Student Impact is committed to providing an atmosphere where students can find answers to life’s tough questions through guidance based on Christian values.
Student Impact is a Westfield-based organization that is developing effective ways, through sporting events, to embrace and equip today’s students in fifth- through twelfth-grades. It was created out of a desire by those in this community to make a difference. It is an adult volunteer-based, student-led organization designed to impact students, families and the community.
“A brief devotion and prayer are presented by Student Impact staff or volunteers prior to games each week… giving each player some encouragement for the week ahead,” said Danyele Easterhaus, Student Impact executive director.
Easterhaus said the organization had a great opening year for the girls’ middle school basketball league, serving more than 300 families in basketball this fall season.
Todd Petroff serves as league commissioner. Players were Rachel Anderson, Britt Buscher, Sydney Geis, Maddie Gladura, Grace Haskins, Katie Hawkins, Peyton Hillis, Courtney Katterhenry, Josie Krakora, Lexie Krakora, Aubrey Lackey, Jenna McNurlan, Sarah Pensyl, Claire Price, Reilly Spiller, Cassidy Steininger, Margaret Wentz and Justine Wolf. Teams were coached by Chris Steininger, Andy Hillis, Robert Krakora and Connie Buscher.
Student Impact also has leagues for middle and high school boys’ basketball and co-ed high school volleyball.
“Starting in the fall of 2013, we are beginning the dodgeball league for middle school and high school students,” Easterhaus said.
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