Charles E. Forsythe Award

The Charles E. Forsythe Award is awarded to individuals who epitomize excellence throughout the interscholastic community and is named after Charles E. Forsythe, who was the Director of the MHSAA from 1931 to 1968.

Past Forsythe Award Recipients

1978
Brick Fowler, Port Huron
Paul Smarks, Warren

1979
Earl Messner, Reed City
Howard Beatty, Saginaw

1980
Max Carey, Freesoil

1981
Steven Sluka, Grand Haven
Samuel W. Madden, Detroit

1982
Ernest J. Buckholz, Mt. Clemens
T. Arthur Treloar, Petoskey

1983
Richard Maher, Sturgis
Leroy W. Dues, Detroit

1984
Donald Stamats, Caro
William Hart, Marquette

1985
Jack Cotton, Farmington
Bob James, Warren

1986
William Robinson, Detroit
Irving Soderlund, Norway

1987
Wayne Hellenga, Decatur
Jack Streidl, Plainwell

1988
Jack Johnson, Dearborn
Alan Williams, North Adams

1989
Walt Bazylewicz, Catholic League
Dennis Kiley, Jackson

1990
Herb Quade, Benton Harbor
Webster Morrison, Pickford

1991
Clifford Buckmaster, Petoskey
Don Domke, Westland

1992
William Maskill, Kalamazoo
Tom Mc Shannock, Muskegon

1993
Roy Allen, Detroit
John Duncan, Cedarville

1994
Kermit Ambrose, Royal Oak

1995
Bob Perry, Lowell

1996
Chuck Jones, Royal Oak

1997 
Mike Foster, Richland 
Robert Grimes, Battle Creek

1998 
Lofton Green, retired, River Rouge
Joe Todey, Essexville

1999
Bernie Larson, Battle Creek

2000
Jerry Cvengros, MHSAA
Blake Hagman, Kalamazoo

2001
George Lovich, MIAAA
Norm Johnson, Bangor

2002
John Fundukian, Novi

2003
Ken Semelsberger, Port Huron

2004 - Story
Marco Marcet, Frankenmuth

2005 - Story
Jim Feldkamp, Troy

2006 - Story
Dan McShannock, Midland
Dail Prucka, Monroe

2007 - Story
Keith Eldred, Williamston
Tom Hickman, Spring Lake

2008 - Story
Jamie Gent, Haslett
William Newkirk, Sanford-Meridian

2009 - Story
Paul Elinger, Cheboygan

2010 - Story
Rudy Godefroidt, Hemlock
Mike Boyd, Waterford

2011 - Story
Eric Federico, Gibraltar 

2012 - Story
Bill Mick, Midland

2013 - Story
Jim Gilmore, Tecumseh
Dave Hutton, Grandville

2014 - Story
Dan Flynn, Escanaba

2015 Story
Hugh Matson, Saginaw

2016 - Story
Gary Hice, Petoskey
Gina Mazzolini, East Lansing

2017Story
Chuck Nurek, Auburn Hills

2018 - Story
Gary Ellis, Allegan

2019 - Story
Jim Derocher, L'Anse
Fred Smith, Battle Creek

2020 - Story
Mike Garvey, Kalamazoo