Student Athletes With Grit Contest, sponsored by Ardent Credit Union Online

Student Athletes With Grit Contest, sponsored by Ardent Credit Union

Enter to win a $100 Visa gift card for your High School Student Athlete!

Just tell us why your child exemplifies GRIT and PERSEVERANCE - both ON and OFF the field. Please fill out your info first on the form below, then a little bit about your child- including their high school (in the PA counties listed) and the sport they are involved in.

One (1) WMMR winner will be chosen per month, September through December (4 total). Deadline to enter: Monday, December 31, 2018 at 11:59pm. Limit One entry per student athlete. Parents and Legal Guardians may enter more than one eligible high school student athlete enrolled in the 2018-19 school year, and participating in a high school sport, however, there is a limit of one winner per household.

Complete Contest Rules HERE. (Contest Rules updated 12/11/18 to extend the entry deadline through 12/31/18.)

Remember, the first 6 entry fields below should be YOUR info (the parent).

WMMR's September Winner

Patrick North Penn w coach



North Penn High School, Lansdale, PA

How did Patrick’s grit make great? “As a freshman, he didn't make the varsity line up for the wrestling team.  That was his first goal as a sophomore, to make varsity.  He had a great season, but missed making states by one match!  He vowed that the next year he wouldn't just get to states, but that he would place at states. He put signs around his room for encouragement.  He worked hard training and lifting all off season, putting in extra hours of practice during the regular season.  He took first at districts, took first at regionals, made it to states and took 7th in the state…”

WMMR's October Winner



Downingtown STEM (West) High School

Nolan is a senior at STEM, but plays football for West. Two years ago he was going into sophomore year and was hoping to be a starting player on the offensive line. In July, he came home from overnight football camp and was very sick. He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. In the hospital he wanted to quit football and lost hope. Two weeks later he changed his mind and he was back on the football field for preseason camp. Playing a sport and managing Type 1 isn't easy. It takes constant checking of blood sugars by finger stick  to avoid dangerous lows.  He works out hard in the gym for football, manages his diabetes, and rigorous schoolwork at STEM. He is also a great role model for a younger teammate that also has  Type 1. Nolan shows that he and other Type 1s can play sports.

WMMR's November Winner



Cross Country

Council Rock High School South

Olivia began her running career in second grade running track for CYO. Unfortunately, last year Olivia tore her meniscus and was told she would have to have surgery and couldn't run for 6 months. She was devastated, but that did not stop her from going to every practice and meet to help manage the team.
Fortunately, the surgery was less invasive than first thought. She worked work hard in physical therapy and came back to run cross country this season. Her strong work ethic and dedication paid off. Now a senior and captain of her cross country team, she has emerged as a leader and continues to mentor other high school athletes who are new to the sport of running.

WMMR's December Winner


Competitive Cheer

Upper Darby High School

Angelina  made the varsity cheer team in her 9th grade year. She is currently in 10th Grade.  In 2017, she broke a vertebrae in her spine. With physical therapy, perseverance and the drive to never give up, she recovered and performed in the National High School Cheerleading Championships in Florida. She is an amazing athlete and I am in absolute awe every time I watch her perform.