Loudoun County, VA (May 13, 2015) – Noah Reimers, a senior at Tuscarora High School, has been named Group 5A Male Athlete of the Year as part of the 2015 The Allstate Foundation/VHSL Achievement Award program.
This is the highest honor given by the Virginia High School League (VHSL). It is presented to students who have excelled in the classroom and in athletic and academic activities. Reimers will be honored at a luncheon on Monday at the Omni Hotel in Charlottesville.
A committee of high school athletic directors and media members selected 19 state winners for a $1,500 scholarship from a pool of over 250 students.
Reimers was one of the most decorated football players in the VHSL last year. A four‐year varsity letter winner, he was the VHSL 5A Offensive Player of the Year in 2014; DC Touchdown Club Virginia Player of the Year and the 2014‐15 Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year. As a senior he rushed for 3,005 yards, which is sixth on the VHSL single‐season rushing charts, while totaling 37 touchdowns. In addition, to football, Reimers has earned three letters on the track team heading into the spring season. He captained both the football and track teams.
In the classroom, Reimers maintains a 4.29 GPA and is a three‐year member of Conflict Mediation Group; a two‐year member of the National Honor Society; and a two‐year member of the Key Club. In the community, he is a math tutor, flag football referee and volunteers as a youth coach with local football teams.
Reimers will attend Harvard University and play football. He plans to pursue a degree in economics.
The Allstate Foundation/VHSL Achievement Awards have been presented since 1992 to the outstanding male athlete, female athlete and academic activities participant in Groups 1A through 6A. One student is also recognized with the Andrew Mullins Courageous Achievement Award, which honors courageous achievement in overcoming exceptional circumstances to find success in VHSL activities.
Students must have earned a minimum 3.0 grade point average and have made significant contributions to VHSL activities in order to qualify for consideration. Nominees are also heavily involved in other activities and volunteer work in the school and in the community. A completed application includes a 500-word student essay, letters of recommendation from two people who know the student’s work well and an endorsement by the school principal.