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WVHS Seniors Host Hoop Camp

Wyalusing Valley varsity basketball players Laci Holdren and Lauren Chadwick gave back to the program last week as their senior projects.

Holdren and Chadwick, under the mentorship of varsity head coach Jon Schulze, held a summer basketball camp for girls entering grades three through eight this fall.

“They’ve done it in the past either through the booster club or the high school,” Holdren said. “We thought we’d just do it ourselves as a senior project.”

Chadwick was quick to join in the effort when she heard about Holdren’s idea.

“I always came (to the camps) when I was little and learned a lot from the other girls and looked up to them,” Chadwick said. “I thought it would be a nice little project to do.”

According to Holdren, the camp, which was broken up into three sections for third and fourth graders, fifth and sixth graders, and seventh and eighth graders, focused on the fundamentals.

“We started out with stations on ball handling, rebounding, passing, shooting and catching,” she said. “We would explain different techniques.”

The 37 girls enrolled in the four-day camp, which ran from June 27-30 at Layman Gymnasium, also took part in competitions, including foul shooting, hot shot, one-on-one, knock out and two-on-two.

Chadwick believed organizing and running the camp made her a better player.

“We have to know our stuff to teach them,” she said. “Helping them touch up on things helped me touch up on things.”

Holdren agreed.

“I really focused on the little details when we were teaching them,” she said. “It helped me improve my game a little bit, too.”


Laci Holdren and Lauren Chadwick conducted a basketball camp from June 25-28 for girls in grades three through eight at Wyalusing Valley’s Layman Gymnasium as their senior projects. Chadwick and Holdren, sitting, left to right, pose with the seventh- and eighth-grade campers and the volunteer assistants. Second row: campers Miranda Brigham, Madelyn Edsell, Devanie Heller, Rayelle Johnson and Kyleigh Jo Ward. Back row: assistants Claire Howard, Arielle Kneller, Mackenzie Martin, JoAnna McGee and Jordan Armitage. Laci Holdren and Lauren Chadwick conducted a basketball camp from June 25-28 for girls in grades three through eight at Wyalusing Valley’s Layman Gymnasium as their senior projects. Chadwick and Holdren, sitting, left to right, pose with the seventh- and eighth-grade campers and the volunteer assistants. Second row: campers Miranda Brigham, Madelyn Edsell, Devanie Heller, Rayelle Johnson and Kyleigh Jo Ward. Back row: assistants Claire Howard, Arielle Kneller, Mackenzie Martin, JoAnna McGee and Jordan Armitage. 
The fifth- and sixth-grade campers included, front, from left, Kelsey Armitage, Taylor Bennett, Hannah Chamberlin and Emily Champluvier. Back row: Holdren, Cheyanne Jenner, Melody Kneller, Bryanna Sharer, Mackenzie Franklin and Chadwick. Missing from photo was Jaedon MacNelley. The fifth- and sixth-grade campers included, front, from left, Kelsey Armitage, Taylor Bennett, Hannah Chamberlin and Emily Champluvier. Back row: Holdren, Cheyanne Jenner, Melody Kneller, Bryanna Sharer, Mackenzie Franklin and Chadwick. Missing from photo was Jaedon MacNelley. 
The third- and fourth-grade campers included, front, from left, Haley Hemmerly, Madison Armitage, Gabby Berstein, Erica Brigham, Sydni Burgess, Daphne Fassett and Madison Putnam. Middle row: Lyndi Heeman, Hailey Jayne, Dawcin Jones, Madisyn Joslyn, Emily Moyer, Madeline Mullican and Brittany Pierce. Back row: Chadwick, Macy Schillinger, Joslyn Shaw, Cherokee Simpson, Madalyn Valaroso, Taylor Vanderpool, Kia Yoder, mentor Jon Schulze, Mackenzie Jackson and Holdren.The third- and fourth-grade campers included, front, from left, Haley Hemmerly, Madison Armitage, Gabby Berstein, Erica Brigham, Sydni Burgess, Daphne Fassett and Madison Putnam. Middle row: Lyndi Heeman, Hailey Jayne, Dawcin Jones, Madisyn Joslyn, Emily Moyer, Madeline Mullican and Brittany Pierce. Back row: Chadwick, Macy Schillinger, Joslyn Shaw, Cherokee Simpson, Madalyn Valaroso, Taylor Vanderpool, Kia Yoder, mentor Jon Schulze, Mackenzie Jackson and Holdren.

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