Kaitlyn Workman and Nathan Hooper were the 2017 recipients of the The Tony Hemmelgarn Scholarship, a $500 award given by the Turpin Athletic Boosters to one male student-athlete and one female student-athlete in recognition of athletic participation, team contributions, and commitment.
The scholarship is named in honor of Tony Hemmelgarn who served faithfully as Turpin’s athletic director from 1997-2012.
The female student-athlete recipient is The Ohio State University bound Kaitlyn Workman. Kaitlyn played a sport 10 out of 12 seasons: soccer two seasons, basketball four seasons, and softball four seasons. Mr. Hopewell, her basketball coach, had this to say: "Kaitlyn is an extremely hard worker who led by example on and off the floor every day, including off-season; she didn’t miss a day."
When asked how Turpin Athletics has impacted her high school experience, Kaitlyn said: "I learned how to be tough, how to fight, and how to have confidence in myself."
The male student-athlete recipient is the University of Utah bound Nathan Hooper. Nathan played a sport 9 out of 12 seasons: basketball one season, football four seasons, and lacrosse four seasons. Mr. Stoll, his football coach, had this to say: "Nathan is a wonderful young man who led by example."
When asked how Turpin Athletics has impacted his high school experience, Nathan wrote: "Coach Stoll instilled discipline into all of his players . . . expecting the best from everyone of them. It’s this expectation of excellence that motivates me to improve myself not only athletically, but scholastically and morally."
Congratulations to Kaitlyn and Nathan.