The Wismer Award for Academic and Athletic Excellence is awarded annually to one outstanding female and male student athlete graduating from Nora Frances Henderson High School (formerly Barton High School) who is furthering their education at the university or college level. This cash scholarship will be given to the recipients who have excelled both academically, maintaining at least a 75% average yearly, and athletically. The winners will also have demonstrated sportsmanship, leadership and dedication. The presentation will be made at the Nora Frances Henderson High School graduation ceremony.The Wismer Award for Academic and Athletic Excellence was established in 2003 in memory of John Wismer. The Wismer Foundation awards a cash scholarship annually to an exemplary student athlete graduating from Nora Frances Henderson High School to assist with their continuing post secondary education. The scholarship recipient must have excelled athletically and academically, maintaining at least a 75% average yearly. Commitment, sportsmanship, leadership and respect both in the classroom and on the playing field are important considerations in the selection process – reflecting the values John Wismer instilled in his students on a daily basis.