Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award Program
The Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award Program was established in 1989 by the Ohio Educational Service Center Association to promote student achievement and to recognize outstanding students. Annually one senior from each of Ohio’s eighty-eight counties receives this prestigious honor.
The award bears the name of Dr. Franklin B. Walter, who served as State Superintendent from 1977-1991. During his tenure, Dr. Walter worked with three governors, significantly improved public education in the state, and brought Ohio’s schools to the fore-front of the nation’s attention.
Students receiving the award in 2021 are Ty Williams from Hillsdale High School representing Ashland County, Brogan Steimel from West Holmes High School representing Holmes County and Benjamin Haven from Wooster High School representing Wayne County.
This year recipients will celebrate with a virtual awards program featuring Billy Woltz, a former Franklin B. Walter Award recipient, as guest speaker. This event will take place on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 11:30am.
The program will be live streamed on the OESCA YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUdiart6kkzKLXnvnNHVm0w
Congratulations winners for this well-deserved honor and we wish you much success in your future endeavors.
Ty Williams – Ashland County
Ty is the son of Tom and Tammy Williams of Jeromesville. He is ranked first in his graduating class at Hilldale Local Schools. He will be attending Hillsdale College majoring in Biology through their Pre-Medicine program and plans on playing football. Ty plans on continuing his education after college with medical school to become an orthopedic surgeon.
Brogan Steimel – Holmes County
Brogan is the son of Samuel and Ronda Steimel of Millersburg. He will be pursuing a degree in biochemistry and further his education with a PhD in biochemistry or biomedical technologies. Brogan has been involved in many extracurricular activities and has excelled in Cross Country.
Benjamin Haven – Wayne County
Benjamin is the son of Rodney and Yaovalak Haven of Wooster. He is ranked first in his graduating class at Wooster High School. Benjamin has applied to the U.S. Military Academy where he desires to pursue studies in a science/engineering field, preferably aerospace engineering.