Award Recipients

Welch - Yerkes Award Recipients

Mr. Welch

Mr. Yerkes

The Welch – Yerkes Award was established by the Colerain Boosters in 1995 to recognize and honor the contributions of two former coaches and athletic administrators – Mr. Everett Welch and Mr. Clinton “Pete” Yerkes. The award is presented annually to someone who has demonstrated a passion and commitment to the students of Colerain High School. Recipients have been Booster members, coaches, administrators, fans and community partners.

Year

Name

2020

John Martini

2019

Ken Dirr

2018

Denny Hirsch

2017

Dan Merkt

2016

Bill Baumann

2015

David Smith

2014

Steve Tapogna

2013

Rick Glatfelter

2012

Kevin Schulte

2011

Greg Davis

2010

Ron Busch

2009

Greg Stanley

2008

Carol Smith

2007

Warren Schulte

2006

Ken Bolte

2005

Russ Brewer

2004

Jim Bertram

2003

Frank Ruggerie

2002

Denny Mercurio

2001

Tim Bollin

2000

Norb Monning

1999

Bob Keith

1998

Steve Schweitzer

1997

Ken Baker

1996

Paul Geisen

Carol Smith Award Recipients

Mrs. Carol Smith

The Colerain Boosters established the Carol Smith Award in 2013 to honor longtime member Carol Smith for her many years of service to the students of Colerain High School.  Carol joined the Boosters in 1972 and immediately became involved in running the Concession Stand.  After that Carol led a number of key fundraisers such as the Booster Meat Sale ‘75, the Craft Show ‘77, Monte Carlo ‘78, and the Antique Show ‘80.  The Craft Show which Carol led for 25 years has been one of the largest fundraisers for the organization. 
Carol’s four children, Joe Smith ‘78, Diann Neidlinger ‘79, Cyndi Dunbar ’82 and Ted Smith ‘83 are all graduates of Colerain.  Additionally she had nine grandchildren who are graduates – Amy Wiesman ‘00, Jenni Monaghan ’03, Connor Smith ‘06, Spencer Smith ‘07, Jeremy Dunbar ‘08, Sam Neidlinger ‘08, Mackenzie Ross ‘10, Cassidy Smith ‘15 and Luke Dunbar ‘17.

Year

Name

2019

Debbie Potzner

2018

Carol Meibers

2017

Mary Thompson

2016

Diane Busch

2015

Kathy Siconolfi

2014

Karen Markarian

2013

Susan Stanley