Nationally renowned athlete visits A-M

MERNA - - Students at Anselmo-Merna schools were given a first-hand lesson in overcoming adversity last week. Rohan Murphy was the guest speaker at the school March 23. Murphy is from Long Island, NY and was the keynote speaker in Kearney for the Nebraska Rural Community Schools Associa-tion conference on the same day. The A-M Wrestling Club contributed to the cost of bringing Mr. Murphy to the school. Murphy, who lost his legs at birth, started to wrestle during his freshman year of high school. After a successful high school wrestling career he went on to wrestle at Penn State University. In addition to wrestling, he is also an accomplished powerlifter, representing the USA in international competitions all over the world. For more on this story, see this week's Custer County Chief.