Recently, the Ohio Educational Service Center Association (OESCA) recognized 82 of Ohio’s top students from across the state during the 28th-annual Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Awards Program, named in honor of Ohio’s 31st state superintendent of public instruction.
Blake Pittser, a member of the Class of 2017 at Miami Trace High School, was selected as the Fayette County winner from the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center. One senior from each county in Ohio is eligible to receive this honor.
The award was established in 1989 by OESCA to promote and recognize outstanding student leaders for their academic achievement and service to their school and communities.
“Over the last 28 years, OESCA has recognized over 2,000 scholars and student leaders during this event,” said Beth Justice, Southern Ohio ESC superintendent. “We wish Blake great success as he pursues his studies at the college level.”
Blake is ranked first in his class and plans to attend Wright State University where he will play soccer and study biomedical engineering.
Blake is known throughout his school community as an athlete, musician, scholar and student leader.
Throughout high school, Blake has been a member of the basketball, cross country, football, soccer and track teams where he has earned several All-League and All-District titles.
He has also been a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Soundsations Show Choir, Symphonic Choir, Spanish Club, Kiwanis Key Club, and National Honor Society. He has also served as a class officer and peer tutor.
Blake has also represented MTHS as a Buckeye Boys State delegate, I Dare You Award recipient, Math Medal Award winner, and National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student.
Blake is the son of Rob and Kim Pittser.
Information for this article was provided by Diana Miller, who coordinates communications for several area schools.