29th Annual Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Awards Program 2018
On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, the Ohio Educational Service Center Association (OESCA) recognized 88 of Ohio’s top students from across the state during the 29th Annual Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Awards Program, named in honor of Ohio's 31st State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
The award was established in 1989 by OESCA to promote and recognize outstanding student leaders for their academic achievement and service to their school and communities. One senior from each county in Ohio is eligible to receive this honor. Matthews Seas, of Peebles High School in Adams County, Heather Fryman of Wilmington High School in Clinton County, Spencer Minyo of Washington Court House High School in Fayette County, and Riley Moberly, Hillsboro High School in Highland County were selected as award recipients from the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center.
"Over the last 29 years, OESCA has recognized over 2000 scholars and student leaders during this event," said Beth Justice, Southern Ohio ESC Superintendent. "We wish Matthew, Heather, Spencer, and Riley great success as they pursues their studies at the college level."
Matthew Seas is ranked first in his class and plans to attend Case Western Reserve University where he will major in chemical engineering. His long term goals are to earn a Master of Science in chemical engineering and to work in the areas of environmental applications, environmental remediation, and renewable energy.
Matthew is known throughout his school community as an athlete, scholar, and student leader.
Throughout high school, Matthew has been a member of the indoor and outdoor track and field and cross country teams.
Matthew is also active in his community by serving his church. He would one day like to give back to his community by pursuing his interest in gardening, establishing a vegetable farm, and donating his harvest to area soup kitchens.
Matthew has been recognized with several honors and awards including, in part, Academic All-Ohio Cross Country, Academic All-Ohio Outdoor Track and Field, and District and Regional Champion Outdoor Track and Field in 3200m.
Matthew is the son of Richard and Lorna Seas.
Heather Fryman is ranked in the top of her class and plans to attend Capital University where she will major in biology and Spanish. Her long term goals are to attend medical or optometry school and work in the area of pediatrics.
Heather is known throughout her school community as an athlete, musician, scholar, and student leader.
Throughout high school, Heather has been a member of basketball, golf, track, and cross country teams.
Additionally, Heather has held membership in the National Honor Society, Interact and Boo Radley clubs, participated in various volunteer programs including, in part, Break for Breakfast, God’s Work, Our Hands, and 30 Hour Famine. She has also participated in mission trips to Niagara Falls and Belize.
Heather is also active in her community. She is a member of the Faith Lutheran Church Choir, Community Choir, and has participated in job shadowing opportunities at Cincinnati and Denver Children’s Hospitals.
Heather has also been called upon to serve in leadership roles such as secretary, treasurer, media manager, and co-captain and team captain in many of the school and community organizations in which she is a member.
Heather has been recognized with several honors and awards including, in part, membership in the Phi Delta Sigma Academic Fraternity, Varsity Golf Hurricane Award, and National Merit Scholarship Commended Student.
Heather is the daughter of Jeff and June Fryman.
Spencer Minyo is ranked first in his class and plans to attend Miami University where he will major in molecular biology and continue his education by attending medical school. Spencer plans to pursue an area of concentration in medical genetics with the long term goal of being a physician.
Spencer is known throughout his school community as an athlete, musician, scholar, and student leader.
Throughout high school, Spencer has been a member of the swim team, marching band, pep band, jazz band, and symphonic band, and has participated in several high school musicals.
Additionally, Spencer is a member of the DECA business club and has owned and operated his own lawn care business since 2014.
Spencer is also active in his community serving as a museum board member for the Fayette County Museum, Fayette County 4-H camp counselor, Jr. Fair Board and Hi-Y member.
Spencer has also been called upon to serve in leadership roles such as president, historian, treasurer, section leader, and team captain in many of the school and community organizations in which he is a member.
Spencer has been recognized with several honors and awards including, in part, being named a Buckeye Boys State representative, winner of the DECA District Marketing Management Competition, and the 4-H State Achievement Award for Photography.
Spencer is the son of Debbie and John Minyo.
Riley Moberly is ranked in the top of her class and plans to attend Kent State University where she will major in biology and premed studies. Her long term goal is to become a practicing physician and conduct research to find the cure for cystic fibrosis.
Riley is known throughout her school community as an athlete, scholar, and student leader.
Throughout high school, Riley has been a member of the soccer, basketball, softball, and track and field teams.
Additionally, Riley has been a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, student council, and Frontier Athletic Conference Sportsmanship Committee. She has served as a peer tutor, and student aide.
Riley is also active in her community serving as a coach in youth athletic programs, member of the Liberty Parks Ground Crew, camp counselor, neighborhood lawn mower, and community blood drive chairperson.
Riley has been recognized with several honors and awards including, in part, being named an Advanced Placement College Board Scholar with Distinction, Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award Recipient, and the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association Scholar Athlete.
Riley is the daughter of Katie and J.R. Moberly.