May 18, 2021

Badin students accept Academic Awards


The show must go on, and that it did as Badin High School hosted its annual Academic Awards Night on Tuesday, May 18, in the school’s Mulcahey Gym. Some adjustments were made due to the pandemic, but dozens of students were honored at the celebration of success.

“This is an important event to recognize the accomplishments of our students,” Badin High Principal Brian Pendergest said. “They have done a tremendous job through a difficult year, and we were especially glad to honor their efforts.”

Department awards for the top senior went to the following:

  • English: Maddie Thompson
  • Science: Taylor Wissman
  • The Tom Rains Social Studies Award: Logan Hage
  • Math: Logan Japikse
  • Religion: Beth Rothan
  • Foreign language: Tatum Oliver
  • Art: Paige Long
  • The Joe DeAngelo Business Award: Jeff Dick

Junior book award winners

Other significant awards went to the following students:

The University of Notre Dame book award for achievement, leadership and service went to junior Jada Pohlen.

The Brown University book award for excellence in English went to junior Ashley Waggoner.

The Bausch & Lomb award for science went to junior Case Trokhan

The Badin Service Learning book award went to junior Liz Feltner.

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Academic Excellence award went to junior Katie Hiernaux.

Servant Leadership awards went to seniors Samantha Cohen, Chloe Niesen, Jayla Starks and Emma Trusock.

The Archie Griffin Award for sportsmanship, from the Ohio High School Athletic Association, went to seniors AJ Enginger and Taylor Wissman.

The OHSAA award for Scholar-Athletes went to senior Emma Trusock. The OHSAA Award of Excellence went to junior Case Trokhan. The Courageous Student Award from the OHSAA went to junior Molly Karwisch.

Seniors Ella Brennan, Andrew Larkin, Owen Mathews, David Schweinefuss and Michael Schweinefuss were recognized for being three-sport athletes for all four years at Badin.

Senior Logan Hage was recognized for being a National Merit “Commended Student” for her performance on the PSAT – top 5 percent in the country – as a junior.

Nick Young was recognized for being the valedictorian in the Class of 2021. He will attend the University of Cincinnati as a pre-med major.

Malone award winners

The Betty and Terry Malone Scholarship, for athletes who exhibit the Badin spirit of the Malone Family, went to four juniors: Molly Anthony, Cooper Fiehrer, Jada Pohlen and Cameron Wright

Seven other “named” scholarships went to the following returning students:
The Jeff Boyle Group Scholarship: junior Max Kramer
The Daniel Francis Pate Memorial Scholarship: juniors Emily Gullett and Nick Maraschiello.
The Carol Michael Williams Memorial Scholarship: junior Kylee Fait
The Paul Seal Memorial Scholarship: junior Sydney Feenstra
The Celeste Broermann Memorial Scholarship: junior Hannah Ballinger
The Erin Golden Memorial Scholarship: junior Abby Leiss
The Joe DeAngelo Memorial Scholarship: junior Stephanie Hartkemeyer

Seven “named” scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors:
The Katherine Schindler Memorial Scholarship: senior Kennedy Jarvis
The Mike Cappa Memorial Scholarship: senior Matt Rings
The Ann Beer Memorial Scholarship: senior Jessica Stidham
The Patrick Connelly Leadership Scholarship: senior McKenna Francis
The Kruger and Hodges Scholarship: senior Maddie Thompson
The Dr. Amy L. Coakley Dugan Scholarship: senior Kennedy Jarvis
The Kappers Family Scholarship: senior Kailynn Berger

Two “named” scholarships were awarded to incoming freshmen:
The Becker Reed Family Scholarship: Olivia Schmidt ‘25
The Timothy Hare Memorial Scholarship: Michelle Garcia ‘25
Seventy-three students received college scholarships worth $390,000 from the Hamilton Community Foundation.

A total of 85 members of the class – from a graduating class of 157 students – were members of the $100,000 Club. Those students received $100,000 or more in college academic scholarship offers. Those 85 students will attend 39 colleges and universities in 13 states and the District of Columbia. Overall, the Class of 2021 earned a record $35.3 million in college academic scholarship dollars.

Contact: Dirk Q. Allen, (513) 869-4490; Dallen@BadinHS.org

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