletes will received additional scholarships highlighted by the Male and Female Positive Athletes of the Year. The two winners each will be awarded $5,000 college scholarships.
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