LOCK HAVEN-Sarah Rudy is bringing the skills and zest from her years playing basketball to her senior project: the Lady Wildcat Basketball Camp.
Rudy, 17, is a junior at Central Mountain High School, and this is her third year playing Varsity basketball. She's been on a basketball team since third grade.
"Sports pushes me to do my best and when I do good, I feel accomplished," she said.
CMHS student Sarah Rudy stands with her basketball coach Lindsey Rogers. Rudy is organizing the Lady Wildcat Basketball Camp this year as her senior project.
She undertook this camp project in April and has made it her own, said Lindsey Rogers, head coach of girls' basketball, CMHS.
"I made all the brochures, passed them out to all the schools in the district (elementary and middle), and I'm collecting registrations that they send in to me," Rudy said.
The camp runs next week - June 11 to 14 - at CMHS, and is for girls entering fourth to eighth grades.
Coaches Kessinger, Kishbaugh, Madden and Rogers will staff the event, along with Varsity players, according to the pamphlet Rudy made.
Rudy will also be involved at the camp.
"At the camp, I'll help with the different stations," she said.
"She'll help organize the games at the camp," Rogers added. "The camp is for any girls whether they've played basketball or not. It's good to interact with other girls in the district and learn the sport."
Rudy looks forward to working at the camp based on her positive experiences when she was a camper.
"I chose this as my senior project because I like basketball. I went to the camp in 2004 and my favorite part was playing Knock-Out, a basketball game....I was one of three left standing," she said.
Not only is she doing a great job with her senior project, but has grown in the past year as a basketball player, Rogers said.
"She adds laughs, and is an outgoing team player. Over the course of the past year, she's really come around; her footwork and shooting have come a long way, and it's neat to see her come so far," Rogers said.
After she graduates, she wants to major in sports communications and advertising at college.
"I've played sports, so I know what people are looking for," she said.