Loveland High School Awards, Honors, and Scholarships

Academic Top 10

The Academic Top 10 Senior students at Loveland High School were determined by weighted cumulative grade point average as earned through 3rd quarter of the 2020-21 school year.

Class Rank
1 ValedictorianJoanna ReeseGeorgia Institute of Technology
2 SalutatorianTeri ClarkMcGill University
2 SalutatorianDiana ClarkUniversity of South Carolina
4Sophia StokesThe Ohio State University
5Karina HollenkampMiami University
6Tess BroermannThe Ohio State University
7Ansley RichardsGeorgia Institute of Technology
8Katy EinbergerUniversity of Cincinnati
9Lauren HentzThe Ohio State University
10Zachary BeboutUniversity of Kentucky

Principal and Faculty Awards

Citizenship, Service, and Spirit Awards

The recipients of the Citizenship, Service and Spirit Awards are selected by the high school faculty. The Citizenship Award recognizes a student for his/her respectful and responsible behavior on campus and in the school community. This student maintains positive relationships with both peers and adults alike. The Service Award recognizes a student for his/her dedication to serving the needs of our school community. This student utilizes his/her talents, passions and expertise to make a difference on campus and in the community. This is a young person who truly takes pride in helping make a better world for others. The Spirit Award recognizes a student for his/her pride in all things Loveland Tigers. This student is involved in spirited support of school and extracurricular activities that affect the student body. A positive and upbeat attitude and a love of LHS is evident.

Citizenship Award: Meghan Tibb.

Service Award: Teri Clark.

Spirit Award: Maggie Nance.

Principal’s Awards

The recipients of the Principal’s Awards exemplify respect, responsibility, integrity and pride in actions that make LHS a better place. They are motivated to support students and faculty in building a school community that fills a need. They are role models and leaders of the Tiger Family.

Outstanding Senior: Joseph Koehne.

Outstanding Senior: Bea Aldrich.

Principal’s Awards: Claire Beseler, Maya Jepson, and Emily Reardon.

Outstanding Senior Achievement

Faculty members in each academic area have selected senior students who have performed with a high degree of excellence in a particular area throughout their high school career. The students have been active participants in the classroom and have gone “in depth” into the subject for which they will receive the award. Students receiving this high recognition have been selected by an evaluation of all facets of their performance.

Family and Consumer Science Department Award: ​Grace Riehle.

Art Department Award: Lilliane Rohling.

Language Arts Department Award: ​Aaron Krabacher.

Mathematics Department Award: Zachary Bebout.

Music Department Award: ​Bea Aldrich.

Social Studies Department Award: ​Katy Einberger.

Teaching Professions Academy Award: Caroline Florea.

World Languages Department Award: ​Diana Clark.

World Languages Department Award: Teri Clark.

Perseverance Award: Mark Conroy.

National Merit Scholarship Program Awards

Commended Students and National Merit Finalists

Based upon CollegeBoard PSAT results, students are commended in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. Commended Students and Finalists are named on the basis of a nationally applied Selection Index score that may vary from year to year.

Commended Students for the Class of 2021: Daniel Amburgey, Jackson Crane, Ansley Richards, Calvin Spencer, and Meghan Tibbs.

National Merit Finalist: Bea Aldrich.

National Honor Society Scholarship

NHS Scholarship recipients were chosen from nearly 10,000 applicants and will receive a scholarship toward higher education. Recipients are chosen based on their demonstrated work to support the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

An NHS Scholarship is awarded to: Alexander Laman ​and Hannah Laman.

Great Oaks Pathway Graduates

The Great Oaks Pathway is awarded to seniors who have successfully completed multiple Project Lead the Way courses offered at Loveland High School. These courses are a part of the Engineering Pathway offered in partnership with Great Oaks Career Campuses.

The students completing the Great Oaks Pathway are: Colin Blackburn and Alexander Eicher,

Trevor Fleming, Kai Reinhold, Jacob Sealschott, and Lance Thomas.

Loveland City Schools District Awards

Board of Education Student Representatives

Student Representatives to the Loveland Board of Education are chosen from the junior and senior classes by the Board Members and serve a one year term. The students attend Board of Education meetings and give a monthly Board report. Their presence provides student input to the Board and allows these students to improve the educational process for all Loveland students.

The Student Representative for this year was ​Anna Colletto.

Book and University Awards

University of Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati Book Award

This award has been established to honor students who excel in academics, community service, and leadership. Students who receive this award show a strong commitment to making a positive difference in their communities.

