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Wirth scores on court and gives back to community when not playing hoops

Jan. 2—ALTOONA — As if balancing her senior year of studies with a high-profile position on the Railroaders' girls' basketball team isn't enough for Alyssa Wirth, the star forward makes the time to give back to her community when she's not on the court.

Having started a Best Buddies program in middle school, Wirth brought the same initiative to Altoona High School and is a strong advocate for the volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships and promotes, among other things, inclusiveness for those individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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