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ALLAN HORN - JAMES BARNETT
MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This coveted scholarship was first presented in 1963. The original amount of the scholarship was $500. The current total value of all scholarships is $36,000! Since the inception, over 75 young men and women have been honored as recipients of this award. The value of the four-year scholarship has grown to $14,000. Beginning in 2020 the five runner ups each receive $4,400. These awards are now known as R-Men Scholar-Athlete Awards. The criteria used for selecting the scholarship recipient include scholastic achievement, financial need, college potential, citizenship, character, and high school varsity letters earned. Members of the R-Men Varsity Club select the scholarship winner. The candidate must receive a varsity letter in at least one IHSAA sanctioned sport being offered at Reitz.

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ALLAN HORN - JAMES BARNETT
MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This coveted scholarship was first presented in 1963. The original amount of the scholarship was $500. The current total value of all scholarships is $36,000! Since the inception, over 75 young men and women have been honored as recipients of this award. The value of the four-year scholarship has grown to $14,000. Beginning in 2020 the five runner ups each receive $4,400. These awards are now known as R-Men Scholar-Athlete Awards. The criteria used for selecting the scholarship recipient include scholastic achievement, financial need, college potential, citizenship, character, and high school varsity letters earned. Members of the R-Men Varsity Club select the scholarship winner. The candidate must receive a varsity letter in at least one IHSAA sanctioned sport being offered at Reitz.

TOTAL SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED SINCE FOUNDING OF CLUB
$651,500

A TRADITION OF GIVING

PAST RECIPIENTS 1963-2018
  • 1963 Michael Holbrook
  • 1964 Carl Barchet
  • 1965 Robert Lehr
  • 1966 George Berry
  • 1967 Russell Hicks
  • 1968 John Kratzat
  • 1969 Larry Barchet
  • 1970 Gary Wortman
  • 1971 Gilbert Barchet
  • 1972 Carey Nall
  • 1973 James Shrode
  • 1974 Steve Betulius
  • 1975 Tom Cunningham
  • 1976 Scott Imel
  • 1977 David Weber
  • 1978 Rick Niehaus
  • 1979 Mark Barchet
  • 1980 Joe Shrode
  • 1981 Charles Jackson
  • 1982 Shane Thread
  • 1983 Nick Winiger
  • 1984 Kelli Jo Wulff
  • 1985 Larry Howard
  • 1986 Kenny Cox
  • 1987 Scott Hayes
  • 1988 Brian Hape
  • 1989 Melinda Hunsaker
  • 1990 Laura Voegel
  • 1991 Charles Gilmore
  • 1992 Bill Hammonds
  • 1993 Zack Mullis
  • 1994 John Rittichier
  • 1995 Zachary Harl
  • 1996 Adam Miller
  • 1997 Heath Hollis
  • 1998 Chris Gander
  • 1999 Nicole Hahn
  • 2000 Kalah Stocker
  • 2001 Becky Owens
  • 2002 Christa Cummings
  • 2003 Ian Luther
  • 2004 Aleta Fields
  • 2005 Joshua Wilhite
  • 2006 Meghan Price
  • 2007 Amanda Angel
  • 2008 Jared Welden
  • 2009 Stephanie Owens
  • 2010 Nathaniel Tinner
  • 2011 Conner Sholtis
  • 2012 Logan Schuetz
  • 2013 Mason Schnarr
  • 2014 Orlando Maldonado
  • 2015 Trent Owens
  • 2016 Austin Nolan
  • 2017 Taylor Johnson
  • 2018 Johanna Lasher


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ASSORTED AWARDS GIVEN

HERMAN BYERS OUTSTANDING SENIOR MALE ATHLETE AWARD

This award was first presented in 1973. Athletes of the senior class nominate three senior boys whom they deem the best senior athletes participating in IHSAA sanctioned sports being offered at Reitz. The three athletes selected by the senior class are then submitted to the R-Men Varsity Club membership for their final vote. The recipient receives an engraved plaque.

LOUISE OWEN OUTSTANDING SENIOR FEMALE ATHLETE AWARD

This award was first presented in 1997. Athletes of the senior class nominate three senior girls whom they deem the best senior athletes participating in IHSAA sanctioned sports being offered at Reitz. The three athletes selected by the senior class are then submitted to the R-Men Varsity Club membership for their final vote. The recipient receives an engraved plaque.

NEIL V. PIERCE SCHOLASTIC SENIOR ATHLETE AWARD

The presentation of this award was introduced for the first time in 1973. The senior recipient must participate in an IHSAA sanctioned sport being offered at Reitz. The selection of the winner is based on the accumulated grade point average of the candidate over his/her first seven semesters at Reitz. In the event of a tie in grade point average, scores from the SAT or ACT will determine the winner. The recipient receives an engraved plaque and a $1,000 award from the R-Men Varsity Club.

WAYNE WELLER MEMORIAL AWARDS

Most of the earliest presentations of the Weller Awards for IHSAA sanctioned sports offered at Reitz were in 1964. Additional awards have been added over the years as needed. The varsity athletes are responsible for selecting the winners of these awards. The qualifications include scholarship, team leadership, athletic ability, teamwork, cooperation and desire to excel. The winner receives an engraved plaque.



OVER 50 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

Our scholarship honors two of Reitz High School’s finest faculty members. Allan Horn, who died in 1962, was an Assistant Coach to Mr. Herman Byers from 1948-1961 and was responsible for developing some of the finest linemen to ever wear the blue and gray. In addition, Coach Horn was inducted into the IHSAA Wrestling Hall of Fame and was an outstanding track coach at Reitz. Jim Barnett, who led the Panther basketball program for over 14 years (1964-1977), was at the time, the most successful basketball coach at Reitz where his overall record was 165 wins against 115 losses. Coach Barnett’s hoopsters won or shared five consecutive city championships (1967-1971), three sectional titles (1968, 1971, & 1972), and one regional championship (1968). Mr. Barnett died in 1982.

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Club Founded

1962

Formation of the club, a college fund was established to help the sons of Allan Horn.

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First Scholarship

1963

The first Alan Horn Scholarship was awarded to Michael Halbrook for $500.

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Neil V. Pierce award

1973

The Neil V. Pierce award created to honor the Senior athlete with highest GPA/SAT scores. Additionally the Herman Byers award created to honor outstanding male athlete.

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R-MEN HISTORY

In March 1962, following the untimely death of Assistant Football Coach Allan Horn, some 21 former Reitz lettermen met to discuss the feasibility of establishing a Memorial award in the name of the late Reitz line coach. Mr. Horn coached with the legendary Herman Byers from 1948 through 1961. When the scholarship was first presented, it was identified as the Allan Horn Memorial Scholarship. Some 20 years later, following the death of Coach Jim Barnett, the scholarship was renamed the Allan Horn-James Barnett Memorial Scholarship. Coach Barnett not only was a very successful basketball coach, he was a former President of the R-Men Varsity Club and an inductee into the R-Men Honor Roll. Any young man or lady fortunate enough to be selected for this scholarship will always be linked with two of the finest teachers and coaches to grace the halls of F.J. Reitz High School.

1963

Original Scholarship Amount: $500

2009

Endowment Fund Created

2021

Total Scholarships Awarded: $37,000


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EVENTS & VOLUNTEERS

The R Men Varsity club host several different events throughout the year to highlight and recognize the dedicated athletes at F.J Reitz High School. There is also several different opportunities to get involved and help fundraise for the clubs different scholarships!