Parker Steele Sherry

East Palestine High School
East Palestine, OH

Finding His way

Parker Steele Sherry is not a tall quarterback, a fact he says he is reminded of constantly by coaches, recruiters, and reporters. Parker accepts that he can’t change his height. But he can, and does, put in 110% every day to be the best quarterback he can be. This effort has led to eight school and two district records in the sport, along with interest from several Division I schools.

Hard work and determination define everything Parker does both on and off the field. He’s president and valedictorian of his class, plays basketball and run’s track & field in addition to football, spends long hours helping on his family’s farm, and still finds time to volunteer to serve others, including working with students with special needs. He draws inspiration from retired NFL player Merrill Hoge’s mantra, “Find a Way,” and Seattle Seahawk quarterback Russell Wilson’s work to change the way shorter quarterbacks are viewed. And, he counts his blessings. He credits much of his drive to succeed to the support of his family, friends, and community.

While Parker’s extensive list of accolades is nothing less than impressive, he’s most proud of earning the MaxPreps Semper Fidelis Athlete of the Month award presented by the Marines in December 2017. For Parker, the award solidified the importance of being well-rounded and finding ways to prioritize and excel in academics, athletics, and community service. “I am determined to continue to showcase my ability through my hard work, determination, and leadership on, and off the football field,” he says. That attitude will take him further than height alone ever could.




  • Captain
  • Varsity Letter Winner
  • All-Conference
  • All-District
  • All-State
  • Eight School Records Holder
  • Two District Records Holder
  • Marine’s Semper Fidelis Athlete of the Month
  • Marine’s Semper Fidelis All-American Battles Won Academy
  • Lou Holtz 20 Under 20 Award
  • Flag Football National Championship
  • WKBN Big 22 Football Player of the Area
  • MVP
  • Basketball

    • Varsity Letter Winner
    • All-Conference
    • All-District
    • School Record Holder

    Track & Field

    • Varsity Letter Winner


Academic Honors & Awards

  • Ranked 1st in Class
  • National Honor Society
  • Honor Roll
  • Merit Roll
  • Incentive Scholarship Recipient



School & Community Involvement

  • Student Body President
  • Something to Bark About Middle School Role Model
  • EPTV
  • YMCA Camp Konokwee
  • Incentive Scholarship Program
  • Drama Club/ Honors Choir
  • Food Pantry
  • Blood Drive
  • Dog Days a Day of Giving
  • East Palestine Little Bulldogs
  • East Palestine Middle School Athletic Team Support
  • Youth Sports Camps





“Success is not by accident, but by one’s ability to put forth the best effort possible in order to achieve one’s goals.”

~ Parker Steele Sherry ~