OLIVESBURG -- Crestview Middle School students Karter Kissel and Emma Aumend were selected by the staff and their coaches to receive the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s prestigious Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award.
The award, named for two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin, is presented each year to two eighth-grade students, one male and one female, who have been outstanding in their efforts to promote sportsmanship in their school and community. The award is designed to promote sportsmanship, ethics and integrity.
This year’s honorees were presented their awards at the annual academic award ceremonies held at the Middle School on May 30.
Emma is the daughter of Doug and Michelle Aumend. She participated in: cross country, Basketball and Track. She has also played soccer and twril Baton
“This award means the world to me. I always try to do my best, push others and have good sportsmanship," Emma said. "It is good to know that people recognized that even though it always doesn’t show up in the stats. I try to be a good role model by standing up for what is right and always encouraging people to help them reach their full potential."
Karter is the son of David and Katie Kissel. He participated in: Football basketball and track. He also participates in 4-H and showing goats at the Richland County Fair.
“This award means that others notice that I am a good role model and it makes me feel proud of all the accomplishments for and with my school," Karter said. "It means others can count on me and I can help others feel special.”