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May 22, 2023

Badin students accept Academic Awards

Major awards were the order of the evening as Badin High School celebrated its 43rd annual Scholarship and Awards night on Tuesday, May 16, in the school’s Mulcahey Gym.

“This is always a special night,” Badin Principal Patrick Keating said. “Between scholarship awards and other significant recognitions, this is a night all about our outstanding students.”

Among those recognized were the following:

Four students are tied for No. 1 in the class and are co-valedictorians. They are, with their colleges of choice: Emma Brecht (University of Alabama), JJ Even (Indiana University), Mary Giffen (Saint Louis University) and Jimmy Zettler (University of Alabama).

Three students were honored for National Merit Scholarship success. Mary Giffen and Jimmy Zettler are National Merit Scholarship Finalists, and JJ Even is a National Merit Commended Student.

Books awards for juniors, recognizing their outstanding efforts during the 2022-23 school year, included the following:
The Bausch & Lomb award for science went to junior Rudy Joesting
The Bowdoin College book award for innovative thinking went to junior Katie Schwartz
The Brown University book award for excellence in English went to junior Maggie Peter.
The Badin Service Learning book award went to junior Grace Lees.
The St. Michael’s book award for service and academic success went to junior Paige Harris.
The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Academic Excellence award went to junior Anthony Jackman.
The University of Louisville Yarmuth Book Award for intellectual curiosity went to junior Ty Long.
The University of Rochester Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award went to junior Sophia Williams.

Servant Leadership awards went to seniors Mary Giffen, Janie Pierce, Marissa Rose and Abby Wagner.

The “Seal of Biliteracy” for language excellence went to juniors Paige Harris and Rudy Joesting.

The Archie Griffin Award for sportsmanship, from the Ohio High School Athletic Association, went to seniors Alyvia Hegemann and Jackson Martin.

The OHSAA award for Scholar-Athletes went to senior JJ Even. The OHSAA Award of Excellence went to senior Luke Jensen. The OHSAA Exemplary Service award went to senior Dylan Sansone. The Courageous Student Award from the OHSAA went to sophomore Nathan Cornwell.

Seniors John Ruppert and Jimmy Zettler were recognized for being three-sport athletes for all four years at Badin.

Four seniors were recognized for being Eagle Scouts: Brendan Bultman, Ethan Gibson, Nathan White and Zak White.

A number of “named” scholarships went to the following returning students:
The Jeff Boyle Group Scholarship: junior Paige Harris
The Daniel Francis Pate Memorial Scholarship: juniors Gavin Isaacs and Ella Pate and sophomore Zack Kramer
The Carol Michael Williams Memorial Art Scholarship: junior Paige Harris
The Celeste Broermann Memorial Scholarship: junior Emma Rhodis
The Erin Golden Memorial Scholarship: junior Shelby Mulcare
The Joe DeAngelo Memorial Scholarship: junior Shea Scarborough
The Paul Seal Memorial Scholarship: junior Abby Rengering
The Dean and Marysue Wright Scholarship: sophomore Emma Ballinger

Nine “named” scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors:
The Katherine Schindler Memorial Scholarship: senior JJ Even
The Mike Cappa Memorial Scholarship: senior Andrew Carpenter
The Ann Beer Memorial Scholarship: senior Eva Groh
The Patrick Connelly Leadership Scholarship: senior Caleb Chorley
The Kruger and Hodges Scholarship: senior Devon Hage
The Dr. Amy L. Coakley Dugan Scholarship: senior Lauren Trusock
The Kappers Family Scholarship: senior Brianna Baker
The Jim Hinkel Memorial Scholarship: senior Dominic Pate
The Dan and Maribeth Graf Scholarship: senior Lainey Brossart

Five graduating seniors received scholarships from the Fairfield Rotary Club: Erin Beeber, Emma Brecht, Vincent Pennisi, Marissa Rose and Jimmy Zettler

Three “named” scholarships were awarded to incoming freshmen:
The Becker Reed Family Scholarship: Logan Karwisch
The Timothy Hare Memorial Scholarship: Fathima Vazquez
The Bob and Nelda Ernst Scholarship: Aubri Allen, Colin Beckman, Luke Brehm, Reece Donges, Jessica Giuliano and Evie Schray

A total of 43 members of the class – from a graduating class of 135 students – were a part of the $250,000 Club. Those students received $250,000 or more in college academic scholarship offers. Those 43 students will attend 22 colleges and universities in nine states. Overall, the Class of 2023 earned some $22.8 million in college academic scholarship dollars.

Contact: Dirk Q. Allen, or (513) 869-4490

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