Autumn Schellenberger, Bethel-Tate High School senior, has recently signed a college letter-of-intent to further her education and continue her athletic career.
The daughter of David and Diana Schellenberger will be attending Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa. She plans to major in cell biology and biochemistry. She will compete as a member of the Bisons’ track and field program.
“I fell in love with the campus and I met some of the team members and coaches and they were nice,” said Schellenberger.
She has competed in the state championship track and field meet more than once finishing fifth in the state in the pole vault. She has also qualified in the 100-meter dash and the 100-meter high hurdles.
With so much time devoted to her athletic endeavors, Autumn has found the time to be active in other school activities including the National Honor Society, secretary of the student government, and a class officer.
Having such involvement in so many areas, Dawn still maintains superior educational standards. She has the fourth best grade point average among her classmates.
Several particularly outstanding events have occurred during her illustrious prep career.
She said, "I was honored to be a member of the Anthony Munoz Leadership Foundation (impacts Greater Cincinnati's outstanding student/athletes mentally, physically, and spiritually) and to go to the state in the pole vault and make 11-feet there. . . I have the school, league, and district records in the pole vault.
The multi-talented student/athlete recognized a number of individuals for their positive influence and assistance in her life.
"My parents have supported me in everything. . . Miss (Samantha) Renn (girls track and field coach) has been a huge support. She is more than a coach to me. . . Kelly Minarchek (best friend) and Billy Sipos have gone to everything I've done. . . my grandma (Verna Schellenberger) has been very supportive in everything I've ever done, too"