Wildcats News · OHSAA Awards

Each spring, the OHSAA, in partnership with its member schools, presents awards to exemplary individuals. These awards are normally done in a presentation during the school day. This year’s OHSAA Award winners for Kenton High School are:

Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award

Sportsmanship, ethics and integrity are essential components of any successful athletic program. As part of an ongoing program to promote Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity, the Ohio High School Athletic Association would like to recognize students who display exemplary sportsmanship. This award is named for Archie Griffin. Mr. Griffin is an Ohio native, the only two-time recipient of the Heisman Trophy for football, and as a professional athlete, he always displayed exemplary sportsmanship.

This years recipients of the Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award for Kenton High School are Noah Eikenbary & Hannah Holland


NFHS Award of Excellence

The National Federation of High School’s Board of Directors and NFHS Citizenship Committee has permitted each OHSAA member high school to award the NFHS National Award of Excellence to one male and one female senior student who has displayed exemplary sportsmanship, ethics and integrity.

This year’s recipients of the NFHS National Award of Excellence for Kenton High School are Garrett Thomas and Mykaela Schriber.


OHSAA Scholar Athlete Award

As a part of our ongoing program which encourages achievement in the classroom as well as on the playing surface, the OHSAA recognizes the top male and female scholar athlete in each school with the OHSAA Scholar Athlete Award. The OHSAA Scholar Athlete award is presented to the top male and female senior student-athlete that has the highest scholastic average after the first semester and has earned a minimum of four varsity letters. This year’s recipients of the OHSAA Scholar Athlete Award for Kenton High School are Luke Fackler and Alexis Grubbs.


OHSAA Courageous Student Award

The Ohio High School Athletic Association continues to disseminate a “Courageous Student” award to be made available to every OHSAA member high school. Each high school may present this certificate to One deserving individual in their local school.

Suggested guidelines for selection:

  1. A student who either currently has, or who has overcome, a serious illness, injury, or disability.
  2. A student who has overcome great adversity in a positive way (challenging social or family situation).
  3. A student who has gone far beyond normal in assisting a fellow student, family member or friend.
  4. Other extraordinary situations, where a student has displayed tremendous courage against overwhelming odds.

This award is intended to bring credit to a very special student who has been involved in, or supportive of, the interscholastic athletic program, and who deserves recognition for courage.

This year’s recipient for Kenton High School is a great example of guideline #3. She exemplifies going far beyond normal to assist her fellow students and has worked tirelessly to make KHS a better place for everyone. She does this all without seeking recognition and does it because she knows it’s the right thing to do.

This year’s recipient of the OHSAA Courageous Student Award is Chesney Moore.