Man of many jobs

Dominic Capperella, Staff Reporter

Senior Nolan Weaver wears many different hats. He is well-known around the school for being outgoing, helpful in any way possible, involved in a multitude of different clubs and activities around the school and the community.  

Nolan is involved in Ski Club, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, for which he acts as the vice president, Young Life, and the Walker Township Fire Department. He also runs and jumps for the track and field team, and is a team captain for the football team. By being in all of these activities, Nolan has built upon his mentality that hard work pays off. 

Nolan is unsure at this time on where he will be furthering his education, though he is looking at the Naval Academy, Army at West Point, Lock Haven, and Penn State.  

No matter what university he attends, Nolan intends on studying either international affairs or biological science, which is why he is loading up this school year by taking a handful of difficult classes in preparation for college.

“I’m taking AP Environmental Science, AP Government, AP Statistics, Honors English 12, Spanish 4, and woodshop. I look forward to woodshop most out of my day,” he said.

Being a two sport athlete, Nolan is a very busy person; playing football in the fall and running and jumping for the track and field team in the spring.  During his first three years of high school he has competed in the 100 meter sprint, 4×100 meter sprint, triple jump, and the long jump.

“He brings leadership through his actions and voices his thoughts towards his teammates about the practice, gameplan or the game itself. Nolan brings a physical presence to the team as well.  He communicates with the coaches about any questions that may arise throughout the season,” Coach Donmoyer said.

Nolan has played football since he was seven years old, with this fall being his third year on the varsity team.  He currently plays fullback on offense and linebacker on defense, and is also  on most of the team’s special teams units and one of the team’s two full time captains.  

“I’d love to play football in college,” Nolan said regarding his plans for the future.

His father, Shaun,  also played football while in high school at Bellefonte. This is just one reason why Nolan plays the sport, and does so with so much passion.

Nolan recently won the title of Centre Daily Times player of the week for his performance against Philipsburg-Osceola, in which he had an interception and a fumble recovery, both of which he returned for touchdowns.  

“I felt very happy to lead the team to a victory, I couldn’t have done it without the team. I give a lot of the credit to my teammates,” Nolan concluded.