Parents: Richard Sr., Shawna Burns
Class Rank: 38/140
Type Course: Diploma
School: Washington High School
Sports: Football, Basketball, Track
Part I – Athletics
(Must participate in at least two varsity sports)
Sport: Football, No. Years 3, Varsity Letters 3
Sport: Basketball, No. Years 3, Varsity Letters 3
Sport: Track, No. Years 1, Varsity Letters 1
What special awards did this candidate receive as an athlete?
2018 Football: Special Mention All-Ohio, All Southeast District First Team Defense, First Team All FAC, Defensive Linemen Player of the Year
2017 Football: Blue Lion Award
2018 Basketball: Most Improved Player
Statistics: Football 47 tackles (11.5 for loss), 3.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles
Part II – Scholastic
Grade point average: 3.326
Scholastic Awards: (National Honor Society, for example): n/a
School-related projects (State Science Fair, library/office assistant, for example):
Teachers Assistant 2 years, served meals and clean up for Annual Chicken Noodle Dinner Fundraiser 3 years.
Part III – Leadership
List membership in and/or leadership roles held in any club, church, community or school organization.
(Also not community projects)
Burning Bush Community Church Member, Community Landscaping projects for Schools, Community Car Wash fundraising, Served meals for Community shelter.
Employed at local McDonald’s, Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center and Sonic.
Coach’s comments concerning leadership abilities
Richard Burns is a two-sport athlete, excelling in football, basketball and track & field. He is carrying a 3.326 grade point average while being ranked 38/140 in his class. Richard received three varsity football letters and three varsity basketball letters and one track & field letter while attending Washington High School.
Richard excelled on the gridiron, playing on Defense, Offense and Special Teams, as well as being elected Captain of the 2018 team. Defensively, Richard recorded 48 tackles, 32 solo, 16 assists and 11.5 tackles for losses. He also, recovered four fumbles, as well as causing two.
On offense, Richard was part of a special package (Diamond) which was used in short yardage and goal-line situations. He converted some big time plays when his team needed them. Richard also played and excelled on all special teams. He is a complete player and will excel at the next level.
Richard participated in community service events such as: volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House,
working the little Lions youth camps and participating on the leadership council.
Richard has excelled in the classroom, on the field, court and on the track. He has displayed excellent
leadership skills and should be considered for this prestige’s award.
Chuck Williamson, football; Conner Scott, basketball; Louis Reid, track