The Borough of Emporium is home to roughly 1,900 residents. The town may be small in terms of its population, but the people in this small Cameron County hub have some of the biggest hearts in the area. The people of Emporium are quick to talk about their pride in Cameron County Red Raider Athletics, and for good reason.
Over the last few years, the school that graduates only around fifty students a year has helped send three athletes to Division I schools to continue their athletic careers. Each of these three men were members of the 2014-2015 Cameron County Red Raiders boys basketball team, one of the best teams in school history.
Adam Shaffer, Nate Sestina, and Vincenzo (Vinny) Olivett are three current Division I athletes who grew up in the Emporium community. While Sestina and Shaffer were recruited by Division I programs, Olivett made his way onto the track and field roster at Lafayette College as a walk- on. Initially, he attended the liberal arts college in Easton, Pennsylvania in order to receive a world class education. However, what he soon realized was an unfulfilled urge to compete again.