John Prevost

John Prevost
  • Name: John Prevost
  • Class: 2023
  • School: Wellsboro
  • Graduation Year: 1953
  • Athlete
  • Deceased

John graduated from Wellsboro HS in 1953 where he participated in Basketball and Baseball for 4 years. He was the Captain of the baseball and basketball teams in 1953. Was starting point guard on District IV basketball team. He was President of the Student Council, member National Honor Society, Band, Glee Club, Senior Class Play, and President of the Sophomore and Junior Classes. Winner of the Babe Ruth Leadership Award.

John went on to attend Mercersburg Academy, where he was voted Athlete of the Year as a letterman in Football, Basketball, and Baseball. He was captain of the basketball team and won the Swope Award for Leadership. The annual award for the Basketball MVP, is named the John A Prevost MVP Award and trophy. He then went to Lafayette College, where he played Football, Baseball, and Lacrosse. He was captain of the Lacrosse team in 1958.

The outstanding male and female athletes of the year in Wellsboro receive the John A Prevost Memorial Trophy.

U.S. Navy Ensign John A Prevost 25, was killed in a Subic Bay, Philippines, air crash returning to the U.S.S. Oriskany Aircraft Carrier. He was in training for preparation for the Vietnam conflict.