By ANDY HEINTZ
Courier Sports Writer
---- — OTTUMWA — Conner Mier and Megan Black were named senior outstanding athletes of the year Tuesday at the Honors Banquet put on by the Ottumwa "A" Club at Ottumwa High School.
The two Bulldogs, however, were far from the only ones to have their admirable work on and off the field acknowledged and honored Tuesday evening. The celebratory night was brimming with scholarships and awards given out to well-deserving Bulldog athletes and their supporters.
Titus Weller and Black received the Tony Bishop Memorial Scholarship and Kathy Lopez was given the Eric Wertheim Scholarship for females. In addition, Guillermo Trejo, Isaias Santos and Misael Perez received the Eric Wertheim scholarship for males. The John Link Memorial Award — which goes to seniors with a 4.0 and an earned letter — went to a plethora of Bulldogs including Andrina Helgerson, Emily Bittner, Cassie Jaegers, Jennifer Klodt, Black, Chloe Dirksen, Ginny Kjer, Nick Sedore and Titus Weller.
Meanwhile, Klodt, Levi Cobler and Cole Eklund won the Hicks Memorial Award, Chris Peden received the Bernie Saggau Award and Black and Josh Hudnut took home the Bernstein Memorial Scholarship.
Volunteer workers who selflessly devoted time their time to improving and maintaining Ottumwa's sports programs also were recognized for their efforts. The Gene Schultz Volunteer Award went to Kim Ardueser and the Howard Eslinger Award went to Pam Mier.
Ottumwa "A" Club Honors Banquet Awards
Outstanding Senior Athletes of the Year
Male — Conner Mier
Female — Megan Black
Hicks Memorial Awards
Male — Levi Cobler and Cole Eklund
Female — Jennifer Klodt
Bernie Saggau Award — Chris Peden
Bernstein Memorial Scholarships
Male — Josh Hudnut
Female — Megan Black
Eric Wertheim Scholarships
Males — Isaias Santos, Guillermo Trejo, Misael Perez
Female -- Kathy Lopez
John Link Memorial Awards
Males — Nick Sedore, Titus Weller
Females — Andrina Helgerson, Emily Bittner, Cassie Jaegers, Jennifer Klodt, Chloe Dirksen, Ginny Kjer.
Tony Bishop Memorial
Male — Titus Weller
Females — Megan Black
Gene Schultz Volunteer Award — Kim Ardueser
Howard Eslinger Vounteer Award — Pam Mier
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