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Student Recognized for Outstanding Leadership

Student Recognized for Outstanding Leadership

Elizabeth Zimmerman `24 was recognized by the Ohio Army National Guard as “an outstanding leader in her community and school.”

Coach Theresa Hirschauer nominated Zimmerman for the Ohio National Guard Leadership Award. Student-athletes submitted for the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association-National Guard Leadership Award are nominated on the character values that they represent and share with fellow teammates and those based on the Army Guard values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage.

“Elizabeth is an incredible leader who demonstrates our character virtues both on and off the field,” says Hirschauer. “Her efforts are symbolic of our Class of 2024 soccer leaders, whom we were so fortunate to have guiding this team and leading the way – Piper Farris, Sydney Hardesty, Megan Zimmerman, and Elizabeth herself. These women are virtue in action.” 

A nominee must also be a current senior, possess a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher, have at least 90% attendance at school, and be a member of the school’s soccer team.

And while Zimmerman was not selected as the state-level winner, Staff Sergeant William Edwards from the local Army National Guard visited campus and presented Zimmerman with a few items to recognize her achievements.

“Thank you for always doing the right thing, being a leader, and leading by example,” says Edwards. “You display all the leadership qualities that we value in the Army and we want to recognize you for being amazing.

Zimmerman was a member of the state-winning girls soccer team this fall and played a critical role in the state championship game, recording an assist for the only goal. She is a three-sport athlete, playing soccer, basketball, and lacrosse during the school year.