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Four Years of Running to Remember Adam Zook


The Adam Zook Memorial Run is preparing for its fourth annual race on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023 at Reservoir Park in Tyrone.

Runners will take their marks at 8:30 a.m. Participants can choose between a timed 5k run, a timed 9.88-mile run, or an untimed 2-mile walk is also available.

Founded in 2019 by family and friends of TAHS alum Adam Zook, the Adam Zook Memorial Fund supports local suicide prevention initiatives, as well as scholarships for Tyrone Area High School graduates.

Zook was a 2016 graduate of Tyrone High School and a student at Slippery Rock University.

He was an avid runner and member of the TAHS cross country and track and field teams, a writer and editor-in-chief for the Tyrone Eagle Eye News, a cast member in several TAHS Drama Club musical productions, and a member of both the Mock Trial and Speech Team.

Three $500 scholarships have been established in his memory.

Two are awarded annually to outstanding seniors in track and cross country, and the other is given to a Tyrone senior involved in journalism and/or communications. This award was given for the first time last year.

The first recipient of the Adam Zook Memorial Journalism/Communications scholarship was the 2021-22 Eagle Eye Editor-in-Chief Ellie Oakes.

“Adam truly had a gift for both writing and speaking. He was a former Eagle Eye Editor-in-Chief and was set to be the Editor-in-Chief at the Slippery Rock University student newspaper before his senior year of college,” said Adam’s brother Haden Zook, who helped establish the Adam Zook Foundation.

For anyone interested, the cost to register on the day of the race is $30.

All cash collected from this event will fund scholarships for three seniors of the 2023-2024 class and support suicide prevention initiatives within the Tyrone Area community.

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Evan Chichester
Evan Chichester, News Editor
Evan Chichester is a junior and this will be his first year working in Eagle Eye. Evan is involved in POPS Extension and the Tyrone Boys Soccer Team. He enjoys trying new food, playing soccer, talking with his friends, and singing with his music group. Evan’s plans after high school are to get a business degree or any form of art degree. He hopes that in the future he will be able to own his personal coffee and breakfast cafe. When not in school, he’s always doing something, whether it will be training for his next soccer match or drawing art with some music playing in the background.

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