Siloam Spring Panther Basketball Dustin Chamberlain Memorial Award
In memory of Dustin Chamberlain and his character on and off the court, the Siloam Springs Basketball coaches and team present an award to the player that exemplifies the same dedication and character that Dustin did when he was a player at Siloam Springs High School. The plaque reads:
"Dustin Chamberlain Memorial Award
presented to Harrison Kretzer
Who always put the team first and displayed great character throughout his career. He always came early to practice and stayed late after practice. He had a great attitude and work ethic as well as an encouraging word for those around him. He remained consistent throughout the season never wavering in his dedication to the program. He displayed all of the character standards that Dustin represented. He was beloved by his teammates. This award was voted on by the Siloam Springs Varsity Team and Coaches."
From Harrison Kretzer:
"Tonight I so very gratefully received the Dustin Chamberlain Memorial Award. Being voted by my beloved teammates and coaches was such a blessing. To think of what Dustin meant to this program and the community of Siloam Springs makes this award so much sweeter!! I enjoyed this season so much and will cherish all of the memories that were made forever."
“Do not take today lightly because you are not promised tomorrow. Work hard for God.” ~DLC
“Don’t worry about the out come in sports, if you do your best and give God the glory, you can’t lose!” ~DLC
Siloam Springs Intermediate School Scholarship
The friends and family of Siloam Springs Intermediate School, where Deondra, Dustin's mother, is the school nurse, raised funds to present a scholarship in Dustin's honor to one student entering the medical field. Nathanael Long was the recipient of the honor. He will continue his education in in the medical field. Karen Comisky was privileged to present this scholarship to Nathanael as she had been his first grade teacher. Thank you, friends, for continuing Dustin's memory through this gift to this deserving student!
Right: Karen Comisky and Rachael Hickman were honored to present the scholarship to Nathanael Long during scholarship night at Siloam Springs High School. (Photo of Nathanael Long by Bud Sullins)