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The Southeast Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators’ Association

(SEOIAAA) has awarded four $500.00 scholarships this year. This year’s

recipients include Ben Arnold (Wheelersburg), Alexandra McFarland

(Peebles), Jessica Monroe (East), and Sydney Stapleton (Oak Hill).

Ben Arnold is the son of Mark (AD at Clay) and Kitty Rose of Wheelersburg

and Nathan and Mary Arnold of Coolville. Ben is a 2013 graduate of

Wheelersburg HS. He was a member of the National Honor Society, golf team,

and baseball team. He plans to attend Ohio University to major in

Biological Sciences; he was also selected as the SEOIAAA representative for

the OIAAA scholarships.

Alexandra McFarland is the daughter of Doug (AD at Western) and Kimberly

McFarland of Peebles. Alexandra is a 2013 graduate of Peebles HS. She was

a member of the Beta Club and participated in basketball, softball, golf,

and volleyball during her high school years. She plans to pursue a degree

in physical therapy.

Jessica Monroe is the daughter of Adam (AD at East) and Angie Bailey of

Portsmouth. She is the 2013 valedictorian of East High School. She was a

member of basketball, softball, and volleyball teams; and she was a

National Honor Society member. She plans to attend Shawnee State

University to pursue a degree in athletic training.

Sydney Stapleton is the daughter of Donnie (AD at Glenwood) and Laura

Stapleton of Oak Hill. She is a 2013 graduate of Oak Hill HS. She was a

member of the National Honor Society. Her other activities included

softball, band, science and drama clubs, yearbook, and volleyball. She

plans to attend the University of Findlay to major in pre-veterinary


The SEOIAAA is a professional organization for Ohio athletic administrators

in the Southeast District. Each year the association presents a $500

scholarship to a member’s son or daughter who plans to further his/her

education after high school. These students are also then eligible for

state-wide scholarships through the Ohio Interscholastic Athletic

Administrators’ Association (OIAAA).

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