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Southwestern Conference Sportsmanship and Scholar-Athletes of May

Each month, the Southwestern Conference will recognize student-athletes who are excelling in the classroom as well as those who have demonstrated the highest levels of integrity and sportsmanship. For May the SWC recognizes the following student-athletes:

Scholar Athletes of the Month

Maddie Betz
Senior
Avon Lake High School
Girls Cross Country / Girls Track & Field

Maddie Betz carries a 4.79 cumulative grade point average into her final semester. She is has taken College Anatomy and Physiology, College Composition and Writing, AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Psychology, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP Biology, AP Literature and AP Government. Maddie, a member of the National Honor Society, was named Academic All-Ohio in 2023 and will graduate with a Cap Stone diploma.

Jacob Platner
Senior
Olmsted Falls High School
Baseball / Boys Golf

Jacob Platner carries a 3.81 cumulative grade point average into his final semester. The National Honor Society member is enrolled into AP Calculus, CCP Accounting, CCP Composition, CCP Basic Human Nutrition, Personal Finance and CCP Civilization. Jacob is a Student Ambassador and two-year captain of the baseball team.

“Jacob has been a leader in the baseball program since his sophomore year on varsity. He is always doing the right thing for the program, his teammates, and himself. Jacob puts in all the work because he wants the best for the team, not for his individual recognition. He is a great representative of our program because of his success in the classroom, on the field, and in the community.”

– Aaron Zawadzki, Head Baseball Coach


Devin Ramirez
Senior

Amherst Steele High School
Boys Track and Field / Boys Cross Country / Boys Soccer

Devin Ramirez carries a 4.44 cumulative grade point average into his final semester. The US Naval Academy enlistee is currently enrolled in AP Physics, AP Chemistry, AP Calculus and AP Literature. Devin is an AP Scholar, National Honor Society member, SWC Scholar-Athlete and was named Academic All-Ohio in Soccer and Track and Field. He is also active in Leo Club and Orchestra.

Sportsmanship Athletes of the Month

Kayley Thompson
Senior
Avon High School
Softball / Girls Cross Country

Kayley Thompson is the epitome of a Sportswoman. Win or lose, she is complementary to her teammates and her opponents.  She is kind and caring to everyone she encounters.  Kayley has the type of character that we want all our athletes to emulate.

Kayley is active in National Honors Society, Model United Nations, Students Who Value the Environment, Leo Club, leader of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the prom planning committee, and multiple volunteer organizations.

Kayley has worked with Three Outs softball, Avon softball, and Little League softball in helping further the developmental skills of softball girls through coaching and camps. She has worked as a team leader through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to raise over $30,000 dollars towards patient support. Kayley has participated in many events with the Keffers to help raise money for the Kaleb Keffer Scholarship campaign. She has also worked with Leo Club and NHS in participating in volunteer opportunities such as food drives, library events, and at the nursing home.

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Southwestern Conference Sportsmanship and Scholar Athletes of January Part 2

Each month, the Southwestern Conference will recognize student-athletes who are excelling in the classroom as well as those who have demonstrated the highest levels of integrity and sportsmanship.  For the second half of January, the SWC recognizes the following student-athletes:

Scholar Athletes of the Month

Adam Schumacher
Senior
Avon High School
Wrestling

Adam Schumacher carries a 4.602 grade point average into his final school year. The AP Scholar with Distinction and National Honor Society Vice President began his senior year by taking AP Psychology, AP Calculus AB, AP Literature, AP Economics, AP Physics C, AP Statistics and AP Computer Science Applications. He is a member of Future Scholars of Medicine and volunteers at youth wrestling practices.

 

Kayla Ferancy
Senior
Amherst Steele High School
Girls Basketball

Kayla Ferancy carries a 4.514 cumulative grade point average into her final school year and is ranked No. 3 in her class. The National Honor Society and High Honors recipient was enrolled in Ancient Civilizations, Statistics, Fiction and Poetry and Biology and Ecology through the Comets’ CCP program during the first semester. The Link Crew leader and Leo Club member was awarded the Silver Certificate from the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association Scholarship Society.

Lilly Parker
Senior
Elyria High School
Cross Country / Swimming

Lilly Parker carries a 4.584 cumulative grade point average into her final semester. The National Honor Society and High Honors recipient is enrolled in College Composition and Intro to Sociology through the Pioneers’ CCP program. Beyond athletics, she is active in Drama Club, Band and Community Theatre.

 

Sportsmanship Athletes of the Month

Andrew Voisinet
Senior

Olmsted Falls High School
Football / Track & Field

Andrew Voisinet is a member of the National Honor Society and National Math Honor Society as well as a Student Ambassador for the Bulldogs.

“Andy Voisinet has been an outstanding student-athlete for the past three years. He is a person of great integrity and character. Andy always treated his teammates and opponents with respect.”  

– Tom DeLuca, Head Football Coach

Clay Broadhurst
Senior
Avon Lake High School
Football / Wrestling / Track and Field

Clay Broadhurst is a member of Students Against Dangerous Decisions (SADD) and Leadership Club. He is also a volunteer for Special Olympics and Youth Football camps as well as a Librarian and Office Aid.

Clay’s sportsmanship is on display on the mat and in the school. In the tough sport of wrestling, Clay is always smiling, competing with class and there to lend a hand to his defeated opponent. Clay was district placer at 215 last year and has moved up to heavyweight this year. 

 

Jessica Wolanin
Senior
Olmsted Falls High School
Girls Basketball

Jessic Wolanin is a member of the National Honor Society, Students Against Dangerous Decisions (SADD), Student Council and Key Club while also being a Student Ambassador for the Bulldogs.

“Jessica exemplifies sportsmanship in many ways. Her ability to compete at a high level with respect for her teammates, opponents, and officials is admirable. During adverse moments, Jessica is able to identify the right thing to do and will do it.”

– Jordan Eaton, Head Girls Basketball Coach

 

 

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