Bulldogs News · WPIAL & VNN Sports High School Senior Student Athlete Spotlight Series


Hundreds of thousands of High School student athletes have had their careers cut short due to the current shutdown of our Schools.   VNN Sports and the WPIAL Athletic Directors wanted to give some of these Students added recognition as they get ready to move on to the next phase of their lives.  Our senior Student Athlete spotlight series continues with Rachel Blackburn from Highlands:

Name: Rachel Blackburn

Grade: Senior
Sport: SoftballPosition: 2nd Base

GPA: 4.0

Future plans: Indiana University of Pennsylvania to study Natural Science

Dream job: Working in pediatrics as a Physician’s Assistant

Hobbies: Swimming and Softball

Athletic accomplishments: Going to playoffs my freshman and sophomore year and being apart of the best teams every year of high school. Also one of top swimmers in WPIAL and state qualifier.

Academic Clubs: National Honors Society and Senior Class Vice President

If you are a local WPIAL School Athletic Director or coach and you have Spring sport seniors that you would like to see spotlighted here please email vnncares@vnnsports.net.  Include up to TWO images per athlete along with information about the Seniors that you would like to see highlighted.  There is no deadline for this program and we will be running multiple spotlights daily.  Due to the current nature of our situation, this will be an ongoing feature with no current timeline for an end date.

Please direct inquiries to

Chris Heibert

PA State Manager VNN Sports

vnncares@vnnsports.net