The National Swimming Coaches Association presents All-American awards each year to deserving swimmers. These recipients have to maintain a 3.74 grade point average in core classes for all four years of high school. This year, three recipients from Washington High School will be recognized for their Academic All-American awards. Recognizing the award winners will be Mr. Brad Warner, Washington High School Principal, along with David Rotthoff and Lindsay Crawford, the Massillon Varsity Swimming Coaches.
Our first scholar athlete is Chancelor Sunkle who is the daughter of Forrest and Sherry Sunkle. She is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering as a member of the honors of college at The University of Akron.
Chancelor graduated first in the WHS class of 2015. She was a 4 year letterman and captain of both the cross country and swim teams. Chancelor was recognized as a 2-time NEAC All-Star and 2-time MVS of the swim team.
In addition to her athletic accomplishments, she was the president of her class, student council treasurer, as well as a Spanish club officer. She was also involved in NHS, Track, Academic Challenge, Pep Club, and Wind Orchestra during her high school years.
Next honored Athlete is Zach Wolfe who is the son of Bryce and Michelle Wolfe. During high school, Zach was named Outstanding Senior Boy and was involved in Swimming, Tennis, National Honor and Technical Honor Societies, Class Treasurer, and was a delegate to Buckeye Boys State. He was in the Top 25 and graduated with highest honors.
Zach began swimming when he was six years old in the MAC program. During his career he was part of the North East Ohio District qualifying Medley Relay team, was named part of the North East Aquatic Conference All Star Team, and was captain of the swim team his senior year. Zach is continuing his education at the University of Mount Union and is pursuing a degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education.
Our final honored athlete is Mark Mutigli. Mark graduated in 2015 as a valedictorian and member of the National Honor Society. He enjoyed being a member of the choir and band programs while also participating on the swimming, tennis and academic challenge teams. Mark was a member of the top 25 honored students at Washington High school and graduated with honors. He is currently attending Grove City College in Pennsylvania and majoring in mechanical engineering. Mark is the son of Bob and Jane Mutigli.
Congratulations to these 3 fine graduates on this award.