Palmer Trinity School athletic director Dr. Jake von Scherrer has been recognized by the Florida Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association as this year’s Award of Merit winner. The award is presented to the high school athletic director whose leadership and programs have made a significant impact at the national level. Under von Scherrer, Palmer Trinity has become recognized as being on the cutting edge of sportsmanship. Von Scherrer has begun many sportsmanship initiatives, including a Captains Pre-Game Sportsmanship announcement, created pre-season Sportsmanship Powerpoint for Parents, hung sportsmanship banners in the gym and started a Captains Council of student athlete leaders. His efforts resulted in Palmer Trinity being named the 2012 FHSAA State Champion for Sportsmanship in Class 3-A.