Congratulations to Josh Gilkison, our Penn Station Athlete of the Month for February 2017!
School: Springboro High School, 1675 S. Main St Springboro, OH 45066
Athletic Director: Austin Rhoads
Parents: Jody and Anthony Gilkison
Siblings: Jake and Jordan
Favorite Penn Station Restaurant: Springboro
Favorite Penn Station Sandwich: Philadelphia Cheese Steak
Extracurricular Activities: Golf, National Honor Society, Panther Athletic Council, SADD
Favorite Book: City of Thieves
Role Model: Michael Jordan
Sports Role Model: Tiger Woods
Greatest Achievement So Far: Winning the Ohio Junior Golf Championship in 2016
Plans After High School: I have committed to play golf for Kent State University where I’ve been accepted into the Honors Program and the College of Business.
How has participating in high school athletics benefited you? It was a great chance to compete against the best players across the state and the team environment helped create friendships that will last a lifetime.
What made you decide to play the sport for which you were named the Penn Station Athlete of the Month? I played a lot of sports growing up, but golf was the one that I really excelled at and enjoyed the most.
Quote from Athletic Director: “Josh is the type of student-athlete you want to lead your program. He has spent countless hours working on his golf game and is a true testament to hard work paying off. Josh is also known for his ability to get it done in the classroom! The Springboro golf program is excited for Josh to compete at the next level! Best of luck!” – Coach Justin Martin
Quote from Principal: “Josh is a very dedicated student-athlete in the classroom and on the course. He is very committed to his academic and athletic career and is a positive role model at Springboro High School.” –Kyle Martin, SHS Principal