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CHS' Stento named National Athletic Trainer of the Year

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Chesterton High School certified athletic trainer Bernie Stento has been named the 2017-2018 Newell Award National Athletic Trainer of the Year because of his exemplary displays of service and leadership in the local athletic community.

“It is an incredible honor to be chosen for this national award,” Stento said. “I love working with our local athletes and seeing their daily improvement with the activities they love. I have been a certified athletic trainer for the past 28 years.

“I try to be a positive force in the lives of those I meet and do what’s in the best interest of our student-athletes at Chesterton High School by brining my ‘A’ game each day and providing proper planning to avoid poor performance.”

Stento received his Bachelor of Science degree in health education and athletic training from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY. He went on to earn his Master of Science degree in exercise and sports science and athletic training from the University of Arizona.

The Newell Award National Committee reviewed regional nominees from across the nation to determine which nominee best exemplifies the values of the award’s namesake, William E. Newell, the “Father of Athletic Training.”

Regional nominees were determined based on examples of service, leadership and shared experiences from local community members and in conjunction with local leading orthopedic practices. Over 400 exceptional shared experiences were received in support of Stento’s regional nomination for the National Award.

Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute of Chesterton, the nominating organization for Stento, is the most preferred orthopedic practice in the region providing compassionate, specialized care since 1968. With nine state-of-the-art facilities, LBJI is committed to providing exceptional care for the spine, back and neck, hip, knee, hand and wrist, shoulder, elbow and ankle as well as sports medicine, joint replacement and revision, pain management, orthopedic trauma, podiatry, rheumatology and clinical psychology.

It is mandatory that all regional nominees be currently active athletic trainers of secondary schools within their specified regions. The number of candidates partnering orthopaedic practices are allowed to nominate is determined by the Newell Award National Committee and is reviewed annually.

For more information on the Newell Award, visit www.TheNewell


Posted 6/6/2018




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