Separated by 25 years but sharing a common bond, the recipients of the first and the most recent Sharon Huesman Memorial Scholarship shared a stage May 14 at Davidson High School during the school's senior scholarship awards program and breakfast.

Separated by 25 years but sharing a common bond, the recipients of the first and the most recent Sharon Huesman Memorial Scholarship shared a stage May 14 at Davidson High School during the school's senior scholarship awards program and breakfast.

Kelly Crane Wenclewicz, a 1991 graduate of Hilliard High School and recipient of the first scholarship, introduced the 2015 recipient, Sydney Weadock.

Their meeting was arranged by Beth Basil, a retired teacher and coach at Davidson High School who helped establish the Sharon Huesman Memorial Scholarship and presented the first scholarship to Wenclewicz.

The scholarship is named in memory of Sharon Huesman, who was a teacher and coach at Hilliard High School for 22 years until her death in 1991.

For 25 years, the scholarship has been bestowed upon at least one graduating senior.

"This was a scholarship I really hoped I would get," Weadock said.

Robert Winland, Weadock's varsity golf coach, nominated her.

Weadock received a plaque and a $2,000 scholarship. Another plaque recognizing the honor will remain on display at the Davidson gymnasium.

Weadock said she plans to attend Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., where she will major in elementary education.

Wenclewicz played soccer and basketball and ran track at Hilliard, and she played basketball at Miami University.

"Although I didn't play for coach Huesman (and wasn't) a student in her class, I knew her well," said Wenclewicz, recounting stories and words of advice shared in locker rooms as she and other athletes practiced and played.

Wenclewicz said she carried on Huesman's mantra of sportsmanship at Miami University and later in her personal and professional life.

"I won't ever forget Coach Huesman's words that remind us to be poised, honorable individuals above all else," Wenclewicz said.

Huesman taught health and physical education at Hilliard High School from 1969 to 1991.

She coached girls volleyball squads to 11 league championships, four district titles and two regional runner-up titles, Basil said.

Huesman also established a boys volleyball team at Hilliard in 1985.

Since the Huesman scholarship was founded with the assistance of the Hilliard Education Foundation in the spring of 1991, two months after Huesman's death from heart-surgery complications, the scholarship committee has awarded 48 scholarships totaling $68,000.

The Sharon Huesman Memorial Scholarship was one of several awarded during Davidson's annual scholarship program.

The scholarship program has existed for more than 25 years but in recent years has become a two-hour event during which one or more scholarships are bestowed by 40 to 50 different foundations, civic organizations, athletics clubs and individuals, Basil said.