Jim Henry would not allow this award to be named after him if the criteria was only based on football ability. He insisted that this award must be based on the student’s academics as well as contributions to school and community.
Our high school scholarship program has been a long tradition of the Maxwell Club.
High school players are nominated by their coaches and fellow athletes for outstanding performances on and off the field.
Area high school athletes are honored at weekly dinners in the fall and the Jim Henry Award is presented to the individual who has exceeded in his athletic as well as academic abilities.
For his efforts, the winner of the Henry award receives a scholarship for college.
The winner of the 31st Annual Jim Henry Award, Area High School Player of the Year is Jon Taylor of Salem High School.
Jon Taylor always had a penchant for doing something that belied his age. Where other high school players dreaded going over game film, the Salem 6-foot-1, 215-pound senior tailback embraced it. In fact, Taylor would invariably approach his coaches after each film session about what he could do differently, what he could do to get better.
Read more about Jon Taylor…
|2016||Jon Taylor||Salem High School|
|2015||Brandon Mcllwain||LaSalle College High School|
|2014||Kyle Shurmur||LaSalle College High School|
|2013||Mark Pyles||Lebanon High School|
|2012||Fran Walsh||Archbishop Wood|
|2011||Brendan Nosovitch||Allentown Central Catholic High School|
|2010||Bill Kim||Upper Dublin High School|
|2009||Brad Herzlich||Conestoga High School|
|2008||Brent Caprio||Mainland Regional High School|
|2007||Steven Rizzo||Audubon High School|
|2006||Dan Persa||Liberty High School|
|2005||Pat Devlin||Downingtown East High School|
|2004||Ryan Greiser||Pennridge High School|