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Seniors honored

Rachel Dickerson (click for larger version)
June 26, 2013 - Congratulations to Clarkston High School 2013 graduates Rachel Dickerson and Nathan Yeloushan.

Both were recognized for their athletic achievements during the senior award ceremony, May 14. They received the male/female athletic award.

Dickerson heads to Grand Valley State University this fall where she will continue playing volleyball.

She began playing volleyball in seventh grade after her friends introduced her to the sport through Clarkston Volleyball Camp.

Nathan Yeloushan (click for larger version)
"I loved being on a team and have everyone pick each other up," she said earlier this year.

Dickerson assisted her teammates on the varsity volleyball team as they finished the season winning the OAA league and district titles with a 53-7 record.

Yeloushan was instrumental for two teams this year as he used his skills on the football field and the basketball court with the Wolves.

He heads to Sienna Heights University where he will continue his role as tight end and linebacker.He signed his letter of intent earlier this year fulfilling his dream to play college football.

Yeloushan began playing football in sixth grade and admitted the passion began when he went to Friday night games with his parents.

"It looked like fun," he said. He added the Clarkston program was a great role model for him growing up and will help him in life.

He helped gridiron heroes finish with a 11-1 record and as OAA Red and district champions. During the winter season, he assisted the basketball team capture another OAA Red title and finish the season 18-4.

Wendi graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in communications. She wrote for the Michigan Times college paper and Grand Blanc View before joining The Clarkston News in October 2007.
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