It hasn’t happened before, but due to the remarkable success on and off the Fort Loramie High School track, seniors Grant Albers and Jadyn Puthoff sweep the 2021 County League Scholar-Athlete Scholar Awards.
It hasn’t happened before. But for those who can appreciate the culture of success at Fort Loramie High School in 2021, the facts show that two seniors, Grant Albers and Jadyn Puthoff, are the first from the same school to win academic athletes. male and female Press Pros awards for 2020-’21.
Albers is a four-year member of the Redskins ’basketball and baseball teams, captain of both, and a member of the winners of the 2018 Loramie Division IV baseball title.
“One of the biggest emotions of my life,” he wrote in his application essay. “I had to run in the game and scored a base shot for my brother. This is a special memory that I will NEVER forget ”.
He was also a valuable member of Corey Britton’s basketball program who earned an average of 16 wins during his four years of participation, earning recognition for the best field goal percentage, most rebounds and MVPs during his four years. A stranger characterized him in this way. “If there’s work to be done, you’ll find Grant Albers.”
He graduated this spring with an average of 4.00 points, with an ACT score of 32, and is a strong candidate for valedictorian honors.
So he sums up his four years at Fort Loramie. “It simply came to our notice then. But I’m very grateful and I know I gave it my all while I had the chance. “
He enrolled at the University of Dayton in the fall of 2021, where he will study mechanical engineering.
Jadyn Puthoff can also claim honor as state champion, a member of the Redskins Division 2121 women’s basketball team champion, a group that racked up a 56-1 record in its last two seasons and denied the opportunity to play in the Division IV title of 2020 when the tournament was canceled by OHSAA for security reasons as a result of the Covid virus.
Puthoff was also a member of his volleyball team, a group that made deep careers in the state Division tournament for the past two years, being runners-up in the 2019 Division IV final in New Bremen.
Although he was not a statistical star, he achieved high leadership grades and a mature attitude towards teammates and competition; and is known throughout her community for her strong ethics of service to others.
“Sports taught me to win and to be humble. But he also showed me how to lose with dignity and push harder the next game. I learned character and integrity, and the importance of being honest and responsible for my actions. “
He is graduating with an average grade of 3.9 and plans to attend Kettering Medical College this fall, where he will pursue a career in diagnostic medical sonography.
Shelby County League Scholar-Athlete Press Awards are possible thanks to the sponsoring support of the following: Wilson Health, The Keyhole, Logan Services, The Motz Group (Cincinnati), The Spot Restaurant (Sidney), The Heidout (Jackson Center), Edward Jones Investments (Andrew Stewart), Allenbaugh Insurance (Jackson Center), 49 Degrees (Coldwater) , Moeller Brew Barn (Maria Stein), HA Dorsten Construction (Minster), Huffer Chiropractic (Jackson Center), Crale Builders (Anna), Ron & Nita’s (Sidney), and the Davis Foundation (Columbus).
This is the sixth year of the Shelby County League Award and, through the generosity of our sponsors, the Press Pros site is now offering $ 82,500 in total scholarships since 2012. The winners are selected by an independent group of retired teachers, advisors and administrators.