The following eight young woman have been nominated for the Johnny Wilson Award, given annually to the area's top multi-sport athlete.
Breanne Dunigan, Shenandoah
Hope Fred, Elwood
Bethani Herniak, Madison-Grant
Excerpt from player statement: “It would be an honor to receive the Johnny Wilson Award. Johnny was a great athlete and an inspiration to high school students. To me, receiving this award would be like winning a gold medal in the Olympics.”
Lindsey Kardatzke, Liberty Christian
Excerpt from player statement: “To be nominated for the Johnny Wilson Award is one of the biggest honors for my athletic career. It means to me that you are not only a hard working, three-sport athlete, but an athlete with character.”
Stephanie Pritchett, Lapel
Excerpt from player statement: My time spent participating in sports at Lapel has transformed my character. I was blessed to gain exposure to my wonderful coaches, who ultimately became my life mentors.”
Shania Ray, Frankton
Excerpt from player statement: “I mainly want to win this award for my coaches and my school. I know my coaches are behind me 110 percent and with me, if I won this award, I know they would be proud.”
Darien Thompson, Anderson
Excerpt from player statement: “I know that Mr. Wilson was an outstanding athlete, but I would like to receive this award not only because of being a multi-sport athlete, but because I would love to mirror the character of Mr. Wilson.”
Delilah Wright, Pendleton Heights
Excerpt from player statement: Receiving this award would be an amazing achievement. It wouldn’t just give me something to be excited about, but it would also allow me to meet a long-term goal that I have wanted to achice since my freshman year.”
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