Academic Achievement Awards

Academic Achievement Awards applications are included in the Principals Packet on-line.

The Deputy Board members of the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission met on October 4, 2018, to select the winners for the 2017-2018 WVSSAC Academic Achievement Awards. The WVSSAC is sponsoring the Academic Achievement Award this year.

This statewide recognition program involves two types of awards to be given to schools and individuals. The member school awards are based on the computed overall grade point averages for the Team Sport Award, the Individual Team Sport Award, and the Band Award. The individual awards include: Male Athlete; Female Athlete; Male Band Student; Female Band Student; Male Community Service; and Female Community Service at both high school and middle school levels. The School Category and Individual Category Awards are given at the high school and middle school levels.

The winners will be honored during the pre-game ceremonies of the Class AAA Championship Football game at Wheeling Island Stadium, Wheeling, WV, on December 1, 2018. Plaques and banners will be presented. A recognition breakfast will also be held.

The High School Winners are:

School Category

  • (1) Team Sport Award -Girls’ Soccer – Robert C Byrd High School with an overall grade point average of 3.948.
  • (2) Individual Team Sport Award – Girls’ Cross Country – PikeView High School with an overall grade point average of 3.991.
  • (3) Band Award – Wheeling Park High School with an overall grade point average of 3.872.

Individual Category

  • (1) Male Athlete –Shane Griffith, Greenbrier West High School, Charmco, WV.
  • (2) Female Athlete – Abigail Jones, Wheeling Park High School, Wheeling, WV.
  • (3) Male Band Student – Vance Mazure, Wheeling Park High School, Wheeling, WV.
  • (4) Female Band Student – Cailyn Butler, Summers County High School, Wheeling, WV.
  • (5) Male Community Service – Eli Williams, Robert C Byrd High School, Clarksburg, WV.
  • (6) Female Community Service – Amy Forsch, Notre Dame High School, Clarksburg, WV.

The Middle School Winners are:

School Category

  • (1) Team Sport Award – Volleyball – Bridgeport Middle School with an overall grade point average of 4.0.
  • (2) Individual Team Sport Award – Girls’ Cross Country – Sherrard Middle School with an overall grade point average of 4.00.
  • (3) Band Award – Bridgeport Middle School with an overall grade point average of 3.899.

Individual Category

  • (1) Male Athlete – Clayton Hammond, Bridgeport Middle School, Bridgeport, WV.
  • (2) Female Athlete – Sydney Hess, Sherrard Middle School, Wheeling, WV.
  • (3) Male Band Student – Bryar Huff, Bridgeport Middle School, Bridgeport, WV.
  • (4) Female Band Student – Victory Kidney, Sherrard Middle School, Wheeling, WV.
  • (5) Male Community Service – Gene Hutchinson, Notre Dame Middle School, Clarksburg, WV
  • (6) Female Community Service – Inez Behrens, Notre Dame Middle School, Clarksburg, WV.