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Awards

OSCA Awards provide an opportunity for the association to recognize and show appreciation for the accomplishments of school counselors, counselor educators, administrators and legislators across Ohio. Members are encouraged to consider submitting a nomination for a professional deserving of recognition. OSCA hands out the following awards annually:

      • Lifetime Achievement Award: To honor an OSCA member who has contributed to the School Counselor Profession with excellence 15 years or more. (OSCA membership required)
      • Ohio School Counselor of the Year Award: To recognize an OSCA school counselor for outstanding service to students, staff and families. One recipient from the elementary, middle and high school levels is chosen each year and then one of those three is chosen as the overall Ohio school counselor of the year. The Ohio school counselor of the year recipient will then have the opportunity to represent Ohio for the ASCA School Counselor of the Year program. (OSCA membership required)
      • Counselor Educator of the Year Award: To honor a counselor educator who has made a significant contribution to the school counseling profession and the development of pre-service school counselor. (OSCA membership required)
      • Administrator Appreciation Award: To recognize an administrator, school or district that has contributed to the growth and understanding of counseling. (OSCA membership not required)
      • Advocate of the Year Award: To recognize an individual who has promoted and/or supported Ohio school counseling in a significant way. (OSCA membership not required)
      • Ohio School Counselor Accountability Report (OSCAR) Award: The Ohio School Counselor Accountability Report (OSCAR) recognizes the completion of an exemplary OSCAR. The OSCAR is a continuous improvement document that shows the effectiveness of a school counselor. The OSCAR is both an award and a concise presentation of the highlights of the school counseling program. For details on submitting an OSCAR please visit here(OSCA membership required)


Congratulations to our 2022 Award Recipients

Elementary School Counselor of the Year

Beth Hinshaw, Canal Winchester Local Schools

Middle School Counselor of the Year

Alana Pustay, Louisville City Schools

High School Counselor of the Year

Erica Grimes, Columbus City Schools

Administrator Appreciation Award

Tara Willig, Oak Hills Local Schools

Counselor Educator of the Year

Dr. Christine Suniti Bhat, Ohio University

Advocate of the Year

Nichole Miller, The Ohio School Safety Center

Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Colette Dollarhide, The Ohio State University


Presidential Leadership Award

Sara Hoffman, Washington Local Schools



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