VAN WERT — The Van Wert High School swim team held its end of the
season awards banquet with refreshments and a ceremony. Head coach Megan
Hurless, along with assistant coaches Martha Martin and Keith Rydell,
honored five senior Cougars: Olivia Mengerink, Olivia Profit, Bethany
Fast, Peyton Fleming and Sam Easley.
Thirteen swimmers and divers
maintained a 3.0 grade point average during the season and received
Scholar Athlete awards: Brayden Cox, Sam Easley, Madison Jarrett, Dalton
Heppeard, Katie McVaigh, Bethany Fast, Rebekah Fast, Peyton Fleming,
Andrew Hamblett, Olivia Profit, Olivia Mengerink, Madison Turnwald and
Varsity letters were also presented. First year
varsity letter winners include Katie McVaigh, Olivia Profit, Andrew
Hamblett, and Brayden Cox. Second year varsity letter winners are Dalton
Heppeard, Rebekah Fast, Madison Jarett, Emma Verville, and Noah Arend.
Madison Turnwald earned her third year varsity letter, with seniors
Bethany Fast and Peyton Fleming earning a varsity letter during all four
years of their VWHS swimming career.
Participation awards were given to swimmers Sam Easley and Olivia Mengerink.