2010 Bev Good Memorial Scholarship Winners

Class of 2010

(2 girl winners due to a tie)

Photo by Tom Hoerner

Jay Jarrels
Spotswood High School
Photo by Joe Showker

Sarah Bothof
Fort Defiance High School

Photo by Tom Hoerner

Shana Sherman
Broadway High School
Virginia Tech

Coach Chip Long says:

 "Jay has been the “leader of the pack” and a student of the sport since he joined the cross country team his freshman year.  He has been an outstanding example to all members of the teams he has been a part of due to his work ethic and versatility. ".
Bridgewater College

Coach Dave Stewart says:

"Sarah is a bright young lady with a humble demeanor and kind disposition. However, her sportsmanship should never be taken for weakness. Beneath her humble exterior lies the heart of a lion and a great competitive intensity."
James Madison University

Coach Ennis says:

"Shana encourages and inspires her teammates with her words and actions, demanding excellence from herself and motivating her teammates to follow her lead.  She refuses to let minor injuries prevent her from participating and she always desires to complete “just one more jump” before the conclusion of practice. "

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Kristian Moore of
Broadway High School
the 2010
Bev Good Memorial

Photo by Joe Showker

Chris Williams of
R.E. Lee High School
Photo by Joe Showker

Sarah Bothof of
Fort Defiance High School
Photo by Tom Hoerner

Jay Jarrels of
Spotswood High School
Photo by Tom Hoerner

Shana Sherman of
Broadway High School

The Bev Good Memorial Scholarship Committee 2010
Steve Walk

Princpal of Turner Ashby High School

Current Chairman of the Massanutten District

Doug Shifflett

Princpal of Wilson Memorial High School

Current Chairman of the Southern Valley District

Zack Broadaway

Former Championship TA Track Coach

Valley DIstrict Track Coach of 38 years.

Red Haile

USATF official and long time Valley District Meet Official

J.J. Updike

Virginia High School League Hall of Fame

One of the winningest coaches in Virginia Track History

Ed Long

Retired Rockingham County Schools Principal,

AA State meet clerk and meet official

Joe Showker

USATF official, Founder- Bev Good Memorial Scholarship   (non-voting member)

Mike Fiorre & Revlan Hill

The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County (Administrator for the "Fund")  (non-voting member)

Bev Good

Memorial Scholarships

Established - Spring '04 In memory of 

Beverly Good-USATF Master Official, 

and Referee of the Virginia State 

AA Championships during the span of the event 

hosted at JMU.

By Joe and Debbie Showker

Bev Good is known by track patrons, athletes and officials for decades of service to regional NCAA schools, The Virginia High School League and The Valley District.

He was well known throughout the middle Atlantic states for his service as a meet Referee and official for Track and Field.

Bev Good lived a passion and love for track at all levels.

He loved exciting competition and the drama of athletic performances. He enjoyed working with athletes who demonstrated sportsmanship, mental toughness and a fierce competitive nature.

This love defined him as a referee and a track enthusiast. Many times Bev's voice could be heard on the infield marveling at a performance he had just seen, or a meet he had just worked.

He had a special desire to get to know athletes and was acutely aware of those that continued on from high school to college with their track careers.

The purpose of the Fund is to support post-secondary educational scholarships for qualifying graduates of the Southern Valley and Massanutten  District High Schools to attend a 4-year college or university. Scholarships will be awarded to students who plan to participate in a sanctioned track program of that college or university and who have not been awarded a full scholarship.

1. Two $500 scholarships will be made available annually for award to one male and one female track athlete from the Southern Valley and Massanutten Districts. The athlete must be accepted to a 4 year college or university and plan to continue his/her track career at the NCAA level. Full scholarship athletes are ineligible for the award. Consideration will be given to the student's character and sportsmanship during competition. Coaches may submit nominations prior to the Southern Valley and Massanutten District Meets.

2. The scholarship program supported by the Fund will be administrated by an advisory board of local track patrons, officials and a named School representative of the Southern Valley and Massanutten Districts. This board will consider applicants nominated by coaches from each Southern Valley and Massanutten District High Schools.

3. The board will review and name the scholarship recipients the week following the Southern Valley and Massanutten District Championship Track Meets.

4. Students nominated for this award will be recognized in local media outlets and receive a framed certificate. Each recipient school will also receive a certificate for display by the school.

Bev Good Memorial Scholarship 

2009 Winners

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 Mandy Kaufman
Harrisonburg High School

Photo by Tom Hoerner
Alex Ott
Turner Ashby High School
Christopher Newport University

Coach Gary Buggs says that
 "many of her personal attributes include intelligence, enthusiasm, positive work ethic, competitive spirit, dedication, and love of the sport.  She is intelligent enough to understand and execute the complex technique of hurdling rather than just running fast and jumping over barriers. 
Yet, with all her accomplishments in track, Mandy remains
modest, humble, outgoing, and extremely well grounded".
George Mason University

Coach John Childs said this about Alex:
"Throughout my ten year coaching career at Turner Ashby, I’ve been
privileged to have had some very talented athletes with exceptional
character and an unbelievable work ethic.  
He is an exceptional young man of the highest character.  He is a leader
in the classroom and on the track".


Mikaela Davis of Spotswood High School
The Bev Good Memorial

Margaret Lantz of Broadway High School

Matt Hoerner of Spotswood High School

Dan Nafziger of Harrisonburg High School

Valley High School Track 2008

Brett Olinger-Broadway H.S. and Katie Cummings Fort Defiance H.S. 2008 Recipients!

