May 2019 News
Sunday, May 26, 2019
The Indiana Academy held its 28th commencement ceremony in Emens Auditorum on the campus of Ball State University on Saturday, May 25. Mr. Ken Stuart, retired Academy instructor of history, was the commencement speaker and received the John E. Worthen Outstanding Contribution to Education Award. Retiring Academy instructor of math Mr. John Rajca was the recipient of the Dean Roy Weaver Indiana Academy Outstanding Contributor Award.
The Academy’s Class of 2019 was made up of 155 seniors representing 104 high schools, including seven international students from China and South Korea. Each graduate earned the Indiana Academic Honors diploma, and the class received over $11.2 million in scholarships and financial aid offers. The graduating class included 6 National Merit finalists, 11 National Merit commended scholars, 73 AP scholars (including 19 with Honor and 24 with Distinction), 3 National AP scholars, and one AP International Diploma recipient.
Below is a slideshow of photos from the commencement ceremony.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
The Math Department at the Indiana Academy has established a tradition of honoring the top math/computer science student each year, usually giving the top student a small gift and celebrating with cake. This year there were so many outstanding seniors that the Math division couldn’t narrow it down to the usual one or two kids. Because there were so many students worthy of the honor in the Class of 2019, the department decided to recognize the Top Ten. These students have all taken extra classes along the way including in some cases some very high level Ball State classes, and the students have excelled in each of them.
The ten Academy students recognized by the Math department for taking a total of 65.5 math courses (equivalent to 210 hours of college credits) while at the Academy are:
Sterling St. Rain
The Outstanding Senior Award was presented to these students in appreciation for their participation and achievement in the mathematics and computer science program at the Indiana Academy.
Monday, May 6, 2019
Congratulations to the Indiana Academy’s Math and English teams that competed at the state championship of the Academic Super Bowl on Saturday, May 4 at Purdue University. The Math team won first place (for the third time in four years), and the English team took fifth.
Sterling St. Rain (Captain)
Jill Hale (Captain)
To qualify for the state championship, twenty Academy students representing six subject areas competed at the regional tournament for Academic Super Bowl on April 16. Academic Super bowl is a multi-disciplinary academic competition that has a central theme; this year’s theme was the Fertile Crescent. Two of the Academy’s six teams, Math and English, qualified for the state championship that was held on May 4. This was the second appearance for both of those teams in the past three years.