The recipient of the University of Notre Dame Book Club Award is: Trevor Fleming.

Simon Lazarus, Jr. Human Relations Award

This award has been established to honor students in recognition of their community service. They exhibit compassion and social responsibility through personal involvement and performing acts of kindness without expecting anything in return.

The recipient of the Simon Lazarus, Jr. Human Relations Award is: Hannah Laman.


Loveland Education Association Scholarship

The Loveland Education Association Scholarship is given annually to a graduating senior who best exemplifies those qualities held in high esteem by the teachers of Loveland City Schools. Each teacher in the school district contributes annually to this fund. This year the fund allows for the awarding of two $1500 scholarships.

A $1500 LEA Scholarship is awarded to: ​Caroline Florea and Leah Smith.

Loveland Woman’s Club – Viola Phillips Scholarship

Viola Phillips was Loveland’s first woman mayor. She was dedicated to the total spirit of Loveland. Viola was especially interested in community service and the quality of life for all residents. The Loveland Woman’s Club wishes to perpetuate her memory by awarding this scholarship to a graduating student who has demonstrated outstanding service to others.

The $1000 Viola Phillips Scholarship is awarded to: ​Anna Colletto.

Woman’s Club of Loveland Scholarship

The Loveland Woman’s Club has been an active organization in Loveland since 1912. For decades, they have provided scholarships to deserving young women and young men residing in the Loveland area.

A $1000 Woman’s Club of Loveland Scholarship is awarded to: ​Leah Smith.

Loveland Schools Foundation – Smith/Shannon Scholarship

The Smith/Shannon Scholarship is funded through a grant from Michael Shannon, M.D., class of 1967. Dr. Shannon, a Neurosurgeon who lives and maintains his medical practice in Zanesville, Ohio, is a founder and ex-officio board member of the Loveland Schools Foundation. Special mentors influence many of us at some time during our lives. One of Dr. Shannon’s mentors was Virgil Smith, a custodian at Loveland High School, and supervisor of the young part time employee at the school, Mike Shannon. A special bond developed between employer and employee and Dr. Shannon credits Mr. Smith with teaching him the discipline and work ethic that helped him excel throughout the rigors and demands of medical school and his profession.

A $1000 Smith/Shannon Scholarship is awarded to: ​Kali Egan, Averee Martin, and Leah Smith.

Loveland Schools Foundation – Robert and Pauline Verkamp Williams Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible through the generous commitment to education by the Bryan Williams Family in memory of his parents Robert and Pauline Verkamp Williams. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Loveland High School who will be attending an institution of higher learning at an accredited university or college.

A $1000 Verkamp Williams Scholarship is awarded to: ​Teri Clark.

Loveland Youth Soccer Association Scholarship

The LYSA Scholarship is awarded annually to two graduating high school seniors from the Loveland area who played, refereed and/or volunteered for Loveland Youth Soccer Association (including Loveland Storm Football Club). The recipients are determined by essays describing how LYSA has positively influenced their lives.

A $500 Loveland Youth Soccer Association Scholarship is awarded to: ​Kees Ciric and Leah Smith.

Loveland Youth Football and Cheerleading Scholarship

The Loveland Youth Football and Cheerleading Scholarships are awarded to one senior football player and one senior cheer organization member, each pursuing higher education. Academic achievement and community involvement are considered.

A $1000 Loveland Youth Football and Cheerleading Scholarship is awarded to: ​Kaitlyn Breese and Zach DeWitt.

Loveland Youth Baseball Association Scholarship

The Loveland Youth Baseball Association Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who has participated in LYBO as a player and/or umpire.

The $1000 Loveland Youth Baseball Scholarship is awarded to: Joey Kapszukiewicz.

Loveland Youth Basketball Association Scholarship

The Loveland Youth Basketball Association Scholarship is awarded for participation in the LYBA program. Loveland Youth Basketball honors scholarship and encourages an athlete to be well rounded in their school and in community activities. LYBA hopes that through athletics our recipient has benefited by learning lifelong lessons on and off the court.

The$1000LovelandYouthBasketballAssociationScholarshipisawardedto: ​LukeFaessler.

