Congressman Messer honors 6th District students for academic achievement

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BATESVILLE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Congressman Luke Messer honored dozens of students from east-central and southeastern Indiana Tuesday evening for their academic achievement during the 2014-2015 school year. The top male and female 8th grade students from middle schools across Indiana’s 6th Congressional District were presented the 8th Grade Scholar award by Congressman Messer. The ceremony, sponsored by Hillenbrand and Ivy Tech Community College, took place at Batesville High School on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

“These students should be very proud of their academic achievement,” said Congressman Luke Messer. “It’s an honor every year to be able to recognize outstanding young people in our area for their dedication to their education. I hope that this award encourages these rising 9th graders to continue to strive for excellence and to be leaders both inside and outside of the classroom.”

Chris Lowery, Chancellor of Ivy Tech, says he looks forward to this awards ceremony every year. “It allows for the intentional opportunity to recognize and honor these young students, who exemplify academic excellence and achievement,” said Lowery. “More broadly, this awards program helps to build on the culture of educational attainment we are striving to create in Indiana. I am proud of these students and am certain they will continue their successes into high school, college and their future careers.”

Students were selected by their teachers at each individual school to receive the 8th Grade Scholar Award.

List of 8th Grade Scholar Award Recipients by County:

Students are listed from left to right to coordinate with the county specific photo(s) attached

Bartholomew
Mary Huynh, Luke Harping, Samuel Russell, Justin Stafford

Dearborn
Jonah Ruszczewski, Lila Socks, Ashley Terrill, Reagan Willoughby, Jacob Frank, Logan Cox, Bryston Cotton

Decatur
Trent Nobbe, Eugena Mack, Josh Nobbe, Annie Gant, Jonathan Reading

Delaware
Nolan Clay, Noah Harrington, Addie Herrman, Jentry Keesling, Hailey Chang, Braydon Hill, Mariah Kelly, Laurencia Welch

Fayette
Jerilyn Ellis, Alex King

Hancock
Elise Klinestiver, Jacob Schneider, Keian Scott Gatewood, Sarah Muckerheide

Henry
Carly Ann Allen, Hannah McKeller

Jefferson
Makayla Christian, Hunter Mefford, Alec Rathje, Hannah Gamble

Ohio
Jenna Bovard

Jennings
Caroline McDonald, Thomas Schuler

Ripley
Theo Martini, Blake Simon, Daniel Gutzwiller, Elise Hunger, Dalton Messer, Margo Taylor, George Ritter, Chloe Shaw, Corrine Stone, Maria Weisbrod, Kendall Stephen

Rush
Kyle Bacon, Katharine Sterrett

Shelby
Jacob Coomes, Stewart Douglas, Blake McClure, Victoria Shaw, Madison VanGorden, Lily Peck

Switzerland
Garrett Demaree, Mary Streett

Union
Tyler Osborne

Wayne
Taylor Haager, Rebecca Bailey, Anna Shafer, Dylan Shelby, Colton Alexander, Holden Robinson

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