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Tiger Student-Athletes Continue to Make an Impact in the Community

Tiger Student-Athletes Continue to Make an Impact in the Community

Nov. 17, 2009


Clemson’s Solid Orange Squad recently engaged in programs with Centerville Elementary School, McKissick Elementary School, Southwood Middle School and Wren Elementary School. The group has been encouraging good character, promoting higher education and emphasizing the importance of reading.

On Thursday, November 12, student-athletes Katrina Obas (swimming and diving) and Taylor Hoynacki (rowing) traveled to Centerville Elementary School. The athletes facilitated a Be A T.I.G.E.R.! Assembly, part of Clemson athletics’ character education program, with a class of 18 first graders. The athletes taught the students about the value of teamwork, integrity, gratitude, education and respect through interactive skits and games.

Bethanie Wachna (track and field), Rachel Sparks (swimming and diving) and Kerry McLaughlin (swimming and diving) visited McKissick Elementary on Friday, November 13 to present a Be A T.I.G.E.R.! assembly. The athletes promoted positive character traits and encouraged the students to make good decisions. Over 345 students were in attendance.

On Friday afternoon, eighth grade students from Southwood Middle School convened in the IPTAY office to hear from Tiger student-athletes Rachel Hesler (swimming and diving) and Paige Griffith (rowing). The athletes discussed college life and goal setting with the students. The eighth grade students visiting Clemson were top students in their class.

On Monday, November 16, Mandy Snell (swimming and diving) and Judea Davis (soccer) traveled to Wren Elementary to read to kindergarten students. The athletes talked about the importance of reading and encouraged the students to demonstrate good character. The athletes spoke with approximately 100 students.