It takes a lot of long nights, hours of homework, and keeping that work up to the best of their abilities day after day for the freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior students who are in the academic Top 10 at Rushville Consolidated High School.
These Top 10 students in each grade were recognized Wednesday night at an annual dinner hosted by the Rushville Rotary Club.
The top students and their parents enjoyed a meal with Rotary members at Rushville Elementary School West, received medals for their outstanding academic achievement and were treated to the insights shared by guest speaker Dr. James Halik, superintendent of Southern Hancock School Corporation. Rotary president and Rush County Schools Superintendent Dr. John Williams welcomed everyone and spoke about Rotary’s motto, “Service Above Self,” and the Rotary Four Way Test: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will? Will it be beneficial to all concerned.
While a March snowstorm had closed schools for the day, these exemplary students showed more of the perseverance that sets them apart academically and showed up on their snow day shined and polished for the annual Rotary dinner.
The top 10 students from each of the four grade levels at RCHS, based on academic performance, and their parents were honored during the program. They included:
James Kenneth Brashaber and parents Phil and Karen Brashaber; Michaela Colestock and parents Max and Jenny Colestock; Mikayla Dougherty and parents Brian and Kathy Dougherty; Kera Fenimore and parents Carol and Craig Fenimore; Ryan Fogg and parents Alan and Robin Fogg; Taylor Gilbert and parents Jenni Gilbert and John Gilbert; Kyle Hoeing and parents Gary and Rose Hoeing; Steven Locchetta and parents Bonnie and Mark Miller; John Riddell and parents Jean and Jeff Mauzy and Chuck Riddell; and Rosella Joann Troyer and parents Marvin and Miriam Troyer.
Matthew Fogg and parents Alan and Robin Fogg; Abbey Gulde and parents Bob and Melia Gulde; Sarah Katherine Harpring and parents Edward and Mary Ann Harpring; Nathaniel Grant Hoeing and parents Dan and Susan Hoeing; Nichole Hoeing and parents Greg and April Hoeing; Carrington Elliott Houser and parents Autummn McNichols and Jeff Houser; Kevin Richard McMinn and parents Brian and Linda McMinn; Jessica Caroline Miller and parents David and Rachel Miller; Brian Wagler and parents Leon and Ruthie Wagler; and Jill Ann Yager and parents David and Jeanine Yager.
Larry James Conrad and parents Melissa Conrad and Jeb Conrad; Patrick John Duffy and parents Patrick and Michelle Duffy; Jordan Andrew Fritz and parents Mike and Robin Fritz; Sarah Marie Innis and parents Jeff and Julie Innis; Dylan Michael Marlatt and parents Clifford and Julie Marlatt; Chase Steven Marsden and parents Steve and Christina Marsden; Amy Maria Neuman and parents Joe and Monica Neuman; Lauryn Jean Payne and parents David and Denise Payne; Haley Jean Riddell and parents Jean and Jeff Mauzy and Chuck Riddell; and Jayce Ullah-Blocks and parent Dr. Gerard Blocks.
Spencer Edward Brown and parents Charles and Kathleen Brown; Elizabeth Mae Field and parents Christopher and Christy Field; Samantha Harrison and parents Greg and Holly Harrison; Audrey Nichole Land and parents Karen Binder and Mike Land; Noah Robert Nigh and parents Randy and Yvonne Nigh; Leah Grace Noe and parent Sunshine Peterman; Emilee Anne Rogers and parents Brian and Bobbie Rogers; Laura Lee Smith and parents Jeff and Lisa Smith; Alicia Kathryn Troyer and parents Marvin and Miriam Troyer; Kristina Rose Wagler and parents Leon and Ruthie Wagler.
Rotary past president Chip West introduced Dr. Halik.
In his comments, he spoke about achievement on the academic level these students had attained and encouraged them to achieve in other areas of their lives as well so that they continue to grow into well-rounded and happy and fulfilled individuals in their future careers.
He talked about the importance of kindness towards others and the value of service back to the communities we live in, such as is provided by organizations like Rushville Rotary Club.
The annual dinner is a long-standing tradition carried on by Rotary and students enjoyed the time to gather and hear from community leaders and receive some one-on-one inspiration to continue in their efforts throughout their academic careers.
Contact: Melissa Conrad @ 765-932-2222 x107