OHSAA honors Stephens, Perry
COLUMBUS – The Ohio High School Athletic Association annually provides scholarships for outstanding student athletes from its member schools. Each member high school may submit one senior male and one senior female candidate for scholarship consideration.
Each member high school may also submit one senior female minority and one senior male minority candidate. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who have excelled in the classroom as well as high school sports.
At the state level, the OHSAA provides forty-eight scholarships across the six OHSAA athletic districts. Thirty-six students receive $1,000 awards – including one student from each of the six OHSAA athletic districts that will receive an Ethnic Minority Scholarship – the remaining scholarships are awarded proportionately according to the number of schools in each athletic district.
In addition to the four scholarships awarded by the Ohio High School Athletic Association the Southeast District Athletic Board (SEDAB) is proud to award an additional twenty-one scholarships to the deserving scholar-athletes in Southeast Ohio.
In conjunction with the OHSAA the SEDAB recently announced the 2016 Scholar-Athlete Scholarship awards at their annual Scholar-Athlete Banquet on June 23 in Jackson.
The SEDAB is pleased to announce Wesley Stephens of Chesapeake High School has been awarded the OHSAA Scholar-Athlete Scholarship in the amount of one thousand ($1000). Wesley plans to enroll at Lipscomb University in the fall and study Pharmacy.
Fairland High School senior Taylor Perry was also honored as a Scholar-Athlete for the Southeast District.
The OHSAA and SEDAB scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who have excelled academically and athletically. To be nominated by their high school students must meet the following criteria: must be a graduating senior; have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale; must have taken either the ACT or SAT; must have received a minimum of three varsity letters in one OHSAA sanctioned sport or four varsity letters in a combination of any two or more OHSAA sanctioned sports
2016 OHSAA Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Recipients
Northwest District (7)
Riley Nagel, Defiance Tinora – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Alicia Hernandez, Archbold – OHSAA Ethnic Minority Scholar-Athlete
Cameron Conaway, Greenwich South Central – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Kyle Homan, Maria Stein Marion Local – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Jackson Hemmelgarn, Coldwater – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Alec Rhodes, Findlay Liberty-Benton – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Emily Mescher, Maria Stein Marion Local – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Southeast District (4)
Andrew Wolford, Lucasville Valley – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Wesley Stephens, Chesapeake – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Taylor Perry, Proctorville Fairland – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Sue-Yeon Ryu, The Plains Athens – OHSAA Ethnic Minority Scholar-Athlete
Central District (4)
Aaron Wood, Lancaster Fisher Catholic – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Isabella Pesavento, Columbus School for Girls – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Danielle Evans, Newark Catholic – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Tyndale Hannan, Dublin Coffman – OHSAA Ethnic Minority Scholar-Athlete
East District (4)
Dallas Foster, Sugarcreek Garaway – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Olivia Warther, Dover – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Conner Roahrig, Coshocton – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Daniel Trouten, St. Clairsville – OHSAA Ethnic Minority Scholar-Athlete
Southwest District (7)
Kristin Langston, Versailles – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Samantha Rowland, Tipp City Tippecanoe – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Sean O’Brien, Cincinnati Country Day– OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Benjamin Greenwell, Milford – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Brooke Lezotte, Waynesville– OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Gary Zhao, Mason – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Tigar Cyr, Cincinnati Seven Hills – OHSAA Ethnic Minority Scholar-Athlete
Northeast District (10)
Edward Conger, Euclid – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
James Norris, Cleveland St. Ignatius – OHSAA Ethnic Minority Scholar-Athlete
Vanessa Pasadyn, Brunswick – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Thomas Sullivan, Cleveland St. Ignatius – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Daniel Branch, Richfield Revere – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
John Colangelo, Canton Central Catholic – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Jacob Ondash, Mantua Crestwood– OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Bradley Hauptman, Kirtland – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Rachel Reolfi, Canton Central Catholic – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Austin VanSickle, Loudonville – OHSAA Scholar- Athlete