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Goodwill Community Athletes of the Month - May

Posted on: May 7th, 2016

Amber Cooper,
Wichita West H.S.
Amber is a senior at Wichita West High School and participates in tennis for the Pioneers where she has lettered three years. She was also the school’s nominee for the Wendy’s High School Heisman award. Amber carries a 3.77 grade point average, belongs to the National Honor Society and works on the school newspaper at West. She volunteers at the Wichita Public Library and Botanica Gardens. After high school, Amber plans to attend Butler Community College and Wichita State University.

Nathaniel Strifler,
Wichita North H.S.
Nathaniel is a senior at North and has participated in tennis and soccer for the Redskins, with a letter in tennis. He was the school’s nominee for the Wendy’s High School Heisman award. Nathaniel carries a 3.91 GPA and belongs to the Junior ROTC, National Honor Society, Student Council and the band. He volunteers for the American Red Cross and the Order of the Arrow. Nathaniel is also an Eagle Scout. He plans to attend Kansas State, major in mechanical engineering and participate in ROTC and the marching band.


Goodwill Industries is proud to support Kansas communities. When you shop and donate at Goodwill, you help educate and employ people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.

As a local nonprofit organization and the presenting sponsor for VYPE Magazine’s Community Athlete of the Month, Goodwill understands the importance of athletics and community involvement in building character and valuable skills that will be used later in life when entering the workforce. Goodwill’s mission, to provide job training and education opportunities to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment, is carried out in communities across Kansas. Each month, Goodwill recognizes a student athlete who excels within the community through volunteerism, charitable work and community involvement.

Parents, coaches, principals, teachers, and fans can nominate a student athlete by contacting Mike Cooper at 316-218-3579 or