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The Zach "ZO" O'Neill Lifter of the Year Scholarship

The Zach "ZO" O'Neill Lifter of the Year Scholarship

Organization:  Quaker Valley High School Football

Status:  Active

This is an award that is presented each year at the Quaker Valley High School Football Banquet and is presented to the player that exhibited one of the highest levels of committment to preparing themselves during not only the regular season, but more importantly, the offseason.  This is generally the player that has one of the highest offseason attendance rates, exhibits leadership and determination during their workouts and is a role model for dedication to offseason preparation.

 

In 2013, the Lifter of the Year Award was renamed and dedicated following Zach's passing.  Beginning with the 2014 season, The Zachary John O'Neill Memorial Foundation was proud to begin presenting a scholarship award to the receipient of this honor.  

 

2013

QV Football's Lifter of the Year Award was renamed as the

Zach "ZO" O'Neill Lifter of the Year Award

2014

The Zachary John O'Neill Memorial Foundation was created and a Scholarship program was established to be awarded to the recipient, in the amount of $500

2015

Board of Directors approved an increase in the scholarship amount to $1,000

2018

Board of Directors approved an increase in the scholarship amount to $2,000

Award Recipients

2019  |  $2,000 (Split)
Matt Von Kanel & Travis Adams
2018  |  $2,000
Demetrios Perez
(Scholarship wasn't applied due to recipient entering the Armed Services)
2017  |  $1,000
Jacob Kolessar
2016  |  $1,000
Jacob Kolessar
2015  |  $1,000
Robert Kolessar
2014  |  $500
Chet Rengers
2013 | Prior to Scholarship Creation
Matt O'Neill & Garret Zeigler