Allen Ellinger takes over as tournament director/co-adviser
Dee Maddox catches record catfish at Lake Orange (27+ pounds)
OCHS VA State 6 Man Team Champs
Local OC Graduate Receives the B.A.S.S. Nation – VA. – Joseph Thomson Memorial Scholarship
Logan Douglas an Orange County High school 2014 Graduate and former B.A.S.S. Nation – Orange County High School received the Joseph Thomson Memorial Scholarship. Mike Bryant the B.A.S.S. Nation –VA. State President made the presentation at that organizations, September board meeting in Clarksville, VA. Bryant, speaking of Douglas, said this young man made a very positive impression on the State’s Staff, and the Chapter committee set to choose the scholarship recipient. Applicants, are chosen based on their B.A.S.S. Nation –VA. Youth achievements, their academic success and community service. Douglas was an outstanding member Of OCHS Chapter and served in numerous leadership roles. Douglas had served as an equipment manager, The Casting Kids Junior Director, a Vice president his junior year, and as a senior, the Co-Captain /Co President of the bass tournament fishing varsity team. He also was the Co- Junior Director of the 10Th annual, Orange County Fishing and Sportsman Show. He has been an active member of “Young Life” Christian Teen Fellowship thus serving as the OCHS Anglers’ Chaplain, not only his chapter but as the state junior Chaplain. His leadership skills, flourished by participation in the Orange 4-H Club branch of the OCHS Anglers. He was a 4-H Junior Leader at the Regional 4-H Camp, for the past several years he directed the OCHS Anglers activities at the Orange County Fair. He was the OCHS B.A.S.S. Anglers – chairman of their grounds beautification project, maintaining all of the potted plants around the school during the summer months. He was the chapter’s outstanding fundraiser. Logan was the top salesperson in most sales projects.
Due to Logan’s outstanding character, skills in public relations, honesty, and high integrity, as well as vibrant personality. He was instrumental in acquiring the sponsorship of Green Top Sporting and Hunting Store for the OCHS Team as well as personally. Logan was an outstanding tournament angler. He was a member of the Elite 6-man team for 3 years and received his varsity letter 4 consecutive years. He also participated in the “Fisher’s of Men – Legacy series, and represented Virginia in Alabama last summer, where he placed 52nd in a field of nearly 300 youth across the USA.
Logan is attending Piedmont Virginia Community College, and plans to transfer to Longwood University to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice and join the NCAA Longwood B.A.S.S. Collegiate Team.
Logan, the son of Crystal Ryder, is also employed by Piedmont Power sports, Orange/Charlottesville, VA.