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- January 12, 2024
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MICHAEL FRANCIS MYCHAK TORNADO HERITAGE AWARD
This year’s Mike Mychak Tornado Heritage Award winner is Olivia Lubinski, daughter of Scott and Nicole Lubinski of Mount Carmel. One of the criteria of the award, in addition to excelling on the fields and in the classroom, is to show pride in Mount Carmel Area both at school and in the community. What better avenue to show that pride than as a cheerleader, something that Olivia has done for all four years. She served as a captain for both football and basketball squads as a senior and was named to the National Cheerleaders Association All American team for four years in a row. Olivia has completed four years with basketball and three years with football.
Athletically, Olivia has excelled on the soccer fields for MCA for four years, and was named a co-captain in both her junior and senior seasons. Her teams qualified for the District playoffs for 3 of those years. She was named to the News-Item Girls Soccer All Star team as a senior.
Lubinski has shown the most versatility as a member of the girls track team at MCA. She has competed in the 100 meters, 100 meter high hurdles, 300 meter intermediate hurdles, long jump, 4 x 100 meter relay, 4 x 400 meter relay and 4 x 800 meter relay. She has attained personal bests of 15’9” in the long jump, 17.64 in the 100 m hurdles, and 50.48 in the 300 m hurdles. She has qualified for districts in the 100HH, 300IH, long jump, 100m, 4 x 1 relay and 4 x 8 relay, going to the state meet as an alternate as a freshman. She is dedicated to both winter and spring track and works hard to better herself and is a positive influence on her teammates. Coach Ditchey remarked that “her work ethic, attitude, and leadership will help her become a vital member of this year’s team and fully expects that her best season is yet to come.” She will be one of the team captains for 2017 season.
Academically, Olivia currently ranks 4th in her class and is a member of the National Honor Society and regularly earns Distinguished Honors. She serves as the Sargent at arms of both the Reading Club and Spanish Clubs, and is a member of the tech-ed club and is a Think Big student leader. She has been recently chosen the Rotary Student of the Month for January and was the Ed Romance Chapter Athlete of the month for September. Her future plans are to attend Penn State University to major in Civil Engineering.