“Let Us Never Forget” Seth Mitchell Scholarship

Seth Mitchell was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and lived in that area until he was 11 years old. As a child, Seth participated in sports and school activities and loved water sports such as skiing and tubing. As a young boy, Seth wanted to be a pilot. Seth had a huge collection of planes. He even had them hanging from the ceiling in his room. Seth was usually seen with some sort of plane or helicopter on his shirts. When Seth and his family moved to Loveland, he continued his dream of flying by taking his first “solo” flight at the Waynesville airfield. Seth flew in a glider plane for his 12t​ h​ birthday. The instructor let Seth take the controls as the glider sailed through the air. He was hooked! At Loveland Middle School, Seth got his first taste of organized football. Seth graduated from Loveland High School where he played football, pole vaulted for the track team, was a member of Student Council and was elected Class President for 1997. Seth called Loveland home because that is where he developed lifelong friendships and the skills, talent and character traits that guided his life. One turning point in Seth’s life was getting involved with Student Venture, the high school ministry of the Campus Crusade for Christ. Seth found his spiritual compass and developed leadership skills that would serve him well in future endeavors.

After high school, Seth enrolled at Virginia Tech and in the ROTC program. Seth was a member of Echo Company. He earned an ROTC scholarship after his freshman year and became the Executive Officer of Golf Company during his senior year. He was a member of the German Club, Ring Design Committee and member at large for the Class of 2001. After graduation, Seth entered the United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate School. Upon graduating from OCS, 2n​d Lt.Mitchell was assigned to Camp Lejeune, NC. While at Camp Lejeune, hes erved tours in Okinawa, Haiti and Iraq as part of an infantry unit. Seth was promoted to 1s​ t​ Lt. and on November 1s​ t​ 2005, he achieved the rank of Captain. Growing up he had dreamed of becoming a pilot but did not qualify for the military aviation program due to his eyesight. After corrective eye surgery, and while stationed at Camp Lejeune, Captain Mitchell achieved his private pilot license. Due to his determination, Captain Mitchell beat long odds and was awarded a Marine Aviation training spot after four years in the Marine Corps. Captain Mitchell began flight training in Pensacola, Florida, earning his wings in May 2007. He later qualified to fly the AH-1 Super Cobra Helicopter. Captain Mitchell had achieved and was living his dream of serving his country as a Marine aviator. Captain Mitchell loved to fly and did so during his second tour in Iraq in 2008. In very typical fashion, Captain Mitchell volunteered to report early to duty in Afghanistan to assist a unit short on manpower. Captain Seth Mitchell, 30, was killed October 26, 2009, when two helicopters collided while supporting combat operations in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. Captain Mitchell was assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3r​ d​ Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Pendleton, California. The “Let Us Never Forget” Seth Mitchell Scholarship is awarded to the applicant who most embodies the spirit of Seth Mitchell.

The $3500 “Let Us Never Forget” Seth Mitchell Scholarship is awarded to: Maddie Schamel.

Loveland Schools Foundation – Captain Seth Mitchell Memorial Scholarship

A 1997 graduate of Loveland High School, Captain David Seth Mitchell embodied the ideals of loyalty, friendship and selflessness. After graduation Seth attended Virginia Tech and ultimately attained his dream of becoming a pilot in the United States Marine Corps. He died serving his country in Afghanistan in October, 2009. Many of his classmates and friends in Loveland have established this scholarship in his memory. It goes to a graduating senior who embodies the same qualities as Seth, those of service and determination.

A $3500 Captain Seth Mitchell Memorial Scholarship is awarded to: Teri Clark.

Loveland Schools Foundation – Libby Walker Scholarship

Elizabeth “Libby” Walker was a graduate of Loveland High School who believed in the value of education and ethical business practices. Libby and her husband, Karl, owned and operated multiple, successful businesses based in Loveland, Ohio. This award is presented in Libby’s memory with the hope that the recipient can use the funds to realize their own success in the business world. This scholarship is awarded to a female student with a business oriented career path.

A $1000 Libby Walker Scholarship is awarded to: ​Ellie Egan.

Loveland Schools Foundation – Stefan P. Talley Scholarship

Stefan Talley was described by many as a big teddy bear. He never met a person he didn’t like and always had a smile on his face. He loved sports, especially football, and played for Loveland. He can be described as an inspirational and loving person that touched so many lives of so many people. By establishing this scholarship, his memory, his hopes and his dreams will be kept alive. Stefan attended the University of Cincinnati where he majored in and appreciated history. He enjoyed life, traveling, and learning new things. He also auditioned for the hit television show ​Who Wants to Be a Millionaire​, where he made it on the show and became a winner! Stefan was taken early from us as a result of cancer. Stefan was such an inspiration and had an amazing and positive impact on his friends, classmates and those who knew him.

