Oak Harbor High School Recognizes Molly Downs with the Jill L. Mincheff Sportsmanship & Integrity Rocket Pride Award

Jun 11, 2024 | Sports | 0 comments

OHHS senior Molly Downs received the Jill L. Mincheff Sportsmanship and Integrity Rocket Pride Award. (Submitted photo)

Oak Harbor High School proudly announces Molly Downs as the recipient of the esteemed Jill L. Mincheff Sportsmanship and Integrity Rocket Pride Award. Named in memory of Jill L. Mincheff, a dedicated supporter of Rocket Athletics, this award honors individuals who exemplify outstanding character and sportsmanship within the Oak Harbor community.

Downs has emerged as a beacon of leadership and inspiration within the Oak Harbor Track and Field team, earning the admiration of her peers and coaches alike. Despite facing adversity, Down’s unwavering dedication, humility and resilience have left an indelible mark on those around her.

Reflecting on Down’s impact, her teammates offer glowing praise.

“Molly is the definition of a leader, she sets a great example for everyone on the team, she never has a bad attitude and makes the season more fun,” Effie Schulte said.

“She never once tried to make me or any other teammate feel bad for making a mistake. Instead, she was always uplifting and encouraging to her teammates,” Lily Arden said.

In addition to her outstanding contributions to athletics, Down’s involvement in various extracurricular activities and academic pursuits underscores her commitment to excellence. As a member of FFA, National Honor Society and 4H, as well as serving as a soccer team captain and track team captain, Down has demonstrated exceptional leadership and dedication.

As Down embarks on the next chapter of her academic journey at Iowa State University, where she will pursue a major in animal sciences, Oak Harbor High School celebrates her achievements and the enduring legacy of sportsmanship she leaves behind.

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