The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

April 22, 2013

Young American: Mike Ede, Selinsgrove

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Name: Mike Ede

School: Selinsgrove Area High School

Parent: Rich Ede

Hometown: Winfield

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.