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Shaler Senior Receives Mind, Heart and Spirit Award

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

A senior from Shaler Area High School, Nites is recognized for academics in the classroom, community service and exuding sportsmanship on the field. Ranked ninth out of 543 seniors, Nites maintains a 4.74 grade point average with highest honors.

Nites’ community work includes volunteering at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Light of Life Rescue Mission, Vincentian Nursing Home, Outlook Point Nursing Home and the Shaler Sharing and Caring program. In addition, he was co-coordinator of the Victoria M. O’Neill Memorial Scholarship Dinner and is a science tutor for peers. He is also a second baseman for the Shaler Area Titans baseball team.

A native of Pittsburgh’s Millvale neighborhood, Emanuel is the son of Lisa Nites.

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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