Hannah Haithcock

Parents: Steve and Angie Haithcock

Class Rank: 24

Type Course: CCP

School: Washington High School

Sports: Volleyball, Basketball, Track

Part I – Athletics

(Must participate in at least two varsity sports)

Sport: Basketball, No. Years 4, Varsity Letters 4

Sport: Volleyball, No. Years 4, Varsity Letters 4

Sport: Track & Field, No. Years 2, Varsity Letters 2

What special awards did this candidate receive as an athlete?

Blue Lion Volleyball Best Offense Award- 2016, 2017; FAC Volleyball Co Player of the Year 2018; SCOL/FAC ALL Conference Player – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018; All District 14 Volleyball- 2016, 2017, 2018; Player in District 14 All Star Match; First Team, All-SCOL 2015/16, 2016/17; First Team All-F.A.C. 2017/18, 2018/19’ Associated Press Honorable Mention 2015/16, 2016/17; First team Associated Press, OPSWA All-Ohio special mention 2017/18; First Team, All-Ohio 2018/19; FAC Basketball Player of the Year 2018/19; First team All-District 2017/18; District Player of the Year 2018/19; Player in District 14 All-star game; Player in the North/South OHSBCA game; Rotary Athletes award

Statistics:

2018 Volleyball season: Kills: 239 (118, .247%) Aces: 51 (31) Digs: 176 (80) Blocks: 32 (14); Season High of 259 Kills (2nd in school history) and career of 659 kills (2nd in school history); Most Attacks 1,820 attempts (most in school history); Serving Ace Leader 2018- 55 (2018 season)

Basketball, Leading team offensive scorer 2016, 2017, 2018; Second all-time leading scorer (1,611 points); Leading rebounder (928)

Part II – Scholastic

Grade point average: 3.285

Scholastic Awards: (National Honor Society, for example):

Honor roll, Academy of Scholars (4 years), Leadership Conference

School-related projects (State Science Fair, library/office assistant, for example)

Student Council, Nominated for Buckeye Girls state

Part III – Leadership

List membership in and/or leadership roles held in any club, church, community or school organization.

(Also not community projects)

Volleyball Team Captain – 2018, Volunteered at all youth volleyball clinics, worked at a The Well at Sunnyside serving lunch and coordinating games for the youth with the team

Coach’s comments concerning leadership abilities:

My name is Samantha Leach. I am an intervention specialist at Washington High School and have had the privilege of coaching the girl’s basketball team the last three years for the Lady Lions. I have had the opportunity to coach Hannah during this time and have chosen to nominate her for this award.

Hannah has been a starter on the varsity team since her freshman year. She has led the Washington Court House Lady Lions Girls Basketball team to a FAC championship, back to back Sectional Titles, back to back District Finals, back to back 20 win seasons, and to the first (and only second in school history) District Championship in 28 years.

Hannah was the leading scorer and rebounder on the Lady Lions Basketball team. She completed her career with 1,611 points and 926 rebounds. Hannah became the 2nd leading scorer in school history and will graduate as the all-time leading rebounder within our program. During this season, Hannah was named FAC Player of the Year, District Player of the Year, and First Team, All-Ohio. She represented our school in the District 14 and All-Ohio All-Star games.

Hannah earned a full scholarship to the University of Southern Indiana to play basketball next fall. Hannah’s leadership abilities have outshined others on the court through her performance & statistics.

Off the court, Hannah participated in CCP (College Credit Plus) this school year and maintained a job at Sonic during some of the most demanding moments of our season. She volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House, and helped with other various activities within her church.

In spotlight of all of her success, Hannah has been a great representative for our program, district, and community. She has used her voice to encourage and highlight others, and has ultimately been the best role model for our future student-athletes. Hannah has always had natural leadership abilities, but has worked extremely hard in developing her leadership skills over the last few years. Her integrity and dedication to becoming one of the best has carried her to new heights, and her ability to lead has continued to grow.

Hannah embodies several qualities of leadership, service, and would be an excellent representative for the Clarence A. Christman Jr. Award. It is my honor to nominate such a well-rounded student-athlete.

– Samantha Leach

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Hannah has always been a strong leader on the volleyball court. She has been a part of the Varsity team for all four years of her high school career. She has played in all matches from her freshman to her senior year, leading or (being one of the top 3) hitters each year on the team. She has always held her herself to a high standard and pushed herself to be successful.

Her classmates even look up to her as she was voted Homecoming attendant her freshman year, and then Homecoming Queen her senior year. Hannah was also co player of the year in the league for volleyball and Player of the Year in basketball. Although these accolades are great titles to obtain, I believe it speaks volumes of how her peers and coaches alike, see the commitment and example that Hannah sets before them. Her desire and drive to work hard, strive to improve, and to serve others were shown at times when she would be the only one in the gym, the weightroom, or at youth clinics. One of the greatest compliments I have ever heard Hannah get was from a teammate that desired to be just like Hannah, not only in her skill ability, but the way she was able to be the person that everyone wanted to be like; the encourager, the motivator, the bar setter, the hard worker, the caring listener, and the list went on. These are all things that we see in Hannah that she is constantly giving back to team, constantly doing in an effort to be the best leader she can be. I am honored to be able to nominate Hannah Haithcock for the Clarence A. Chrisman Jr. Award as I think she is a high representation of dedication, leadership, and service.

– Ashley DeAtley

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