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Published: Wednesday, 4/17/2013 - Updated: 3 years ago

Perrysburg school board gives 7 students Jefferson Award


Three Perrysburg High School teams were honored this week at the board of education meeting along with seven students receiving the third quarter Jefferson Award.

"My job is fun when I see these kids here [being honored]," high school principal Michael Short said. 

Wrestling, indoor track, and cheerleading were the three teams honored.

Devin Bilski, Allexandra Brown, Justin McCamey, Emily Panzero, Zachary Schroering, and Bradley Wilson all received the Jefferson Award for being role model students in class and out of the classroom.

Five wrestlers were honored for winning the Northern Lakes League championship, some finished in the state championship too. Freshman Mario Guillen who finished fifth in the state, junior J.P. Newton who finished third in the state, junior Rocco Caywood, and sophomore Cale Bonner who was eighth in the state. Rocco Caywood was also recognized for his NLL championship. Mark Delas was also honored for the NLL championship  but he was unable to attend the board meeting.

Wrestling coach Sam Cotterman was very proud of his athletes and said Rocco will be in Columbus on the podium for finishing at state's next year.

"Win or lose, [the wrestling team] has conducted themselves with a great amount of respect at meets," Superintendent Tom Hosler said. "Coach Cotterman has been here three years, and we have three NLL Championships."

Track coach Jon Monheim introduced the 4x800 girls relay team that won the state championship. The relay started out with Courtney Clody who handed the baton off to Taylor Monheim, then Jordan Doore, and Emily Wyrick finished off the title-winning relay.

"I got chills right now thinking about it," Mr. Monheim said.

The cheer team for the first time this year did competitive events and ended up finishing fifth in the state.

"It is amazing," coach Karen Kinzig said. "These girls are wonderful athletes and amazing people."

Contact Matt Thompson at: or 419-356-8786 or on Twitter at @mthompson25.

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