Four Richfield High School students have been awarded a scholarship from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. Former presidents of the association are awarded $2,000 to distribute to student athletes of their choice, as well as $1,000 to use at their discretion in the athletic department.
A former NIAAA president and the current athletic director at Richfield High School, Richard Barton, has chosen Wyatt Blackner, Emmett Hinck, Jordyn Moon and Lia Vakautakakala to each receive a $500 scholarship.
Barton said, these four were selected based on their excellence in athletics, academics, sportsmanship and leadership.
“We have many outstanding student athletes of high character at our school, Barton said. “These four exemplify what a student athlete should be. They are excellent role models for others to follow.”
Requirements to be considered for the scholarships include – being senior in high school; a minimum of a B grade point average, an ACT score of at least 20 or a SAT score of at least 900 in verbal and math categories; participation in at least two sports each year over the course of three years; earning at least one varsity letter in each of two sports; completion of a scholar essay application; a letter of recommendation from the school’s athletic director; and a signed application by the school’s principal or athletic director verifying the information being submitted is accurate.