Featuring the recipient of the Foundation’s Annual Emergency Service Award: Mr. Mitchell Brett, Class of 2021
The Emergency Service Award was created to honor a student who is an active volunteer in an emergency service within the Kutztown Area School District or who is pursuing a career in the same field. This award, alternatively, may be given to the son or daughter of an active firefighter or emergency provider within the Kutztown Area School District. Mitchell Brett happens to fit both award criteria, as he is the son of Kempton Fire Company’s Fire Chief, Matthew Brett, as well as currently serving as a member of the Kempton Fire Company himself. With hard work and dedication, Mitchell has gained certifications in:
- Firefighter 1
- Hazardous Materials
- Emergency Vehicle Operations
- Vehicle Rescue Technician
- First Aid
Mitchell has been actively involved in the KAHS Track & Field and Cross Country Teams, culminating the 2021 season as Team Captain, with membership to the PA All-State Team and a PIAA State 8th Place Medal win, both at the 1600 meter distance. During his four-year cross country career at KAHS, he became the only runner in Kutztown history to win three district championships (2018, 2019, and 2020 District III A Individual Champion) as well as the third runner in PIAA history to win three district championships.
KASD awarded him the 2020-2021 Outstanding Male Athlete and Senior Scholar Athlete. In addition to the Emergency Service Award, Mitchell also received this year’s Dean Danner award, the Kutztown Area Athlete Hall of Fame Award, the Schumaker Family Community Service Award, the David Haas Memorial Award, and the Judith L. Schwank Good Citizenship Award.
What more could one want in a Firefighter than for him to be well-trained, dedicated and quick on his feet? Well, there’s more! In July 2021, Mitchell obtained the Boy Scout rank of “Eagle Scout!” When one is an Eagle Scout, he is by scouting definition considered to be “the best.” Mitchell received an Army ROTC 4-Year Academic Scholarship, as well as Shippensburg’s “Coach’s Scholarship” and the “Raider Success Scholarship”. He will be a member of the Shippensburg Cross Country and Track Teams.
PLEASE JOIN US IN CONGRATULATING MITCHELL BRETT!
WE WISH HIM THE BEST!