INDIANAPOLIS – Forty high school seniors from throughout Indiana have been named 2018 Indiana Academic All-Stars, a program of the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP), and were honored at a luncheon Friday, April 25, at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis. In addition, 50 other students were recognized as Academic All-Star Regional Honorees.
The students were selected from a field of 274 outstanding nominees from the state’s private and public accredited schools.
Academic All-Star distinction recognizes seniors who excel in the classroom first and foremost, but who also are actively involved in their schools and communities, and take on leadership roles in those activities. The program is produced by the Indiana Association of School Principals, with support provided by Marian University, Indiana University Bloomington, and Purdue University, along with corporate partners Herff Jones, IndyStar.com, and Inter-State Studio and Publishing Co.
Each nominated student submits an essay recognizing his or her most influential educator. Marian University sponsored two Influential Educator Awards and this year honored high school math teacher, Doug Klumpe, who was recognized by Indiana Academic All-Star Jonathan Hillery, and Barr-Reeve Middle/Sr. High School (Montgomery) guidance counselor Chastity Sward, nominated by Indiana Academic All-Star Mary Lang. Each teacher received $500.
Student awards were presented by Indiana University Bloomington, Purdue University, and the Indiana Association of School Principals. Among those presented by Purdue University was a $500 scholarships to Mary Lang, Barr-Reeve Middle/High School. Among those recognized as Regional Academic All-Stars was Caleb Arthur, Washington High School.