Past Winners

2013 Winners 

Brett Bejceck

Stow-Monroe Falls High School

It's a Sport, Not a Stereotype

Pictured with Merritt Waters

Ashten Garrett

Copley High School

Bon Appetite

Pictured with his parents 

Kelsie Hinds

Newcomerstown High School

Finding My Place Under the Friday Night Lights

Pictured with her parents

Nicholas Senita

Ashtabula Lakeside High School

Lessons in Adversity

Bruce Ferguson, Nick, and Superintendent Patrick Colucci

Ryan Culross

Ashland Mapleton High School

The Most Important Lesson I've Ever Learned

Pictured with Bruce Ferguson

Alicia Nelson

Medina High School

My Rookie Season

Pictured with her award

2013 Honorable Mention:

Alonzo Burt, Copley High School, "Fields of Learning Essay"

Michael Craffey, Lake Catholic High School, "Austin, A Difference Maker"

Brett Dawson, Trinity High School, "Plow Through It"

Thomas Fanning, St. Ignatius High School, "Marked for Life"

Megan Fenton, Midpark High School, "Never Too Tough to Care"

Griffin Fillippi, Trinity High School, "The Mud, the Blood and the Cheers"

Christopher Grant, Rocky River High School, "Scholarship Essay 2013"

Josh Iammarino, Kirtland High School, "David and Goliath"

TJ Kestranek, Kenston High School, "Beyond the Pole"

Emily Kist, Lakeside High School, "Winning is not Everything"

Elissa Kuharich, Brecksville High School, "You Only Get One Senior Night-Choose to Participate"

Michael LaManna, St. Ignatius High School, "48 Seconds and 3 Time Outs"

Ashley Moffat, Riverside High School, "Agree to Disagree"

Nicholas Mog, Padua High School, "Heartbreak and Redemption"

Thomas Murtaugh, Chagrin Falls High School, "From the Football Field to the Science Lab"

Antonio Nicholson, Oberlin High School, "Football and Life"

Rachel Poretsky, Bay Village High School, "When the Rockets Go Flying In"

Elizabeth Reichart, Hudson High School, "Eternally Grateful"

Brandon Rotsky, Beachwood High School, ""Band of Brothers"

Gretchen Sauder, Crestview High School, "Football and Its Fans:  The Fantasy World of a True Family Sport"

Shane Sheredy, Wickliffe High School, "Man Maker"

Joseph Simonis, Highland High School, "Best Unpredicted Experience"

Madison Tompkins, Lake Catholic High School, "What I Learned in Football Season"