Each week, the All American Conference will present a "Q & A" with one of its many gifted student-athletes from a participating AAC school. The athlete featured must excel in the classroom and shown that he/her has gone above and beyond on both the field of play and by volunteering in his/her community. This week's featured student athlete player is Mitchel Dunham from Boardman Spartans.
Name: Mitchel Dunham
School: Boardman Spartans
Sport/Position: Cross Country and Track
What are your plans after graduation?
Participate in track and cross country in college while majoring in Physical Therapy and/or Cinematography
What is your favorite class?
Advanced Cinema Productions
What do you enjoy most about playing this sport?
I love the competitive nature with the competition, and with myself. The fact that you get out what you put in.
What type of volunteer work are you involved in within your community?
I volunteer at Evangel Baptist Church for a food drive as well as assist with Vacation Bible School.
Why is the most memorable moment in your scholastic career?
This past Saturday I ran the #2 fastest time in school history at a meet in Kenston. My time was 15:30.
What is your favorite sports related movie?
The movie Prefontaine or Hoosiers
Do you have any pre-game/match/meet rituals?
Before every race I always quiet my mind and pray.
Who has the best nickname on the team and what is it?
Junior Michael “Mastodon” Halchuck
Who is your role model?
Do you have any special talents or is there something surprising about you that others might not know about you?
I am able to juggle.
What cartoon character would you be?
Fin from Adventure Time
What is your favorite food?
Chicken and Waffles
What song best describes you or is the soundtrack to your life?
I’m Gonna Be by the Proclaimers
Are you looking to continue your playing career in college?
Do you have a field of study already chosen when you go to college? Why that field?
Physical Therapy or Videography
What team do you most enthusiastically root for? (any sport)
North Carolina State Wolf Pack
A favorite quote that you live by?
“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift”
The All-American Conference is an OHSAA-sanctioned league, created in 2008 as the result of the merger between the Trumbull Athletic Conference and the Metro Athletic Conference in Ohio. The league has 21 different member schools, with 17 sports offered throughout fall, winter and spring sports seasons.