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HERE’S WHAT I THINK: Westfall senior earns academic award


Ty Ankrom

Nathan Reisch has made the most of his high school career, excelling in academic and extracurricular endeavors.

Thus it was no surprise that the Westfall High School senior was selected as the Pickaway County recipient of the Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award, presented by each county Educational Service Center.

Named in honor of Walter, a former longtime state superintendent of public instruction, the award was established in 1989 by the Ohio Educational Service Center Association to promote and recognize outstanding student leaders for their academic achievement and service to their schools and communities.

Eligible applicants must be a high school senior enrolled in a public school within an ESC’s service region. Recipients were required to demonstrate outstanding academic achievement as indicated by high school grades, test scores, school activities and awards.

Nathan has received multiple awards for having the highest grade in various classes, including consecutive honors for French I, French II and French III; in Physical Science and Geometry in the 2012-13 school year; English and American Studies in the 2013-14 school year; and Sociology in the 2014-15 school year.

He was on Westfall’s Honor Roll for maintaining a grade point average of more than 3.0 and is also a Scholar Athlete, maintaining a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while playing a sport, both since 2012.

Athletically, Nathan has been a member of the varsity golf team, varsity and indoor soccer teams and the varsity track and field team.

He also has been a member of the National Honor Society, active in student government and involved in concert choir, swing choir and the school’s musical productions.

Nathan would like to study medicine when he goes to college in the fall.

“Having a sound education will lead me into the career of my choosing with confidence in myself and the knowledge I’ve built,” Nathan wrote in his application essay.

“To get the most of out of my college education, my objective is to attend a university where I will excel and walk away with an abundance of knowledge and real-world experience that will guide me into a medical career with a world of possibilities.”

It is clear that he is on a path to success.

Ty Ankrom is the superintendent of the Pickaway County Educational Service Center.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal