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Grove City’s Hohman Named Mercer County Football Officials Sportsmanship Award & Scholarship Winner


HERMITAGE, Pa. – Grove City High School senior Hunter Hohman is the receipent of the Mercer County Football Ofificals annual Sportsmanship Award & Scholarship.

Hohman will received a $3,500 scholarship and a custom plaque.

In nominating Hohman, Grove City football coach Sam Mowrey pointed to not only his on-the-field acclodaes but also his off-the-field achievements as well.

I have had the great fortune of working closely with Hunter over the past five years, both as a teacher and coach,” Mowrey said in the nomination. “Through his middle school and high school years it has been a pleasure to see him develop into the fine young man and leader that he is today.

“Hunter is a natural ‘people person’ and can find ways to connect and build relationships with both young and old and everything in between.


“Watching Hunter lead in his own manner, quietly, by building strong connections with not only his peers but also underclassmen, was truly a thing of beauty. Hunter is quick to encourage others and is always looking to make sure everyone is included. He has demonstrated time and again that he values others and understands what it means to be a positive leader by example.”

Mowrey said watching Hohman develop into a leader is the thing he is the most proud about

“He is a true leader by example as demonstrated by his work on the football field and in the classroom, but also has developed his vocal leadership skills as well. It is clear that Hunter values relationships with others, and by treating people the right way he has earned the respect of his teammates, coaches, and teachers. This year he is involved with our leadership program, which includes an in-depth study of Jeff Janssen’s The Captain’s Leadership Manual, as well as community service, and several hours of meetings focused on developing leadership skills. Truly, Hunter excels. He has a knack that not many people possess and has the ability to build relationships and form bonds with people from every walk of life.”

Hohman, an outstanding wrestler as well, will continue his athleic and academic career at American University.

Since its inception in 2011, the MCFO have awarded over $30,000 to area student-athletes who play football in Mercer County. Applications are sent out to area coaches and guidance counselors and they nominate one senior player from their team who exemplifies sportsmanship, character and leadership in and out of the classroom.


The MCFO chapter funds this scholarship in part from proceeds from its annual golf outing held in August.


2011 Colin Patton -West Middlesex
2012 Nathan Kokoski -Lakeview
2013 Alex Ho -Greenville
2014 Stephen Herrick -Greenville
2015 Malachi Newell -Farrell
2016 Ethan Reiser -Greenville
2017 Donnie Mouck -Lakeview
2018 Alex Ramirez -Wilmington
2019 Lane Voytik -Sharon
2020 Braxton Shimrack – Wilmington
2021 Nate Wadsworth – Grove City
2022 Brayden McCloskey – Reynolds
2023 Hunter Hohman – Grove City


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