The $1000 Stefan P. Talley Scholarship is awarded to: Maddie Schamel.

Little Miami River Chamber Alliance Scholarship

The Little Miami River Chamber Alliance Scholarship is given annually to a student who demonstrates a personal commitment to community, reflected in their activities and local service projects.

The $1000 Little Miami River Chamber Alliance Scholarship is awarded to: ​Maddie Schamel.

Chuck Schmidt Memorial Scholarship

The teachers and staff at LHS are pleased to offer a $1000 non-renewable scholarship in memory of our distinguished colleague Mr. Chuck Schmidt. Funds were raised through donations and various fundraising events.

A $1000 Chuck Schmidt Memoria lScholarship is awarded to: SarahLolli.

The DeWitt Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize a graduating senior who exhibits both academic excellence and extracurricular participation at LHS and/or in the community. The scholarship is a $500 non-renewable scholarship sponsored by Loveland Middle School staff, MINT PTA and LMS Student Council.

The $500 DeWitt Scholarship is awarded to: ​Kaitlyn Breese.

Ben Morrison Scholarship

The Ben Morrison Scholarship is sponsored by the Morrison Family in loving memory of Ben Morrison, LHS Class of 2020. It is awarded to a graduating senior football and lacrosse player.

A $1000 Ben Morrison Scholarship is awarded to: ​Weston Manske.

A $500 Ben Morrison Scholarship is awarded to: ​Reece Hatfield and Mason Moore.

Clermont Mercy Hospital Guild Scholarship

The Clermont Mercy Hospital Guild Scholarship is directed toward high school seniors seeking a career in the HealthCare field. The Guild awards $1000 scholarships each year to deserving students desiring to help others through a career in Health Care.

The $1000 Clermont Mercy Hospital Guild Scholarship is awarded to: ​Maddie Schamel.

Andrew and Marie McAuley Memorial Scholarship

The Andrew and Marie McAuley Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior member of the Loveland High School Chamber Orchestra. The scholarship is sponsored by Megan Pedicini, LHS Class of 2019, in memory of her maternal grandparents who dedicated their lives to hard work and the service of others. An orphan from age seven, Andrew was able to further his higher education through the synthesis of his own perseverance and the athletic and academic scholarships he was fortunate to receive at the generosity of others. Marie, whose father was a pianist before immigrating to the U.S., found great joy and meaning in the tones of the piano, and it is her genuine love for music that motivated Megan to engage in music of her own. Megan created this scholarship to recognize those students committed to excellence in both academics and music.

The$1000 Andrew and Marie McAuley Memorial Scholarship is awarded to: ​Teri Clark.

Loveland Music Boosters Scholarship

The Loveland Music Boosters takes great pride in awarding scholarships to deserving seniors. Presentation of these awards is made possible through the fundraising efforts of the students and members who have toiled diligently throughout the school year. The winners are selected based upon their school achievements in the past four years, demonstration of their learned skills, and consensus review by their principal instructors.

A $1000 Loveland Music Boosters Scholarship is awarded to: ​Bea Aldrich and Hannah Laman.

Loveland Stage Company Creative Arts Scholarship

The Loveland Stage Company Creative Arts Scholarship is awarded to a high school graduate who resides in the Loveland City School District, or attends Loveland High School, or is the offspring of a Loveland Stage Company member. The Loveland Stage Company wishes to encourage and support local young talent by awarding this scholarship to a senior planning to further their education in pursuit of a career in the Creative Arts. They must also have demonstrated the ability to succeed academically in college, by being in the top third of their graduating class.

The $1000 Loveland Stage Company Creative Arts Scholarship is awarded to: ​Anna Colletto.

Kovacs Family Foundation Drama Scholarship

The Kovacs Family Foundation Drama Scholarship is presented through the Loveland Music Boosters to a graduating senior who has participated in the Loveland High School Drama program.

A $1000 Kovacs Family Foundation Drama Scholarship is awarded to: ​Molly Clemons and Anna Colletto.

After Prom Scholarship

The After Prom Scholarship recipients were chosen from among seniors who shared their vision for the ideal After Prom either through essay or artwork.

A $1000 After Prom Scholarship is awarded to: ​Skyler Daumeyer and Lillianne Rohling.

A $500 After Prom Scholarship is awarded to: Bea Aldrich and Babs Dwyer.

