The winners of the 2020 Wilmington News Journal Clinton County Scholar-Athlete award are East Clinton’s Aidan Henson, Clinton-Massie’s Gabby Woods and Wilmington’s Olivia Veidt.
Among the 23 nominees submitted by high school coaches and athletic directors, this trio was at the top on each ballot of the distinguished panel of judges.
Each of the winners receives $500. Sponsors for the award are Bush Auto Place, Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, Edward Jones, GradeCo, and Smith-Feike-Minton Insurance.
Following are the profiles of the three winners:
Clinton-Massie High School
Nominating Coach: Tim McGraw
Academic: 3.96 GPA. ACT 23. Outstanding Leadership Award, National Honor Society, co-secretary National Honor Society.
Athletic: 3 time first team All-SBAAC. 1 time first team All-SCOL. 3 time SBAAC Player of the Year. 2 time SBAAC individual tournament champion. 4 time District qualifier. 2019 District Champion. 4th in Div II state tournament, All-Ohio in 2019. School record for 9- and 18-holes. 2 time first team All-SWGGCA. 2019 SWGGCA Player of the Year, Cincinnati Enquirer Div. II Girls Golfer of the Year.
Community Service: Yearbook Club, Service Learning/Aide in special needs classroom. Project Trust counselor. Food pantry volunteer. Night to Shine volunteer. Sabina Church of Christ Cradle Room volunteer. Blood donor. Sabina Family Fun Day volunteer. Covid-19 personal protective equipment handout volunteer. CM blood drive volunteer.
AIDAN L. HENSON
East Clinton High School
Nominating Coach: Robert J. Henson
Academic: 4.0 GPA. ACT 26. Class Valedictorian. National Honor Society. Straight A honor roll all 4 years high school. R&L Hometown Showcase Achievement Award. Rotary Student of the Month. American History Student of the Year. Military History Award. Algebra II Straight A’s Award; Pre-calculus Straight A’s Award, CCP Chemistry Straight A’s Award, CCP Language and Composition Academic Award.
Athletic: 4 years track and field, regional qualifier, 2 times All-SBAAC, SBAAC Runner of the Year, EC team MVP, 3 times team captain, 800 meter record holder. 4 years cross country, 2 times regional qualifier, 3 times first team All-SBAAC, 2 times SBAAC Runner of the Year, 4 times EC team MVP, 3 times team captain. 2 years varsity tennis, 1 year varsity golf.
Community Service: Eagle Scout, NHS vice president assisting with service projects, Class treasurer, Leadership Clinton Youth Collaborative, Key Club, Spanish Club, History Club, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership, SBAAC Leadership Conference, Project Trust, Wilmington Monthly Meeting of Friends, Our Father’s Kitchen.
Wilmington High School
Nominating Coach: Brian Spurlock.
Academic: 4.32 GPA. ACT 26. Honor Roll. Straight A’s K-12. Complete 5 advanced placement courses. National Honor Society. Phi Delta Sigma. School Student of the Month, Rotary Club Student of the Month, AP Chemistry Service recognition, School booster club scholarship, Noon Rotary scholarship, Sandra McCoy Education Scholarship, Randall J. Harris Scholarship, Business Advisory Council scholarship, Lander University Honors College, Honors diploma, Community Blood Center Donor Red Cord.
Athletic: 4 years varsity softball, 2 time first team All-SBAAC, Team MVP, 2 times OHSFSCA Underclassman All-Ohio, Cincinnati Enquirer all-star, 3 years team hitting leader, 100 career hits. Lander University scholarship.
Community Service: Boo Radley Club, Student Council, Key Club, Interact Club, Peer Helping Peer, Leadership Clinton Youth Collaborative, Ronald McDonald House, Project Trust, Opening Minds Through Art, teachers aide, Homecoming committee, blood drive coordinator, graduation hostess, White Gift, Grandparents Day, Leadership Day, Castle Park Build Team, Peer tutor, Brake for Breakfast, Focal Point editor, Night to Shine, Art & Soul Festival, American Legion Thanksgiving Dinner, Commitment Baseball/Softball School, Wilmington City Parks and Recreation.