Columbus, Ohio – On Thursday, April 11, 2019, the Ohio Educational Service Center Association (OESCA) recognized 84 of Ohio’s top students from across the state during the 30th Annual Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Awards Program, held at the Hilton Polaris-Columbus. The event was
sponsored, in part, by North Point ESC and Liberty Mutual Insurance.
The awards program, named in honor of Ohio’s 31st State Superintendent
of Public Instruction, Franklin B. Walter, was established in 1989 by OESCA to
promote and recognize outstanding student leaders for their academic
achievement and service to their schools and communities. One senior from each
county in Ohio was eligible to receive this annual honor.
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, college entrance exam scores, and school activities and awards.
Approximately 400 students, parents and educators attended the event. Among this year’s attendee, Governor Mike DeWine delivered the keynote address and the Honorable Andrew Brenner, Ohio Senate, District 19 delivered the invocation.