GREENSBURG — In a recent ceremony, Jordon Colson and Jenna Foster of Greensburg Junior High School were given the annual Freeland Award.

The Freeland Award is presented yearly to the top male and female athlete considered by secret vote of the GJHS coaching staff to be the best participating athletes of Greensburg Junior High.

Each recipient receives a personal plaque and permanent recognition in the trophy case located in the athletic hallway where their name will forever be enshrined.

This Award is given to an 8th-grade male and female athlete by a vote of coaches and administration. The award is chosen from the All-Sports Award list.

Qualities for being chosen for this award include citizenship, attitude, work ethic, and being a role model among peers. It must also be noted that it isn’t just athletic ability that is recognized with these candidates, but school/community activities, Academic Awards, and special recognition in their individual sports.

Multiple other student-athletes were recognized with All-Sports Awards.

Macey Smith, Josie Nobbe, Sarah Stapp, Eli Moore, Kylee Simpson, Emma Evans, Hailey Duerstock, Lydia Balser, Ki Dyer, Ella Chapman and Bryce Stringer were recognized.

This Award is given to any 8th-grade girl or boy who has accumulated 6 or more athletic letters as a participating athlete in grades 6, 7 and 8.

Sports, which receive a letter at Greensburg Junior High, include dance, swimming, track & field, cross country, basketball, football, soccer, cheerleading, golf, wrestling, and volleyball.

Essentially these students must be 3-sport athletes in 6th,7th and 8th grades in order to qualify for this award. To be selected as an All Sports recipient requires tremendous work ethic, organization and fortitude.

Contact: James Howell Jr., 812-663-3111 x 7003;

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