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Harrah’s Nolan Boone – Citizen Potawatomi Nation Athlete of the Month

 

By Travis Sloat

Nolan Boone is a dual sport athlete at Harrah High School who said being from the Citizen Potawatomi Nation is something that inspires him.

“I’ve always sat down and listened to my grandma talk about our heritage and how much it means to her,” Boone said. “My late grandmother was proud of everything that the Citizen Potawatomi Nation had accomplished while she was still living, and I know she would want me to carry on that same heritage.”

Boone is in his senior year at Harrah, where he plays basketball and football. He is the quarterback for the Panther squad, and is excited to see how his final season ends up.

“I’m mainly looking forward to growing as a player and a leader on the field,” he said. “I am confident this season will bring our team closer together and we will see a positive outcome both on and off the field.”

When it comes to support at home, Boone is quick to talk about his father, who he said always pushes him to be the best he can be.

“For as long as I can remember, he has always been there on the sidelines watching every single game and encouraging me to bring my ‘A’ game when I step on the field,” Boone said. “Without him, I never would have made it this far in my football career, and I hope one day I can be half the man and father he is.”

Boone also said the Citizen Potawatomi Nation has helped him and his siblings more than he could ever put into words.

“They stand behind what they believe in, and they keep their word,” he said. “I am proud to be a part of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. I am thankful for them.”

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