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Spotlight: PCA-Phoenix College Scholarship Winners


Each of these Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship winners were selected based on their essays explaining how they meet three criteria: personal mastery (making oneself better), leadership (making one’s teammates better), and honoring the game (making the game better). All of these Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship winners have grade point averages of at least 2.5, and provided testimonials from a school administrator, a coach, and at least one from an individual who is familiar with the student-athlete and able to speak to his/her embodiment of the Triple-Impact Competitor principles.

 Delcia Petersen plays cross country, soccer, and runs track for Gilbert Classical Academy. She is a long distance runner primarily, and also is a youth soccer referee, constantly focused on honoring the game and keeping a smile on the faces of those around her. Delcia is, in her own words, focused on effort, determination, and improvement in her final year of high school: “I can always get better, and I will get better.”

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Gianni DeNicola plays basketball, football, and runs track for Thunderbird High School. As a three-sport athlete, Gianni is constantly “working, sweating, and pushing” himself to his limits. Gianni’s idol is Steve Nash, on whose game he models his own, emulating Nash’s unselfish, team-first tendencies. 


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Lauren McGahie plays soccer and swims for Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale, AZ. Lauren plays in one of the most elite soccer leagues in the country, ECNL, as she prepares for her collegiate future in the sport. Lauren has also used her positive attitude to give back and do some youth soccer coaching of her own!


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Tre’ Bugg is a baseball, football, and track athlete at Williams Field High School. In each of these sports, Tre’ hones his leadership skills and has gained an understanding that “if you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself, then make that change.” This level of introspection and effort helped Tre’ win this award.

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