Batesville’s Bryan Helvie to receive IHSAA Media Service Award

first_imgBryan Helvie, Batesville Athletic Director and  formerly of the Batesville Herald‐Tribune, will be presented the 2014‐15 Distinguished Media Service Award for District 3.Helvie’s contributions to education‐based athletics will be recognized on Friday evening at Batesville High School when the Bulldogs’ boys basketball team hosts conference rival Franklin County. IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox and Sports Information Director Jason Wille will make the presentation.Helvie spent nearly 24 years with the Herald‐Tribune, a semi‐weekly newspaper serving the readership in and around Ripley County. He started out in sales before moving into the sports editor position for several years. He was later promoted to managing editorand general manager to oversee the newsroom and help with photography when needed, but continued to cover local sports stories all along.Between 2008 and 2014, the newspaper earned numerous awards from the Hoosier State Press Association (HSPA) under his leadership including the HSPA General Excellence Award (2008), the Blue Ribbon honor for Weekly Newspapers (2009), BestNewspaper Design and Best Sports Event Coverage.Last summer he transitioned from the newsroom into a new role serving the Batesville Community School Corporation as athletic director for grades 7‐12.Bryan HelvieCongrats Bryan from Country 103.9 WRBI!Courtesy of the IHSAA.last_img