A $250 After Prom Scholarship is awarded to: Ellie Egan.

LHS Ski & Snowboard Club Scholarship

The LHS Ski & Snowboard Club Scholarship recognizes and honors outstanding club members for their high scholastic achievements and active participation.

A $500 LHS Ski & Snowboard Scholarship is awarded to: ​Josh Witt.

Dawn DeHart Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is in memory of Dawn DeHart, a LHS Class of 1983 graduate. Dawn was athletically involved at Loveland and Montana State University, setting many records in Track and Field that still stand today. She was also a member of the National Honor Society. Dawn was friendly, outgoing, and had a great work ethic. This award personifies the attributes of Dawn DeHart.

The $500 Dawn DeHart Memorial Scholarship is awarded to: ​Emily Reardon.

Loveland Athletic Boosters – Stanley L. McCoy Sr. Scholarship

This scholarship is in honor of Stan McCoy, Sr. for his outstanding contribution to the Loveland City Schools and for his dedication to the children of Loveland. Throughout his distinguished career, Mr. McCoy served as Assistant Superintendent, an LHS Assistant Principal, Athletic Director, teacher, football coach, mentor and friend. Mr. McCoy’s love, dedication and support to the athletes in Loveland will continue through this scholarship presented in his name. This scholarship is funded through donations to the Stanley L. McCoy, Sr. Scholarship Fund in conjunction with the Loveland Athletic Boosters.

A $1000 Stanley L. McCoy Sr. Scholarship is awarded to: ​Ellie Carr.

Loveland Athletic Boosters – Robert M. Williams Scholarship

This scholarship is in honor of Robert M. Williams for his contribution within the Loveland community. Mr. Williams served the community in many capacities. But his love of people and his involvement for athletics for his children, grandchildren and friends will live on with this scholarship. Robert M. Williams always knew the score of life and was dedicated to the individuals within these sports and not always the scoreboard. The Robert M. Williams Scholarship is for all Senior Athletes and Senior Sport Managers within the Loveland High School Athletic Department. As a reflection of how “Bob” lived his life, the recipient should possess a strong moral character that is reflected by their leadership, school spirit and positive attitude toward their teammates and coaches.

A $1000 Robert M. Williams Scholarship is awarded to: ​Kaitlyn Breese and Weston Manske.

Loveland Athletic Boosters Scholarship

The Loveland Athletic Boosters awards scholarships to graduating student-athletes from Loveland High School. The recipients have competed at the varsity level for at least two years, have exhibited good sportsmanship and citizenship, and have shown the ability to succeed in the scholastic or technical area as indicated by grades, attitude and determination. This award is given to individuals who have shown the greatest improvement in his/her overall performance both in the classroom and on the field.

A $1000 Loveland Athletic Boosters Scholarship is awarded to:

Zachary Bebout, Erin Flanagan, Sam Cox, Zach DeWitt Babs Dwyer, Kali Egan
Sarah McKenzie, Trevor Fleming, Joey Kapszukiewicz, Amy Keyser, Tyler Lake, Hanna Wenger, Abigail Miller
and Alex Miller.

Athletic Department Awards

OHSAA Scholar Athlete Award

As part of the continuous quest to promote and encourage the pursuit of excellence in the classroom, the OHSAA Scholar Athlete Award is awarded to a senior student athlete with the highest GPA and who has received a minimum combined 4 varsity letters in at least 2 varsity sports. The recipient of this award is: ​Tess Broermann.

OHSAA Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award

The Ohio High School Athletic Association Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award is presented to high school student-athletes who promoted and displayed exemplary sportsmanship while participating in interscholastic athletics.

The recipients of this award are: ​Jenna Batsch and Helge Harris.

OHSAA/NFHS Award of Excellence

The National Federation of High Schools and the OHSAA have combined to sponsor an Award of Excellence to be presented to a senior athlete who exhibits qualities that embody exemplary sportsmanship, ethics and integrity.

The recipient of this award is: ​Jarod Mendoza.

Courageous Student Award

The Courageous Student Award is given to a student who has overcome adversity and displayed tremendous courage against overwhelming odds to get themselves back on the playing field of competition.

The recipient of this award is: ​Maggie Nance.

OHSAA State Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award

The Ohio High School Athletic Association State Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award is presented to an individual who continually exemplifies good sportsmanship, who is a positive role model for others, who reflects a high level of ethics and integrity, and who supports and demonstrates positive values.

The recipient of this award is: ​Carly Wilhoite.

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