Any award for participation in interscholastic athletics which may be accepted by the student from any source shall consist of those items which do not exceed $400.00 in value.
- 1st Year Awards: 7” chenille award letter and Chevron which indicates one year of lettering and certificate (Note: should the athlete letter in another sport, they will not receive a second chenille letter.)
- 2nd Year Award: Chevron and certificate
- 3rd Year Award: Chevron and certificate
- 4th Year Award: Chevron and certificate with a 6” sports plaque indicating the recipient as a four-year varsity letter winner.
- Championship Award: Letter winners of a varsity team that wins a league, district, regional or state championship will receive a chenille emblem of that sport which will indicate the championship.
Individual Varsity Awards
B. Individual Varsity Awards
The athletic department will pay for up to three student awards per athletic program.
C. Non-Letter Varsity
All members of a varsity athletic squad who successfully complete an athletic season for a particular sport, but who have not earned ample points for a varsity letter, are to be awarded a varsity participation certificate.
Scholar Athlete Awards
D. Scholar Athlete Awards
Roger Young- Pickerington High School Central, Senior Scholar Award
Roger Young began his career in the Pickerington Local School District in 1962. During his 35 years, he was an Educator, Coach and Administrator. He taught History for 12 years and was a Driver's Education instructor for 18 years. He was an assistant basketball and baseball coach for 6 years prior to becoming the Head Coach of basketball and baseball for 7 years. He then became the Athletic Administrator in 1974, a position he held for the next 24 years when he retired in 1997.
During his time as an Athletic Administrator, Roger was an active member of the Ohio Capital Conference, the Central District Athletic Board, the Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. He was inducted into the Ohio Capital Conference Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Pickerington (Central) Hall of Fame in 2000.
In recognition of Roger’s 35 years of commitment to a tradition of excellence in the Pickerington Local Schools, the Central Scholar-Athlete award has been named in his honor.
Don E. Heft- Pickerington High School North, Senior Scholar Award
Don Heft was a long-time educator, coach, and administrator at PLSD who valued scholarship and athletics. Don began his career at Pickerington in 1956 as a teacher while serving as head basketball and baseball coach. In 1958, he was named Principal before becoming Superintendent in 1963 and he remained in the position for 22 years until he stepped down in 1985. He was inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame in 1985 and was a proud member of the 1st class of the Pickerington Athletic Hall of Fame in 1988. Additionally, Don served on the Central District Athletic Board for 34 years from 1967-2001.
In recognition of Don Heft’s 45 years of dedicated service to scholarship and athletics in the Pickerington Local School District, the Pickerington North Scholar Athlete Award is named in his honor.
These awards are presented each year at senior assembly to the senior girl and senior boy who maintain a high scholastic average along with athletic excellence. The recipients are nominated by coaches and reviewed by the Athletic Administrator.
All other awards are distributed by a vote of the coaches.
E. Athletic Achievement
The Pickerington Athletic Department will honor athletes or teams that have distinguished themselves athletically while attending either high school or college, etc. The procedure for recognition of outstanding achievement in athletics will be outlined in one of the three following ways:
- Wall of Champions: A team that wins a league, district, regional or state championship will have a 16 x 20 team picture displayed noting the championship won.
- Wall of Honor: Individual athletes who achieve recognition for athletic accomplishment while in high school will have an 8 x 10 color picture displayed with a record of their accomplishments. The criteria for selecting athletes for this honor shall be:
- The athlete must be an acceptable school citizen and a credit to the community.
- The athlete must maintain an acceptable and positive image to the school to continue to be honored on the wall.
- The athlete must be a contributing member of a Pickerington High School Central/North athletic team. Failure to maintain these three criteria will result in removal.
- An athlete who is selected for All-State honors will be given an automatic nomination by the athletic board if the student athlete:
- Finishes in the top 8 in the state meet in wrestling, track and field, or swimming/diving;
- Is in the state quarter finals of the state cross country meet;
- Is selected by AP newspapers or by coaches’ vote to All-State first or second teams in the team sports of football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, golf, softball or baseball;
- Is selected to play in a statewide All-Star game;
- Cheerleading – must achieve 3 out of the following 5 criteria:
- finishes in the top ten at a state equivalent individual competition;
- finishes in the top five in regional individual competition;
- qualifies for a national championship;
- recognized as an OCC all-star;
- competes and places in the top ten in a national competition.
- Athletes can also earn a place on the wall by having a distinguished career as an all-around athlete by earning a minimum of eight varsity letters.
- Athletes can be considered for placement on the wall with a nomination by the coach for gaining recognition for outstanding athletic accomplishment.
- Nominees for this award may be considered at any time during their high school career by the athletic board at its regular meeting. The board must approve all nominees for this honor by a 2/3 vote of those in attendance.
- Hall of Fame: The ultimate honor to be bestowed upon a Pickerington athlete, coach or Athletic Administrator shall be election into the Hall of Fame. Those selected for this honor will have their accomplishments displayed in an appropriate area as determined by the building administration. The process for selection into the Hall of Fame is: Individual or Team
- Nominations will be accepted by the committee which will consist of the Building Administrator, the Athletic Administrator and another member of the Athletic staff.
- A candidate shall not be considered for the Hall of Fame until five (5) years after graduation or retirement from Pickerington High School Central/North
- An athlete, coach or Athletic Administrator whose accomplishments are above and beyond the normal standards of obtaining recognition for themselves and the school.
- Nominations will be accepted at Pickerington High School Central/North alternating every other year.
- The maximum number of members selected to the Hall of Fame will be five.
- Head Coach verifies scholarship offer
- Receives copy of paperwork for signing
- Notifies Athletic Department of signees
- Athletic Department
- Secure room for ceremony
- Notify all local media of the date, time and location of the ceremony
- Notify parent/guardian(s) of date, time and location of ceremony
- Prepare Room – sign, PA, etc.
- Criteria - Any athlete receiving an athletic scholarship from a university’s athletic department:
- Must be a member of Pickerington Local School District’s recognized school team(s)
- Criteria is met if the student receives an athletic scholarship in a sport that PLSD does not offer, i.e., gymnastics.
- An appointment to a Service Academy for athletic purposes.
- Division III athletes, along with all other athletes going to college to play, will be invited to a recognition ceremony at the end of the school year. This will be coordinated through the Athletic Department.
There will be as many as five (5) ceremonies a year based on time frames established by the NCAA. Ceremonies will not be held during school hours.