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Shady Side Academy Senior Receives Mind, Heart and Spirit Award

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

Shafer, a senior from Shady Side Academy, is recognized for exuding sportsmanship on the field, in the classroom and in the community. He maintains a 4.08 grade point average with highest honors, and is captain of the varsity swimming team and a member of the varsity soccer team. Shafer is also president of the choir, is active in the Big Brother Program and is a member of the Anglican Men and Boys’ Choirs. Chuck is the son of Richard and Susan Shafer of New Wilmington, 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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