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Carlynton Senior Receives Mind, Heart and Spirit Award

Duquesne University has named Sarah Black as a recipient of the Mind, Heart and Spirit Award, which acknowledges and promotes outstanding student athletes from local high schools.

Black, a senior from Carlynton High School, is recognized for exuding sportsmanship on the field, in the classroom and in the community. Ranked second in her class, Black maintains high honors excelling in mathematics and science.

A member of the soccer team, Black is dedicated to her community where she has served as a volunteer for the America’s Promise Youth Literacy Program for two consecutive years. She also spends time volunteering at UPMC’s Cancer Center. Sarah is the daughter of James and Karen Black of Crafton, Pa.

The Mind, Heart and Spirit Award is announced at Steelers home games at Heinz Field. Honorees receive prizes provided by Duquesne University and the Pittsburgh Steelers Radio Network. One grand-prize winner selected from among the year’s recipients will receive a scholarship and on-field recognition by Pittsburgh Steelers President Art Rooney II. The Mind, Heart and Spirit Award is sponsored by Duquesne University, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Steelers Radio Network.

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