Chapman And Larsen Earn Jackie Downing And Jerry Lumpe Awards Of Excellence

Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
The Jackie Downing and Jerry Lumpe Awards of Excellence are given to the Warsaw girl and boy (senior) who excels in athletics, academics and attitude. The awards are presented in association with the BCE and WHS. BCE Sports Editor Johnie J. Logue and WHS A.D. Ryan Boyer made this year selections.
This year winners are Hannah Chapman and Dallas Larsen. Both of these kids just grew up before our very eyes. Their names and careers will be long remembered as they are now engraved on the plaques at WHS along with past winners, Randall Sherman, Austin McCall, Wesley Carr for the boys and Ashley Kuykendall for the girls. 
When asked if the award presented in her honor  had changed her life in any way, Jackie Downing responded, "It is still a very humbling experience. I glance at the plaque in the hallway every once in a while.”
Hannah Chapman is certainly well deserving of the Jackie Downing Award. She said she wanted to live high school to the fullest and apparently she really did. Some of her achievements are as follows:
Iron Woman Award all four years
Lettered in track, cross country, volleyball and basketball all four years
BCE most improved basketball player 2018
2017 Home Coming Queen
Captain of basketball team
All tournament team in Warsaw basketball tournament 2017
Student Body President
Broke records in track
National Honor Society Parliamentary & Historian
Member of many WHS clubs
Dallas Larsen is the little freshman that grew to be an outstanding young man. His awards are numerous. Below are a few:
Has over 200 medals in track, cross country and wresting
Iron Man Award four years
BCE WHS athlete of the Year  twice 2017-18
WHS Athlete of the Year 2016, 2017
All conference champion in cross country two years
Holds several school records in track,cross country and wrestling.
BCE Athlete of the Week numerous times
I had the opportunity to interview both of these award winners last week.
JL- Did your four years go fast?
Hannah- Yes, I feel I should still be a freshman.
Dallas- Yes, it went by very fast.
JL- What would you say was your greatest achievement in high school sports?
Hannah- The fact I got involved with everything I could. I tried to get the most out of my high school experience and to live life to its fullest.
Dallas-Probably going to state in all three sports.
JL- What has been the hardest sport for you?
Hannah- I would have to say track because it is all mental. It is all on you and you can’t rely on a teammate.
Dallas- Wrestling by was far the hardest one for me. You have to be mentally and physically tough all of the time.
JL- What are the pros and cons about Warsaw sports?
Hannah- We are in a conference that we should not be in. We are playing schools bigger than us The pros are that you receive more individual attention being a smaller school.
Dallas-I would disagree on an individual basis. I have beaten bigger schools in most everything but I would agree team wise.
JL- So both of you are very competitive?
Hannah-Yes, Dallas and I are both competitive.
Dallas- It is not fun to lose.
JL- Do you have any regrets about playing sports or about high school ?
Hannah-No, I can say I have done everything high school had to offer. It was great.
Dallas, No, I think sports  made me a better person. I liked high school.
JL-.Did you ever get mad during a game or meet?
Hannah, Yes, I would throw an elbow if someone pushed me too hard. That is just how physical the game was. I just gave my best, I gave every ounce of energy I had.
Dallas- No, I never wanted to hurt anyone ,I just wanted to beat them.
JL- Thanks, guys.
You can hear more about Hannah Chapman and Dallas Larsen on BCE TV  this Thursday. The program is archived for your convenience.