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Shaler Senior Receives Mind, Heart and Spirit Award

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

McQuade, a senior from Shaler Area High School, is recognized for exuding sportsmanship on the field, in the classroom and in the community. Ranked first in his senior class, he is a member of the basketball team and maintains a 4.69 grade point average with highest honors. Derek is the son of Mark and Kathy McQuade.

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 $1,000 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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