Brett Olinger

Brett Olinger of Broadway High School

Brett is a three-sport athlete, earning 11 varsity letters in football, indoor and outdoor track during his high school career. He is the reigning Group AA champion in the 300 meter hurdles winning the event as a sophomore and junior and will be going for a three-peat this season.
As a senior, he was named a first team all-district running back in football and added all-state honors in the 55 meter hurdles in indoor track with a second place finish. In addition, he accumulated seven indoor track and outdoor track district and regional individual championships in the 55 meter, 110 meter and 300 meter hurdles. Not only is Brett a talented athlete, but he is also a talented student in the classroom maintaining a 4.0 GPA.
Brett plans to study business management at Radford University in the fall.
VHSL Press Release

Katie Cummings


Katie Cummings of Fort Defiance High School is a veteran thrower having competed at the state class level most of her career.  She's currently ranked in the top 3 of shot put and Discus at the State AA level.  She's won numerous District, Region and Invitational championships with her throwing.  Her PRs are 129' and 43' in the throws, both significant performances worthy of Div. I attention.  

Katie is also Fort Defiance's yearbook editor, president of the FCA Chapter, member of
FCCLA, and a role model for other students.  She will attend Bridgewater College next year joining former Valley Division III All-American Thrower Nathan Turner.  What a throwing crew the Eagles will have!

2008 Nominees

Kyle Banks Harrisonburg

2008 Bev Good Nominees

Massanutten District
Southern Valley District
Craig Burkholder Turner Ashby
Brett Olinger Broadway

Sophmore Brett Olinger AA State 300 Champion

Josh Wilson Stuarts Draft
Katie Cummings Fort Defiance

Sophmore Katie Cummings-All State AA
Christina Fenske Stuarts Draft
Sarah Hamilton Harrisonburg
Dakara Kier  R.E. Lee
Ashley Lehman Broadway

2007 Bev Good Memorial Scholarship Winners

Outstanding Senior Track Athletes from the Valley District that have exemplified the

characteristics of Bev Good: sportsmanship, mental toughness and fierce competitiveness.

These athletes have been accepted to four year colleges and plan to continue their track careers at the collegiate level.


Virginia Tech


University of Mary Washington

2007 Nominees


Chrissy Rhodes Turner Ashby

Catherine McGowan Harrisonburg

Colleen Hopkins Spotswood

Jamie Knupp Broadway

(photo by Steve Boyle)

Tim Beierle Harrisonburg

Michael Miller Broadway


2006 Bev Good Memorial Scholarship Winners 

Michelle Leaman

Broadway High School

Matt Bailey

Fort Defiance High School

Eastern Mennonite University

James Madison University

Jessica Propst Harrisonburg

Adam Aikens Harrisonburg

Michelle Leaman Broadway

Andrew Miller Broadway

Samantha Phillips Fort Defiance



Matt Bailey Fort Defiance

Kristen Crawford R.E. Lee

Will Shoemaker Turner Ashby

2005 Bev Good Memorial Scholarship Winners
Justin German of Harrisonburg

University of Mary Washington

Amber Showalter of Spotswood

Concord University

Jordan Purvis of Waynesboro-Radford University
Elizabeth Reeves of Broadway High School-Virginia Tech
Chad Harpine of Broadway-Virginia Tech
Katie Cornett of Turner Ashby-James Madison Unversity
Brandon Spalding of Stuarts Draft-Virginia Wesleyan

Chris Morris of Turner Ashby-Bridgewater College
Ben Knight of Spotswood-James Madison University
Each recipient will recieve a $500.00 scholarship.

The Bev Good Memorial Scholarship Committee 2005

Eric Bond

Principal of Stuarts Draft High School

Current Chairman of the Valley District

Bill Kyger

Rockingham Board of Supervisors, RCPS Teacher,

Virginia AA state meet clerk and meet official

Ed Long

Retired Rockingham Principal,

RCPS Central Office Supervisor,

AA state meet clerk and meet official

Zack Broadaway

Former STATE AA meet director and

Valley DIstrict Track Coach of 38 years.

Red Haile

USATF official and long time Valley District Meet Official

Joe Showker

USATF official, initiator - Bev Good Memorial Scholarship

(non-voting member)

Stephanie Byrd

The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County (Administrator for the "Fund")

(non-voting member)

Congratulations Valley District Bev Good Scholarship 2005 Nominees
Justin German of Harrisonburg


Jordan Purvis of Waynesboro-

Radford University

Chad Harpine of Broadway-

Virginia Tech

Brandon Spalding of Stuarts Draft-

Virginia Wesleyan

Chris Morris of Turner Ashby-

Bridgewater College

Ben Knight of Spotswood-

James Madison University



Amber Showalter of Spotswood

Elizabeth Reeves of Broadway High School-

Virginia Tech

Katie Cornett of Turner Ashby-

James Madison Unversity

2004 Bev Good Memorial Scholarship Nominees
Broadway - Phillip Hoover
Fort Defiance- Sarita Wilson
Rockbridge - Ben Switzer
Harrisonburg - Dawn Tobin
Spotswood - Nathan Turner
Rockbridge - Elizabeth Wilkins
Stuarts Draft - Brad O'Neil
Spotswood - Jacki Workman
Turner Ashby - Michael Billington

2004 Bev Good Memorial Scholarship Recipients

These outstanding senior track athletes have exemplified the characteristics of Bev Good:

Sportsmanship, Mental Toughness and Fierce Competitiveness.

photo by Holly Marcus DNR

Michael Billington

Turner Ashby

Nathan Turner


Jacki Workman


Georgetown University

Eastern Mennonite University

Mary Washington College


AA '04 Program Acrobat Keepsake - Valley's Finest and Good Memorial Nominees