CHS football fans had a special treat at the start of Friday night when the team aboard the Air Evac Life Flight helicopter swooped in to deliver the official game ball. Air Evac is an area helicopter emergency medical service that provides life-saving emergency care and transportation to our community at a moment’s notice!
Crew members aboard the Air Evac copter on Friday night included Pilot Bert Stoll, Flight Nurse Cathy Rogers,
Flight Paramedic Kevin Walters, and Camden’s own Flight Nurse Jessalyn Parker, a member of the CHS class of 2009. Also with the crew is Air Evac Life Team Senior Program Director Mark Pierce, a member of the CHS class of 1996. Parker presented the game ball and Pierce contributed a commemorative Air Evac safety coin for the officials to use for the coin toss.
Accepting the game ball on Friday night was senior athlete Audrey Jackson, accompanied by CHS students Emmalee Stockdale and Alex Phillips. Jackson recently won first place in a writing competition entitled “Lessons Taught by Team Sports.” Her entry read as follows:
Playing team sports has taught me that winning and losing isn’t everything. I have experienced exciting victories and devastating losses, but one thing I have never experienced is having to do it alone. No matter what happened, I knew that my teammates were there for me. Volleyball has taught me that I have a whole village surrounding me. The 19 other girls on the team, three managers, and two coaches have shown me unconditional support. There have been countless times my teammates have lifted me up when I’ve struggled, and I am so grateful for them. Without them, I would not be the person I am today.