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Chelsea Bower is Midwest

2008 Outstanding Student of the Year

Each year, the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance honors a Midwest student as the perfect role model for the profession – someone who enjoys personal health and physical activity, and demonstrates distinctive leadership and service to their future profession.

Manchester College junior Chelsea Bower of Galveston, Ind., fits that profile perfectly. She is 2008 Outstanding Student of the Year for the six-state Midwest District, the third MC student to receive the prestigious annual honor.

Bower, a graduate of Lewis Cass High School, is majoring in K-12 health and physical education at Manchester College. She also is in the College's Top 50 record book for her 6k time on the women’s cross country team and is a Spartan cheerleader. Bower serves on the College’s physical education teacher education curriculum team and is activity director for the campus Sport, Health and Physical Education (SHAPE) Club.

“I enjoy participating in opportunities that help me develop professionally because I feel like the more experiences I can get before I graduate will only make me a better health and physical education teacher,” said Bower, whose coursework already has given her opportunity to teach youngsters and write lesson plans for them.

Manchester College’s physical education teacher education program offers K-12 teacher certifications in adapted physical education, health and physical education and physical education. Learn more at

Dec. 1 , 2008

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