Duquesne University recently named Christine M. Ostrowski as the grand prizewinner of the 2006 Mind, Heart and Spirit Award, which acknowledges and promotes outstanding student athletes from local high schools.
Ostrowski received a four-year, $26,000 Duquesne University scholarship and on-field recognition by a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers organization. She was selected as the grand-prize winner from among seven outstanding local high school seniors who received Mind, Heart and Spirit finalist awards throughout the Steelers season. In total, more than 100 area students were nominated for the award this year.
A senior from Riverview Junior-Senior High School, Ostrowski is recognized for academics in the classroom, community service and exuding sportsmanship on the field.
Ranked first out of 104 seniors, Ostrowski maintains highest honors and attended the Harvard Summer School Program. She is captain of the cross-country team and a member of the track team, running the 1600 and 3200-meter race and the 4×800 meter relay. Ostrowski recently helped lead her track team to the state competition.
Ostrowski is also dedicated to community causes through the Key Club, where she tutors several younger students, and recently helped a church in Russia raise money to purchase a truck to serve the parish. She then spent the majority of her summer in Russia helping the church and was present for the truck’s arrival.
A native of Oakmont, PA, Christine is the daughter of Robert and Palma Ostrowski.
The Mind, Heart and Spirit Award finalists were honored with game tickets and Jumbotron recognition at each of the Steelers home games at Heinz Field this past season. The honorees also received prizes provided by Duquesne University and the Pittsburgh Steelers Radio Network.
The Mind, Heart and Spirit Award is sponsored by Duquesne University, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Steelers Radio Network.