BNL Early College Newsletter

Stellar Scholars

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Our New Look!

We are proud to announce that the BNL Early College Program has a new name and logo! The BNL Early College Program will now be known as Stellar Scholars. The Stellar Scholars logo features a spaceship, not only to identify with our BNL Stars mascot but also to represent a program that aims to launch our student scholars into success. Stellar Scholars aims to prepare and support our scholars for post-secondary success through a culture of belonging, collaboration, and leadership.

Early College Night

BNL would like to invite students and families to our Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, February 22nd at 6:30pm to learn more about our Stellar Scholars program. At this program, you will learn more about the Indiana College Core and how this program can help students and families save money and time in college. Current Stellar Scholars and recent ICC grads will share their experiences. Current 8th-11th grade families are encouraged to attend!
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Meet our Staff

Mrs. Pappas: Latin, Algebra, and Dual Credit Speech


I am an alumna of the University of Notre Dame, Indiana University, and the University of Southern Indiana. I am originally from Cincinnati, OH but I have lived in southern Indiana for 10 years. My partner and I have four children together, all in elementary school. I am the sponsor of the Latin Club, as well as an assistant swim coach for BNL High School and Lawrence County Aquatics. In my spare time, I like to read fantasy novels, knit scarves and hats for my family, and play video games. I am also an amateur triathlete, so you may see me swimming in the lake, riding my bike, or running nearby! Since I've been a teacher at BNL I've taught Latin, English, Speech, and Math. Come see me in the World Language Department, room 1360. I'd love to meet you!

Tutoring Available

Tutoring is now available for our Stellar Scholars on Thursdays during advisory. Come to the Early College room, where Beta club students will be ready to help you finish an assignment or help you master a concept!
Stellar Scholars Application

Do you know an incoming 8th grader that would be a good fit for the Stellar Scholars program at BNL? The 2022-2023 school year application is now available!

Early College Day with the Lady Stars!

Join us on Saturday, February 19th to root on the Lady Stars basketball team. The theme for the game is Early College!

Can you help?

We are currently looking for community partners who are would be willing to give a presentation to our students about their career, including their post-secondary path. We are interested in all careers and are specifically looking for veterinarians, engineers, doctors, nurses, accountants.


If you would like to be our next guest speaker, please reach out at clarkj@nlcs.k12.in.us.