True Grit Awards
The True Grit Award is presented to a senior student-athlete from each high school located in Washington County, both public and private, as well as a secondary-year student at Hagerstown Community College, who has demonstrated the ability to overcome hardship to become or remain a member of an athletic team. These students, who usually are not the stars of their teams, most often have been the ones who have “helped the stars to shine.” The selection of each award recipient solely is the decision of each school.
The True Grit Awards program continues the program that existed from 1975-1999 and which was re-started in 2003.
Each True Grit Award recipient receives a $500 post-secondary scholarship, a plaque to commemorate this recognition, a photograph with the corporate sponsor, and a one-year membership to the Hagerstown YMCA.
Tickets are $30 and available at the Hagerstown YMCA.