The threat of Covid-19 infection spikes has forced changes to our end-of-season traditions which honor our best student-athletes from this past winter sports season. While we cannot get together to celebrate the success and the hard work of our student athletes like we want to, it does not diminish the work they have done and the sparkling efforts that have been put forth in representation of Jimtown High School. We are so very proud of our kids and the social distancing that is so important for us to maintain now can never take take that away!!
Normally, our teams would break up into individual groups for coaches to have the chance to talk directly to the parents and student-athletes regarding the season and to announce award recipients. Because of our current circumstances we are pleased to announce the following individual award winners.. Plaques will be distributed to the athletes whenever students will return to in-person instruction at Jimtown.
The following students earned All-NIC Awards in their respective sports for the fall. All-NIC awards are voted on by the NIC coaches in that sport.
Abby Sanders All-NIC
Talia Gates and Renee Anderson Honorable Mention All-NIC
Isaac Daniels All-NIC
Peyton Lehman Honorable Mention All-NIC
Cali Campbell Honorable Mention All-NIC
Matt Margraf Honorable Mention All-NIC
All-NIC: Cooper Frank (DB), Landon Buchanan (LB), Tim Hunter (DL), Isaac Daniels (K), Johntu Reed (Offensive At Large), Ethan Devol (RB), Nick Carithers (TE), Yvens Reisacher (OL), Stone Norment (C)
Honorable Mention All-NIC: Hunter Hoffman (OL), Hunter Konrath (WB), Braden Garner (OLB), Jonah Greiner (DL), Brayden Campbell (OL), Keaton Wolfe (OLB)
In addition to the regular All-Conference awards, the Northern Indiana Conference awards ALL-NIC Academic Awards to those seniors who meet the qualification of carrying a 3.5 minimum GPA through the end of the season. It is my honor to recognize the Jimtown High School All-NIC Academic Team for Fall 2020:
Braden Garner Football
Jaryd Widup Football
Isaac Daniels Football / BSOC/ BXC
Elizabeth Kallimani Volleyball
Makenna Betzer Volleyball
Camri Garretson Volleyball
Kendall Griffee Volleyball
Rylee McPhee Volleyball
Macie Adams Volleyball
Andrea Leighton GSOC
Kolby Gluchowski GXC
Charlotte Pendell GXC
Here are the Major Award winners for each Fall 2020 Team. The GPA and Academic Awards Statistics will be included at the bottom of this list.
Most valuable: Talia Gates
Mental Attitude Award: a tie Jocelyn Sandovol & Hannah Zellers
Boys Tennis :
Most Valuable Player- Matt Margraf
Most Improved Player- Aiden Short
At Jimtown we also pride ourselves on the fact that our athletes are held to a high standard on the field of competition, but also in the classroom. Education-Based athletics are by nature designed to be an extension of what is happening in the classroom. Athletics are just one more tool which can be used to achieve the mission of education at Jimtown High School toward our code of Leadership-Integrity–Responsibility and Respect.
Here are some statistics that were tracked this season for our athletes at Jimtown. You can see that the athletes at Jimtown perform very well also in the classroom and in fact many times do better than the students as a whole (including those who do not engage with extra-curricular activities at Jimtown)
Fall Sports Awards Program
66 students on the roster
38 out of 66 made honor roll
Average GPA of entire team: 2.972
Highest GPA on the team: Isaac Daniels with a 4.33 (straight A+)
H.M. goes to Miguel Fernandez, Cayden Inbody, Jonah Greiner, Samual Garner, Conner Watts, Jaymie Clere, Taysire Williams, Landon Buchanan and Deacon Dillenbeck who were all 4.0 or higher
23 students on the roster
18 out of 23 made honor roll
Average GPA of entire team: 3.57
Highest GPA on the team: Seneca Zartman and Liz Kallimani with a 4.33 (straight A+)
H.M. goes to Sophie Allen,Cali Campbell, Makenna Betzer, Ava Robertson, Brianna Cook, Rylee McPhee, and Jaycee Folkers All with a 4.0 or higher
7 students on the roster
6 out of 7 made honor roll
Average GPA of entire team: 3.819
Highest GPA on the team: Haylee Young with a 4.283
H.M. goes to Charlotte Pendell and Caitlynn Track who also had 4.0 or higher
10 students on the roster
9 out of 10 made honor roll
Average GPA of entire team: 3.52
Highest GPA on the team: Isaac Daniels with a 4.33
H.M. goes to Cameron Nickerson and Nathan Leighton who also had 4.0 or higher
12 students on the roster
10 out of 12 made the honor roll
Average GPA of the entire team: 3.716
Highest GPA on the team: Matthew Margraf with a 4.33
H.M. goes to Caleb Koets, Beau Kaler, Gaege Wachs, Dylan Cook, Aiden Short, Christian VanderWerf who were all 4.0 or higher
5 students on the roster
1 out of 5 made the honor roll
Average GPA of the entire team: 2.218
Highest GPA on the team: Elizabeth Sigler with a 3.57
18 students on the roster
10 out of 18 made the honor roll
Average GPA of the entire team: 3.114
Highest GPA on the team: Spring Geans with a 4.124
14 students on the roster
8 out of 14 made the honor roll
Average GPA of the entire team: 2.97
Highest GPA on the team: Isaac Daniels with a 4.33
H.M. goes to Alejandro Ambriz who was 4.0 or higher.
31 students on the roster
27 out of 33 made the honor roll
Average GPA of the entire team: 3.706
Highest GPA on the team: Elizabeth Kallimani with a 4.33
H.M. goes to Carly Landon, Sophie Allen, Cali Campbell, Makenna Betzer, Audrey Deak, Ava Robertson, Emma Clarke, Eliyahna Brothers, Gabriella Gwinn, Carmella Kelly, Katherina Muha who were all 4.0 or higher.
- A total of 174 students were on athletic rosters for the fall of 2020 This is DOWN 20 students from last fall
- 115 of the 174 made the honor roll on the last grading period—which is a minimum of 3.0.
This is a percentage of 66% of all fall athletes at Jimtown High School are on the honor roll.
- The average GPA of all 174 students who participated in athletics this fall: 3.21
- The average GPA of all students at JHS including all those who did not participate in athletics: 2.65
- 3.0 represents a B- average. Our athletes this fall performed at an average of 3.21 which is an A- average
- None of this takes into account other forms of student engagement at Jimtown such as marching band, theater or clubs.
- This also does not take into account student attendance and student discipline referrals. Students who participate in our programs have a much lower absenteeism rate and much lower discipline referral rate than those that do not participate.