SEODAB Scholarship Winners

2017seodabbanquet

Back Row L to R: Chris Tatlonghari, South Point High School; Miles Cornwell, Gallia Academy High School; Cade Marquez, Waverly High School; Nathan Riehl, Valley High School; Cole Gilliland, Clay High School; Makayla Akers, Wheelersburg High School; Jett Facemyer, Eastern (Reedsville) High School; Jacob Isaac, Ironton High School; Alek Blevins, South Webster High School; T.J. Hoggard, Portsmouth West High School; William Hoover, Waverly High School; Dr. Dan Ross, OHSAA Commissioner

Front Row L to R: Caitlin Young, North Adams High School; Laura Pullins, Eastern (Reedsville) High School; Alexis Waits, Lynchburg High School; Hope Tira, Hillsboro High School; Emma Hoellrich, Fairfield Union High School; Avery DeLong, Circleville High School; Jordan Fick, Nelsonville-York High School; Makalia Mitten, Southeastern High School; Hagen Schaeffer, Notre Dame High School

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 2017 Scholar-Athlete Scholarship awards at their
annual Scholar-Athlete Banquet on June 22, 2017 in Jackson, Ohio.

The OHSAA and SEDAB are pleased to announce the following scholarship winners:


1) Makayla Akers of Wheelersburg High School has been awarded the SEDAB $500
Scholarship in the amount of five hundred ($500). Makayla plans to enroll at Alice Lloyd
College in the fall and study Pre-Physical Therapy;

2) Alek Blevins of South Webster High School has been awarded the SEDAB James Mains
Memorial Scholarship in the amount of one thousand ($1000). Alek plans to enroll at Shawnee
State University in the fall and study Pre-med;

3) Miles Cornwell of Gallia Academy High School has been awarded the SEDAB $500
Scholarship in the amount of five hundred ($500). Miles plans to enroll at The Ohio State
University in the fall and study Biology;

4) Avery DeLong of Circleville High School has been awarded the SEDAB $500 Scholarship in
the amount of five hundred ($500). Avery plans to enroll at Miami University in the fall and
study Biology/PreMed;

5) Taylor Doerr of Wheelersburg High School has been awarded the OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Scholarship in the amount of one thousand ($1000). Taylor plans to enroll at Marshall
University in the fall and study Pre-med;

6) Jett Facemyer of Eastern (Reedsville) High School has been awarded the SEDAB $500
Scholarship in the amount of five hundred ($500). Jett plans to enroll at Otterbein in the fall and
study Pre-Dentistry;

7) Jordan Fick of Nelsonville-York High School has been awarded the SEDAB $500 Scholarship
in the amount of five hundred ($500). Jordan plans to enroll at Ohio University College of
Business in the fall and study Accounting;

8) Cole Gilliland of Clay High School has been awarded the SEDAB $500 Scholarship in the
amount of five hundred ($500). Cole plans to enroll at Undecided in the fall and study Business
Administration or Plastic Engineering;

9) Hannah Grosel of Marietta High School has been awarded the SEDAB $500 Scholarship in
the amount of five hundred ($500). Hannah plans to enroll at The Ohio State University in the
fall and study Accounting;

10) Jakob Helton of South Point High School has been awarded the SEDAB $500 Scholarship in
the amount of five hundred ($500). Jakob plans to enroll at Princeton University in the fall and
study Astrophysics;

11) Emma Hoellrich of Fairfield Union High School has been awarded the SEDAB Roger
Thompson Memorial Scholarship in the amount of one thousand ($1000). Emma plans to enroll
at Ohio State University in the fall and study Chemistry;

12) T.J. Hoggard of Portsmouth West High School has been awarded the SEDAB $500
Scholarship in the amount of five hundred ($500). T.J. plans to enroll at Shawnee State
University in the fall and study Plastics Engineering;

13) William Hoover of Waverly High School has been awarded the SEDAB $500 Scholarship in
the amount of five hundred ($500). William plans to enroll at Shawnee State University in the
fall and study Computer Engineering;

14) Jacob Isaac of Ironton High School has been awarded the SEDAB $500 Scholarship in the
amount of five hundred ($500). Jacob plans to enroll at The Ohio State University in the fall and
study Physical Therapy;

15) Nathan Lowe of Sciotoville Community High School has been awarded the SEDAB $500
Scholarship in the amount of five hundred ($500). Nathan plans to enroll at Transylvania
University in the fall and study Business Administration & Marketing;

16) Cade Marquez of Waverly High School has been awarded the SEDAB Minority Scholarship
in the amount of five hundred ($500). Cade plans to enroll at Undecided in the fall and study
Education;

17) Makalia Mitten of Southeastern High School has been awarded the SEDAB $500
Scholarship in the amount of five hundred ($500). Makalia plans to enroll at Ohio University
Athens in the fall and study Civil Engineering;

18) Laura Pullins of Eastern (Reedsville) High School has been awarded the OHSAA Scholar-
Athlete Scholarship in the amount of one thousand ($1000). Laura plans to enroll at Marietta
College in the fall and study Sports Management;

19) Nathan Riehl of Valley High School has been awarded the SEDAB $500 Scholarship in the
amount of five hundred ($500). Nathan plans to enroll at Wright State University in the fall and
study Accounting;

20) Hagen Schaefer of Notre Dame High School has been awarded the OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Scholarship in the amount of one thousand ($1000). Hagen plans to enroll at Shawnee State
University in the fall and study Early Childhood Intervention;

21) Chris Tatlonghari of South Point High School has been awarded the OHSAA Minority
Scholarship in the amount of one thousand ($1000). Chris plans to enroll at The Ohio State
University in the fall and study Chemical Engineering;

22) Hope Tira of Hillsboro High School has been awarded the SEDAB $500 Scholarship in the
amount of five hundred ($500). Hope plans to enroll at University of Cincinnati in the fall and
study Communication Sciences and Disorders-Speech Pathology;

23) Alexis Waits of Lynchburg-Clay High School has been awarded the SEDAB $500
Scholarship in the amount of five hundred ($500). Alexis plans to enroll at The Ohio State
University or Wilmington College in the fall and study Biology Major (Pre-Med);

24) Mary Watts of Gallia Academy High School has been awarded the SEDAB $500
Scholarship in the amount of five hundred ($500). Mary plans to enroll at Otterbein University
in the fall and study Biology;

25) Caitlin Young of North Adams High School has been awarded the SEDAB $500 Scholarship
in the amount of five hundred ($500). Caitlin plans to enroll at Marshall University in the fall
and study Pharmacy.

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.

 

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