The Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award was established in 1989 by Ohio's County Superintendents to recognize student achievement and promote academic accomplishment. Only one senior from each of Ohio's eighty-eight counties is chosen to receive this honor each year. The recipients are the top scholars in their class.
The award bears the name of Dr. Franklin B. Walter, who served as State Superintendent from 1977-1991. During his tenure, Dr. Walter worked with three governors, significantly improved public education in the state, and brought Ohio's schools to the fore-front of the nation's attention. He received numerous honors and has earned the respect and admiration of educators nationwide. His integrity, leadership, optimism and commitment serves as an example for all. Dr. Walter passed away on September 15, 2010 at the age of 80. He left behind a storied legacy that includes this award.