Multiple Teams · 245 Junior and Senior Student-Athletes Honored for Academic Excellence


The 40th annual Scholar Athlete Awards Ceremony was held in the Centerville High School Performing Arts Center on Sunday night.  In order to be honored as a scholar-athlete, a junior or senior must have earned a varsity letter during the year and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher through five semesters for juniors or seven semesters for seniors.  113 first year juniors and 40 first year seniors were presented with their medals in recognition of their hard work while 92 seniors were presented with plaques symbolic of having won the award for two consecutive years.

There were also several special awards passed out as well.  Below is a list of the awards along with the winners:

GWOC Boys Academic Top 10:

1. Mark D’Aloia – 4.92 GPA
2. Rohan Makhijani – 4.87 GPA
3. Allen Luna – 4.81 GPA
4. Brian Schutter – 4.69 GPA
5. Alex Clark – 4.68 GPA
6. Bryan Luna – 4.68 GPA
7. Dylan Curtis – 4.50 GPA
8. Patrick Smith – 4.47 GPA
9. Joseph Tollefson – 4.37 GPA
10. Jack McCarthy – 4.35 GPA

GWOC Girls Academic Top 10:

1. Anjali Peddanna – 4.82 GPA
2. Yun-Kyung Kim – 4.65 GPA
3. Roshni Venkatesh – 4.63 GPA
4. Erin Niederkohr – 4.58 GPA
5. Taylor Malchow – 4.57 GPA
6. Jaekyeong Choi – 4.50 GPA
7. Ashley Wissel – 4.49 GPA
8. Emily Fortman – 4.45 GPA
9. Audrey Hoffmeister – 4.45 GPA
10. Claire Bebbington – 4.37 GPA

United States Army Reserve Scholar Athlete Award:

Male – Dylan Curtis
Female – Mollie Paulick

United States Marines Corps Distinguished Athlete Award:

Lainey Studebaker

NFHS Award of Excellence:

Male – Bryan Luna
Female – Megan Dabbelt

OHSAA State Award for Exemplary Contribution and Service:

Darryl Edwards

Terry Wieland Character Award:

Male – Caleb Anthony
Female – Esha Kulkarni

Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award:

Male – Kevin Meiners
Female – Victoria Angelopoulos

OHSAA Courageous Student Award:

Jeremy Crawford

JSS Foundation $1,000 Scholarship:

Male – Brian Schutter
Female – Claire Bebbington

OHSAA Scholar Athlete Award:

Male – Brian Schutter
Female – Erin Niederkohr

CHS Scholar Athletes of the Year:

Male – Mark D’Aloia
Female – Anjali Peddanna