June 4, 2015
We have a lot of great photos from our schools' awards days this week! Congratulations to all of our students who received a special award. However, we don't have enough awards to recognize all of our students who are special to us every day! Have a great day!
High School Academic Awards
Tommy Pich, Salutatorian and Ben Neff, Valedictorian, Class of 2015
Gabi Anderson - "Outstanding Vocal Music Award"
2011 BGHS Grad Receives Fulbright Scholarship
Zoey Spengler receives prestigious scholarship
Zoey Spengler, a 2011 graduate of Beech Grove High School and May 2015 graduate of Ball State University, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Grant to serve as an English Teaching Assistant in Malaysia. She is the daughter of Lucy Grondin, Beech Grove.
Spengler's 11-month assignment will take her to a rural area or small city in Malaysia, where she will assist a Malaysian teacher of English in language instruction and also help students explore U.S. culture. Outside of her time in the classroom, Spengler intends to work with students to create a video public service announcement on the benefits of education.
At Ball State, Spengler majored in telecommunications and also completed a minor in classical cultures. After completing her year in Malaysia, Spengler intends to pursue a graduate degree in TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages) and then teach in UNICEF's Schools for Asia program.
"I have been waiting my entire life to earn an opportunity such as this," Spengler said. "The Fulbright means that I get to fulfill my passion of teaching youth English and it allows me to be immersed completely in another culture." She departs for Malaysia in January 2016. The Fulbright program is sponsored by the U.S. State Department and is intended to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and those of more than 150 countries. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential. This year, more than 1,900 student grants have been awarded to graduating seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates nationwide.
A photo of Zoey is pictured below.
Middle School Awards
Director's Award - Spencer Chapman
Flag Honor Guard - Seth Rumler, Vincent Pich, Jordan Brickley
Henry H. Hays Service Award - Chad Supple and Austin Barton
Jim Newport Athletic Award - Top Male and Female - Janis Vuskalns and Shayla Traas
John Philip Sousa Award - Brianna Small
Spelling Bee Winners - Marcus Bowden, Daryl Diss and Cheyenne Rain Varner
VFW Winners - Symone Murkison (not pictured), Alec Apgar, and Isabella Reel
Woirhaye Award - Ana Karen Ramirez
All in the Family
Chad Supple is the middle school's co-Henry H. Hayes Community Service Award winner this year. On Honor Day, the middle school staff found out that Chad's father, Jacob, was also the Henry H. Hayes award winner when he was an 8th grade student at the middle school in 1989-1990. Chad is very involved in boy scouts. He was Mr. Peak's Athletic Assistant, participated in band, FFA, golf and as a member of the Ambassadors Club. These are many of the reasons why Chad was named as the middle school's co-Henry H. Hayes Community Service Award winners. Chad and his Dad are pictured below in front of the plaque listing the Henry H. Hayes Community Service Award winners.
A Blast from the Past
Keith Rhoades, Tom Gearhart, Jeffrey K. Ott
South Grove Awards
Cheyenne Boone - Mayor's Award
Keaton Capshaw and Madison Stratton - "Larry Williams Citizenship Award"
6th Grade Dance - "Sock Hop"
Central Elementary Awards
Second Grade Principal's Award
Ava Condon and Jacob Maio with Mr. Buckler
Turnaround Award - 2nd Grade
Third Grade Principal's Award
Michaela Cable and Jeremiah Boyd with Mr. Buckler
Third Grade - Turnaround Award
Sebastian Layton, Gavin Mimms, Haley Adams, and Emily Shanahan
Hornet Enrichment Academy Graduation Reception
Congratulations to all of our graduates!
Baccalaureate and Graduation Information
Credit Rescue at BGHS
Summer Servings Program
Community Events and Summer Activities
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Hornet Park Community Center Summer Programs
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