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SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARDS


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SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARDS



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ABOUT THE SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARDS


ABOUT THE SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARDS


Every single person in here, we have the chance to be a role model for someone, we have the chance to impact someone’s life, we have the chance to set the tone for someone. You can be really good at what you do and also have really high character.
— Tim Tebow, 2016 Scholar Athlete Awards Celebrity Speaker

The Scholar Athlete Awards have been an annual Columbus Dispatch initiative for more than 20 years and in that time more than $1 million in scholarships have been awarded to elite graduating seniors.  This June 7th will mark our second-annual LIVE recognition event for these Scholar Athletes and the community. That night, we'll recognize the top female and male graduating seniors from 117 area high schools for their achievements in academics, athletics, leadership and service. Twenty-two students will take home $94,000 in college scholarships. 

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CELEBRITY GUEST SPEAKER


CELEBRITY GUEST SPEAKER


Vincent Edward “Bo” Jackson

Bo attended Auburn University where he lettered in three sports; football, baseball and track. He won consensus first team All-American Honors in football in 1983 and 1985. Bo won the Heisman Trophy in 1985.

In 1986, Bo was drafted in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Kansas City Royals. During his time with the Royals, he was selected to the 1989 Major League Baseball All-Star team and earned the Most Valuable Player Award.  

In 1987, Bo signed with the Los Angeles Raiders and played both professional football and baseball for the next four years.  While with the Raiders, Bo was selected to the National Football League Pro Bowl.  He was the first professional athlete to be selected as an All-Star in two sports.

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WE THANK OUR SPONSORS


WE THANK OUR SPONSORS


MESSAGES FROM OUR SPONSORS

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THE EVENT


THE EVENT



Directions & Parking

Check your congratulatory packet for instructions on how each student finalist can receive one free parking voucher for the event. 

 
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CONNECT


#ScholarAthleteAwards

CONNECT


#ScholarAthleteAwards

Connect: @OhioSAA

Official Hashtag: #ScholarAthleteAwards

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Event Photos


Event Photos