Newcomerstown High School freshman Keagen Barnett received the "Overcoming Obstacles" award at an awards banquet on May 2 at Buckeye Career Center. This award is presented to one high school student from each of the surrounding districts for perseverance, determination, and meeting their goals. Keagen was nominated by his teacher, Michelle Schneider, and he was joined at the awards ceremony by his mother Kristy Garretson and other family members.