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Crawfordsville swimmer awarded Mental Attitude Award

Marshall Horton of Crawfordsville High School was named the recipient of the Herman F. Keller Mental Attitude Award following the meet by the IHSAA Executive Committee.

Horton competed in two events on Saturday, finishing 16th in both the 100 Freestyle and 200 Medley Relay. He is the member of three straight sectional swim championship teams and two straight Sagamore Conference championship teams at Crawfordsville. Marshall holds Crawfordsville's school record in the 100 Breaststroke. He also plays soccer and golf for Crawfordsville.

In the classroom, Marshall ranks first in his class and has been named Academic All-State for swimming in his junior and senior years. He is president of the Spanish Club, a three-year member of Key Club, and helped revive Crawfordsville's Recycling Club with the help of a few friends. Marshall was awarded the 2022 Lilly Endowment Scholarship for Montgomery County.

Marshall is the son of Bobby and Naomi Horton of Crawfordsville. He will be attending Notre Dame in the fall. He is undecdied on his major at the time but plans to study an area of Science.

Each year the IHSAA Executive Committee selects a senior who was nominated by his principal and coach and was determined to have best demonstrated mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability. Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, the IHSAA’s proud corporate partner, presented $1,000 to Crawfordsville High School's general scholarship fund in the name of Marshall Horton.

The award, renamed in 1974, honors Herman F. Keller, former IHSAA assistant commissioner who served the Association from 1961-73.

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