The Indiana Association of School Principals is happy to announce that Matthew Neuman, a junior at Rushville Consolidated High School and a student in Mrs. Judith Hatfield’s English 11-AP class, has been designated as the first place winner in the Senior Division (9-12) of the Indiana State Martin Luther King Junior Essay Contest. Students from across the state competed in the contest. Matthew will receive a $500 check for his superb accomplishment. Also of note: 2nd Place – RaeAnn Dobler of Homestead High School in Ft. Wayne and 3rd Place – Angel Foster of Eminence High School in Eminence.
Other students from Rushville receiving certificates were Taylor Yager, Amy Neuman, Adam Martin, Sarah Innis and Mason Gordon. This is the second year that RCHS students have placed first in the contest. Last year, Sarah Harpring was the first place winner.
Students were asked to reflect upon the quotation, “Intelligence is not enough. Education is not enough. Intelligence plus Character that is the true goal of education.” We commend Matthew and the other entrants for their excellent writing and hard work.