The late Mary Strukel was one of the most ardent Massillon Tiger supporters and as a member of the Massillon Board of Education she worked hard to make sure student success continued in the academics, arts, and athletics of our district. One of Mary's projects was establishing the "Obie" insignia on Ohio license plates for those who wanted it. There were a lot of hoops to jump through and various applications to submit, but eventually the state's motor vehicle bureau approved the issuing of the first high school mascot plate.
One of the benefits of this plate is a percentage of the money is given to the Massillon Tiger Booster Club for use as scholarship funds. Recently, the booster club approved the naming of these scholarships awarded every spring to Tiger team members in her honor. The WHSAA congratulates the booster club on doing so - it is a great tribute to one of the hardest working alums we ever had.