Twenty area student-athletes receive college scholarship money from OHSAA

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The Ohio High School Athletic Association will hand out a total of $66,000 in college scholarships to 54 recent high school student-athlete graduates - including 20 Northeast Ohioans - following final selections made recently by the OHSAA's six district athletic boards.

Of the 54 honorees, 42 will receive $1,000 awards, including six who will receive an OHSAA Minority Scholarship presented by Farmers Insurance. In addition, two students from each district will receive $2,000 awards made possible by the OHSAA Foundation. Nike and Molten have also contributed to the OHSAA scholarship program, as well as schools that participate in an OHSAA Foundation basketball game, which includes a fee given to the foundation to fund their portion of the scholarships.

"These 54 youngsters had outstanding high school athletic careers and they also were exemplary students in the classroom," OHSAA commissioner Dan Ross said in a prepared statement. "They truly represent what it means to be a student-athlete, and (their) families and schools are to be commended for helping them achieve great things already."

Scholar-athlete recipients are selected based on a point system which rewards students for grade point averages, class rank, ACT or SAT test scores, varsity letters earned and individual and team athletic honors. The recipients were selected by special committees within each of the six OHSAA athletic districts.  

The OHSAA has conducted its annual college scholarship program for the last 21 years.

East District's 2013 OHSAA scholar-athlete scholarship recipients

Tuscarawas Central Catholic graduate Samantha Beamer

Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans graduate David Cline

West Holmes graduate Andrew Gordon

Sugarcreek Garaway graduate Logan Kettlewell

New Concord John Glenn graduate Teresa Kuhns

New Philadelphia graduate Kayla Lowery

St. Clairsville graduate Juliana Madzia

Northeast District's 2013 OHSAA scholar-athlete scholarship recipients

Dalton graduate Carolyn Beatty

Rocky River graduate Madison Connelly

Copley graduate Alan Du

Orange graduate Katelyn King

Windham graduate Matt Knight

McDonald graduate Patrick Kunkel

Vermilion's AuBree LaForce

Smithville graduate Joelle Maibach

Amherst Steele graduate Connor Morris

Westlake graduate Logan Paul

Brookfield graduate James Quinlan

Solon graduate John Riordan

Orrville graduate Zane Vierheller

For more Northeast Ohio high school sports news, scores, photos and videos, visit USATodayhss.com/Cleveland.

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