Cole McMahon Heart of Gold recipient chosen

From staff reports

Kamdyn Reagle, a junior at Oil City High School, has been chosen as the recipient of the annual Cole McMahon “Heart of Gold“ Memorial Award.

He is the son of Stephanie Sloss of Oil City.

The award is presented every year to an Oil City junior in honor of McMahon, a 2001 Oil City graduate who was killed in a car accident in October 2006 while on his way to his teaching assignment at Fort LeBoeuf High School in Waterford.

McMahon’s parents and brother, Malachy, Dolly and Logan McMahon, receive input every year from Oil City teachers, administrators and coaches to choose the nominee for the award.

The student who is selected must exemplify the work ethic and dedication that Cole McMahon possessed and demonstrated as a student, athlete, coach and educator.

Reagle will receive a free one-year membership to the Oil City YMCA and his name will be placed on the “Heart of Gold” plaque on display at the YMCA.

The YMCA also has a Cole McMahon “Heart of Gold” scholarship award fund that benefits youth/adult memberships and programming.

Anyone interested in donating to the fund can contact the YMCA at (814) 677–3000.

Bryan Schwab, a former Oil City health and physical education teacher who is now retired from the school district, initiated the award with assistance from Butch Huey, Pat Madden and Harry Dilley Jr.