The Daily Item
Name: Mike Ede
School: Selinsgrove Area High School
Parent: Rich Ede
My talents or hobbies: building campfires and walking on my hands
Among the leadership positions I have held: captain of the track and field team; German Club president; lifeguard and swim instructor; junior counselor at the Pennsylvania State Police Law Enforcement Camp Cadet
Among my special achievements and awards: Pennsylvania Keystone Boys State Delegate; two-time regional champ and state qualifier in Future Business Leaders of America; National Honor Society; first-team Pennsylvania All-Academic High School wrestling team; varsity letter winner in football, cross-country, wrestling and track
How I have given back to the community: Camp Spifida senior counselor (benefits children with spina bifida); fifth-grade camp counselor; seventh-grade Peer Leadership counselor; volunteer at Grayson View Retirement Village; volunteer at American Heart Association Heart Walk
My plans upon graduation: attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and pursue engineering
Why I was selected as a Young American: My desire to contribute to causes greater than myself.
What you should know about me: I have a unique ability for remembering song lyrics/quotes and using them at appropriate times.