May 2023 News
Friday, May 5, 2023
Heather Rogers, Associate Lecturer of Russian and German, was recently named a finalist for the Ball Brothers Foundation Excellence in Teaching award. This award honors a Delaware County teacher who excels in teaching. Although Heather was not selected as the winner, she was one of just three high school teachers in the county to be named a finalist and she received a grant to support her classes. Heather is the only member of the faculty who has been with the Academy since it opened in 1990. She is an incredible member of this community and an integral part of the school’s success!
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
On Monday, May 10, the Indiana Academy’s science and mathematics academic teams competed in a synchronous virtual competition with schools from around the state. Both teams took first place in our class!
Congratulations to the science team:
- Emily Denny
- Emily DeWitt
- Gunvanth Kandula
- Ezekiel Ulrich
- Neharika Upadhyay
- Justin Xia (captain)
Congratulations to the math team:
- Matthieu Deibel
- Wendy Pan
- Jarett Rusznak
- Robby Sammelson (captain)
- Justin Xia
- Lixing Yi
A special thank you to our proctors, Heather Rogers and Michael Niemeier. Thanks to technical difficulties at some sites, the math competition did not wrap up until 10 p.m.!
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
On Saturday, February 8, the Academy Science Olympiad team traveled to the Regional round of competition in Bloomington. The team won medals in twelve events, finished third overall, and qualified to advance to the state tournament.
Competing for the Academy were Carlie Butler, Lehan Hu, Komal Kumar, Evy Lee, Bony Li, Nichole Nguyen, