January 21, 2022
SETH THOMAS & MATTHEW MAYHAN Awarded SW Ohio High School Classic Meet Scholarship
SPY Swimmers and Kenton Ridge High School Student-Athletes, Seth Thomas and Matthew Mayhan, are two of the six recipients of the William Keating Friends of the Classic Foundation Scholarship. The Friends of the Classic Foundation Scholarship is awarded to six seniors, all participants in the Southwest Ohio High School Classic Swim Meet which is the USA's largest high school swimming meet. Seth and Matthew accompany by their parents, Donna & Mark Mayhan and Robyn & Devin Thomas, were recognize at the awards ceremony during the Sunday evening Finals meet at Keating Natatorium in Cincinnati. Shout out to their Seth and Matthew's Kenton Ridge High School Coaches who are SPY Alumni: Head Coach Heather Shaffer and Assistant Coach Mickey McNeil. Both coaches as well as SPYNATION are extremely proud of these two young men.
The Friends of the Classic Foundation grants scholarships to outstanding seniors who have competed in the Southwest Classic meet. These seniors who receive these scholarships exemplify the highest standards in sportsmanship, academic achievement, community service, and outstanding leadership. Some of our past SPY kids receiving this award are Reese Turner, Jaden Humphrey, Badin Brewer, Rylie Turner, Calvin Wise, Laramie Reed, and Natasha Wahl.
Matthew and Seth were chosen for their achievements and successes in academics, extra-curricular activities, service to the community, and swimming. They truly reflect the YMCA values. Fun fact: Four of the six award winners are athletes with YMCA Swim Teams.