FBW Scholarship Recipients 2012

2012 Franklin B Walters Award

23rd Annual Franklin B. Walter Award

The Franklin B. Walter (FBW) All-Scholastic Award was created in 1990 by the Ohio Educational Service Center Association (OESCA) to honor Franklin B. Walter past Superintendent of Public Instruction in Ohio and to recognize one top student scholar from each county in Ohio. Franklin B. Walter served as state superintendent from March 1977 until August 1991.

Each year the SOESC honors one student from a local school district in Adams, Clinton, Fayette and Highland County to be the (OESCA) Franklin B. Walter Award Recipient.

All students were honored and received the award at the awards luncheon held in Columbus on April 25, 2012. Award recipients must have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement as well as other significant school and community accomplishments.

The SOESC would like to congratulate all FBW award winners.

Jill Deatherage OESCA award winner

Jill Deatherage is Clinton County's Franklin B. Walter
All Scholastic Award Recipient

Jill Deatherage, a senior at Clinton-Massie High School has been honored by the Ohio Educational Service Center Association and the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center as Clinton County's 2012 Franklin B. Walter All Scholastic Award winner.  Ms. Deatherage plans to attend The Ohio State University and major in Speech and Hearing Sciences.  She intends to minor in Spanish.  She would then like to complete Graduate School at either Ohio State University or Miami University for Speech Pathology. Ms. Deatherage is a member of the Clinton-Massie High School National Honor Society, and served as President her senior year.  She has been ranked first in her class for overall GPA all four years of high school thus receiving the Top Ten Award.  Ms. Deatherage held positions of First Lieutenant and Squad Leader of the CMHS Falconettes Dance Team during high school.  She also served as Co-Captain of the swim team her senior year. Commenting on her goals, Ms. Deatherage stated, My first academic goal is to finish high school knowing I have done everything to the best of my ability.  I want to be confident in the fact that I took advantage of the learning opportunities that were given to me and that I am prepared for the future. Jill is the daughter of John and Lynn Deatherage.

 

Emily Ratliff OESCA Winner       

Emily Ratliff is Fayette County's Franklin B. Walter
All Scholastic Award Recipient


Emily Ratliff, a senior at Miami Trace High School has been honored by the Ohio Educational Service Center Association and the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center as Fayette County's 2012 Franklin B. Walter All Scholastic Award winner.  Ms. Ratliff plans to attend The Ohio State University and graduate with honors in Agribusiness.  She would then like to attend Pharmacy School to become a certified pharmacist. Ms. Ratliff is a member of the Miami Trace High School National Honor Society and served as President her senior year.  She was awarded the Academic Booster Club Top Ten Award all four years of high school for being ranked in the top ten academically in her class. Commenting on her goals, Ms. Ratliff quoted a statement from Brian Tracy'™s Eat That Frog, œGoals are the Furnace of achievement.  She stated Goals give us a sense of direction.  Without them, it's easy to get lost wandering about aimlessly in search of a purpose. One big goal that Ms. Ratiliff hopes to achieve is to graduate as the valedictorian of her high school class. Emily is the daughter of Lamar and Stephanie Ratliff.

 

Elizabeth Spidel OESCA Winner

Elizabeth Spidel is Highland County's Franklin B. Walter
All Scholastic Award Recipient

Elizabeth Spidel, a senior at Lynchburg-Clay High School has been honored by the Ohio Educational Service Center Association and the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center as Highland County's 2012 Franklin B. Walter All Scholastic Award winner. Ms. Spidel plans to attend Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and major in microbiology.  She intends to minor in neuroscience in order to prepare for a career as a psychiatrist. Ms. Spidel is a member of the Lynchburg-Clay High School National Honor Society.  She has been in both concert band and pep band.  Ms. Spidel has also been in many musicals during her high school years.Commenting on her goals, Ms. Spidel stated, œMy biggest goal for my high school career is to graduate as Lynchburg-Clay's 2012 Valedictorian."  Elizabeth is the daughter of Patti Phelan and Dan Spidel.

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