[NPI]/Media/51/jpg/2009/6/_d2h8960.jpg[/NPI]Dodge McIntosh received two prestigious awards at the Ramona High School Awards Banquet. He is the Male Bulldog of the year and the Male Scholar Athlete of the Year.
The two awards do not cover the versatility of Dodge McIntosh.
Dodge achieved a 4.8 grade-point average and he never took a PE class. He was selected as the top basketball scholar athlete in San Diego and Imperial counties. He was on the All CIF All Academic team twice.
Dodge was a member of the Associated Student Body (ASB) Leadership Class and the team captain of the varsity basketball team his junior and senior years. However, those positions do not depict his leadership qualities.
“Dodge is a positive leader. He leads by example,” said Mona Snodgrass, ASB adviser. “He does what is right and people follow.”
Dodge is involved in ASB’s Project Read and ran in the 24-hour Relay for Life—not for credit, but because they were good things to do. He plans on coaching youth teams.
Among the many awards and scholarships that Dodge won were the Earl Holsapple Scholarship, Rudy Stockalper Scholarship and the Rogues Trophy. All epitomize the best Ramona has to honor.
Dodge may not be in a class of his own, but it doesn’t take long to call roll.
Dodge was the MVP of the varsity basketball his junior and senior years. He earned three varsity letters in basketball.
He started playing basketball at the age of 7. He started soccer at age 5. He ran varsity track as a senior. He is an excellent athlete.
His strength as an athlete is his work ethic. He gets the most possible out of his talent. The Bulldog Award goes to a player who makes coaching a joy. Dodge fulfills that requirement in spades.
Dodge will attend UCLA in the fall. He plans on majoring in political science and wants to become an attorney or to seek a political office.High expectations for most. Dodge may be setting his sights a little low. Dodge could hurt comedians who tell lawyer and politician jokes.
Dodge advises any athlete entering Ramona High to “be patient, but work hard and success will follow.”
Dodge is third generation Ramona. His grandfather, grandmother, grandaunt and father and aunts and uncles attended Ramona High School.
They set the bar pretty high. He jumped over it.
“Dodge is the real deal,” said Ramona High School Principal Tony Newman. “He is legitimate. He was the ASB representative to the school board and he brought his parents, Doug and Nancy, to the final board meeting of his tenure to thank them for helping make him the gentleman that he is. He is a class act.”
Dodge McIntosh is a Renaissance Man.
He is a scholar, an athlete, a leader, an inspiration and he has a sense of humor. He is one of our best.