We Have So Many Service Challenge Projects to be Thankful For!

Take a look at what is happening with our Service Challenge! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, schools are gearing up to lend a hand in their community, looking to give back to those in need during the holiday season.

St. Henry High School

St. Henry will complete their “Elves on a Mission” project in December, which invites those in the community to donate gifts and other items through their version of the “giving tree.”

Community Christian Academy

Students will be taking part in a “12 Days of Giving”, that will collect toys and gifts for children at the DCCH Center, a local foster agency.

With all these projects to look forward to, it is also important to look back at some of the projects this month, giving thanks to the impact they have made.

Midd State

Midd State chose to participate in a project that will continue into the new year. Students in the past have served meals once a month for the Hope House, a non-profit in Middletown that serves homeless men, women, and children daily. Students at Midd State saw a need for a healthy, nutritious, and delicious meal, so they took initiative to make even more of an impact. Once a month, 15 students plan, prep, and serve the meals at the Hope House.  This month, they served a Thanksgiving casserole, which was a recipe on loan from a Midd State student’s family. Thank you again to Midd State for all your hard work and we look forward to seeing what meal you provide next for the Hope House!

Kettering Fairmont High School

Some schools, such as Kettering Fairmont, are interested in uniting their student body and making an impact throughout their halls. They held a “Human Kindness Seminar” that focused on how each student can make a difference in the world. With over 320 students in attendance, Nick Jackson, owner of Speak Love, began the seminar telling the audience, “My goal is for you to stand for something, in unison.” Students then participated in numerous breakout sessions, which included discussions on internal emotional awareness and how to manage stress. Anthony Muñoz also stopped in to thank the students for all their hard work with their Service Challenge!

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Anthony Muñoz started off the morning by thanking the students for attending and for participating in the #AMFChallenge

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Nick Jackson lead the “Human Kindness Seminar,” discussing with the students how they can make their mark on the world.

Thank you to all the schools participating in the 2017-2018 Service Challenge! We are so thankful here at Anthony Muñoz Foundation for the time you have given to support your community and beyond through service. And remember, schools are still welcome to submit a project proposal! If interested, contact impact@munozfoundation.org. To follow other #AMFChallenge projects, check out our Facebook.

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It’s Time to Nominate Linemen of the Year

High school football season may be coming to an end, but it’s time to nominate the best players for the Anthony Muñoz Foundation’s Annual Linemen of the Year Awards!

This award recognizes 16 of the best linemen from Ohio Divisions 1-6, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana. High school freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior offensive and defensive linemen are eligible for nomination. Along with their performance on the field, candidates should also display a level of academic success and community involvement.

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Anthony with the 2017 Linemen of the Year Award recipients.

Anthony Muñoz and the Foundation’s selection committee will choose two student-athletes from the sixteen finalists to be recognized as Overall Offensive and Defensive Linemen of the Year at the National Football Foundation Student-Athlete Banquet.

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2017 Overall Offensive Lineman of the Year Joshua Myers from Miamisburg High School.

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2017 Overall Defensive Lineman of the Year Jerron Cage from Winton Woods High School.

The committee will also choose a student-athlete to recognize with the “In the Trenches” Leadership Award. This player is a role model on and off the field as he performs on the team, in the classroom and within the community.

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2017 “In the Trenches” recipient Matt Sichterman from Kings High School.

Over the last 15 years, Anthony Munoz Foundation has recognized 240 of the best linemen from high schools around the Tri-State region. Many of these players have continued their football careers at colleges such as University of Cincinnati, Ohio State University, University of Notre Dame and University of Kentucky (just to name a few).

Do you have one of the best linemen in the Tri-State at your school? Click here to nominate them November 6th until December 11th.