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04/30/13 – Statewide Winners Announced For Forcht Bank/KHSAA Sportsmanship Recognition Program

April 30, 2013 2012-2013 News Releases



Beechwood’s Alexis Hunter and Monroe County’s Chad Wilson were honored as the statewide winners of the 2013 Forcht Bank/KHSAA Sportsmanship Recognition program at the 17th annual awards banquet on Sunday in Lexington. Hunter and Wilson were each awarded a $3,000 scholarship, and were chosen from a pool of 32 regional winners. Each regional winner received a $350 scholarship, along with an award from Forcht Bank and the KSHAA.

This marks the 17th year for the Sportsmanship Recognition program, which is open to all seniors that have participated in athletics and/or sport activities (cheerleading, bowling, archery and bass fishing). One male and one female are recognized from each school, with the local school honorees narrowed down to 32 regional winners, one male and one female from each of the 16 regions. To qualify for consideration in the program, a student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, verification of no game disqualifications for unsportsmanlike conduct, and be involved in leadership roles within the community.

Region 1 – Noah Steele (Marshall County), Catherine Miller (Paducah Tilghman)
Region 2 – Cameron Brandon (Caldwell County), Jamie Gray (Lyon County)
Region 3 – Cody Meinhardt (Edmonson County), Sierra Fields (Butler County)
Region 4 – Chad Wilson (Monroe County), Tayler McMurtrey (Metcalfe County)
Region 5 – Ian Black (Elizabethtown), Brittanie Mahanna (North Hardin)
Region 6 – Hunter Wood (Bullitt East), Victoria Dircksen (Mercy)
Region 7 – Ryan Long (Christian Academy-Louisville), Katharine Joss (Christian Academy-Louisville)
Region 8 – Deric Hyman (Shelby County), Natalie Newman (North Oldham)
Region 9 – Dexter Smith (Lloyd Memorial), Alexis Hunter (Beechwood)
Region 10 – Tanner Kelsch (Augusta), Andrea Porter (Scott)
Region 11 – Raymond White (Model), Riley Davis (Woodford County)
Region 12 – Landry Woods (Wayne County), Tori Gray (Mercer County)
Region 13 – William Lewis (Harlan County), Kari Beth Corum (Clay County)
Region 14 – Austin Pray (Perry Co. Central), Cassidy Spencer (Wolfe County)
Region 15 – Ethan Rowe (Pikeville), Sarah Dawahare (Pikeville)
Region 16 – Johnathan Burke (Fairview), Jordan Gillum (Greenup County) 

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About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 280 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 40 state championships in 12 sports and 4 sport activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.


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