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Karns Senior Receives Mind, Heart and Spirit Award

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

A senior from Karns City High School, Isacco is recognized for academics in the classroom, community service and exuding sportsmanship on the court and track. Ranked first out of 124 seniors, Isacco maintains a 4.1 grade point average with highest honors.

Isacco serves as the president of the National Honor Society, teaches a fourth-grade Sunday school class and is a dedicated volunteer at Katie’s Kitchen, which feeds less fortunate residents of the community. On the court, Isacco is the captain of the volleyball team, leading them to the playoffs for the first time in several years. She is also a member of the track team and has qualified for the District Nine Championships for the past two years in four different events.

A native of Karns City, Stephanie is a daughter of Andrew and Marcella Isacco.

The Mind, Heart and Spirit Award is announced at Steelers home games at Heinz Field. Seven honorees will be chosen and receive prizes provided by Duquesne University and the Pittsburgh Steelers Radio Network. One grand-prize winner selected from among the seven honorees will receive a $26,000 Duquesne University scholarship and on-field recognition by a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers organization. The Mind, Heart and Spirit Award is sponsored by Duquesne University, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Steelers Radio Network.

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