Former Bobcat Football And Wrestling Standout, Thomas Wurster Graduates With Honors At Parris Island (09/26/18)

2018 Clarion Area graduate, Thomas Wurster, an All-State Football player and State Wrestling Tournament participant, recently received a much higher honor.

(Photo courtesy of the USMC) Marine PFC Thomas Wurster (center) flanked by his parents, Stacie and Mike Wurster, with girlfriend MacKenzie Ditullio (second from left) and Parris Island Marine instructors.

Thomas had other aspirations than most athletes of his caliber. He didn’t pursue a collegiate football or wrestling career. Thomas’ long time dream was to serve his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps.

And upon completing Basic Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, South Carolina, Marine Private First Class Thomas Wurster, was named an Honor Graduate, in Graduation Ceremonies on Friday, September 21st.


Attending Thomas’ graduation were his parents Mike and Stacie Wurster and his girlfriend, fellow 2018 CAHS graduate MacKenzie DiTullio, who was the Clarion Area Marching Band’s Feature Twirler and is the current St. Francis University Feature Twirler.

(Photo courtesy of Joyce DiTullio) Thomas and MacKenzie

Thomas and MacKenzie are planning on being on hand at the Homecoming Football Game with Kane, this Friday (September 28th). If you see them, make sure to say hello, give them both your congratulations and thank Thomas for his service.

(Thanks to all for their photos. Click on any photo to view gallery. Very proud of you Thomas!!!!)


(Photo courtesy of Bri Nellis) A familiar scene at 2017 Bobcat Football games, Thomas leading the Cats on to the field bearing the Stars and Stripes

(Photo courtesy of Stacie Wurster) United States Marine PFC Thomas Wurster