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 15, 2020, to select the winners for the 2019-2020 WVSSAC / Farmers & Mechanics Insurance Academic Achievement Awards.

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 5, 2020. Plaques and banners will be presented.

The High School Winners are:

School Category

  • (1) Team Sport Award -Girls Soccer – Weir High School with an overall grade point average of 3.9.
  • (2) Individual Team Sport Award – Girls’ Track – Wheeling Park High School with an overall grade point average of 4.0.
  • (3) Band Award – John Marshall High School with an overall grade point average of 3.8.

Individual Category

  • (1) Male Athlete –Carson Winkie,  Bridgeport High School, Bridgeport, WV.
  • (2) Female Athlete – Abigail Lanham, Notre Dame High School, Clarksburg, WV.
  • (3) Male Band Student – Michael Crow, Wheeling Park High School, Wheeling, WV.
  • (4) Female Band Student – Jacqueline Heil, Wheeling Park High School, Wheeling, WV.
  • (5) Male Community Service – Kaef Rehman, Shady Spring High School, Shady Spring, WV.
  • (6) Female Community Service – Fiona Smith, Notre Dame High School, Clarksburg, WV.

The Middle School Winners are:

School Category

  • (1) Team Sport Award – Volleyball – Triadelphia Middle School with an overall grade point average of 4.0.
  • (2) Individual Team Sport Award – Girls Track – Bridgeport Middle School with an overall grade point average of 4.0.
  • (3) Band Award – Sherrard Middle School with an overall grade point average of 3.878.

Individual Category

  • (1) Male Athlete – Tristan Hornbuckle, Huntington Middle School, Huntington, WV.
  • (2) Female Athlete – Caroline Deniker, Bridgeport Middle School, Bridgeport, WV.
  • (3) Male Band Student – Kieran Moses, Triadelphia Middle School, Wheeling, WV.
  • (4) Female Band Student – Alia Callison, Mountaineer Middle School, Morgantown, WV.
  • (5) Male Community Service – Cade Goode, Ripley Middle School, Ripley, WV
  • (6) Female Community Service – Calleigh Morgan, Bridgeport Middle School, Bridgeport, WV.