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Burger earns $1,000 OHSAA scholarship

COLUMBUS — A total of $66,000 in scholarships were recently handed out to 54 students during the 19th annual OHSAA Scholar-Athlete Banquet held recently in Columbus.

Crestview graduating senior Jessica Burger is shown with (from the left) Crestview Middle School Principal/Athletic Administrator Dave Bowen and her parents, Rochelle and Ray Burger, after receiving a $1,000 scholarship at the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s scholarship banquet in Columbus. (Crestview photo)

The scholarship winners were selected by each of the six OHSAA district athletic boards. Jessica Burger of Crestview High School was awarded a $1,000 scholarship through the OHSAA, sponsored by Taco Bell. Burger participated in volleyball, basketball, and softball at Crestview.

“The scholar-athlete banquet is always one of the highlights of the school year for the OHSAA,” said OHSAA Commissioner Dr. Dan Ross. “We all know that state tournaments are exciting and a thrill for the student-athletes, schools and communities, but to see so many students be honored this way for their extraordinary work academically is just as thrilling.

“They truly represent what it is all about and their families and schools are to be commended for helping them achieve great things already,” Ross added. “I would also like to personally thank the OHSAA Foundation and our corporate partners for their generous support in helping make these scholarships possible.”

POSTED: 06/30/11 at 2:30 am. FILED UNDER: Sports