The Ohio Educational Service Center Association (OESCA) recently recognized 82 of Ohio’s top students from across the state during the 28th annual Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Awards Program, named in honor of Ohio’s 31st state superintendent of public instruction.
The award was established in 1989 by the OESCA to promote and recognize outstanding student leaders for their academic achievement and service to their school and communities. One senior from each county in Ohio is eligible to receive this honor and Brittany Ernst, a senior at Lynchburg-Clay High School, was selected as the Highland County winner from the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center.
“Over the last 28 years OESCA has recognized over 2000 scholars and student leaders during this event,” said Beth Justice, Southern Ohio ESC superintendent. “We wish Brittany great success as she pursues her studies at the college level.”
Ernst is ranked fourth in her class and plans to study chemistry and premed at either Florida State or Elon University.
Ernst is known throughout her school community as a scholar, athlete, and student leader.
Throughout high school, she has been a member and officer for National Honor Society, Spanish Club, and FCCLA. She has also been a member of the volleyball and softball teams, student council, yearbook staff, and homecoming and prom committees.
During her junior and senior year, Ernst was one of a select few chosen selected to participate in TAP MD, a program designed to help talented high school students “tap” into their potential to fulfill careers in medicine.
Brittany is the daughter of Bobbie Jo Ernst.
Submitted by Diana L. Miller, communications coordinator serving the SOESC.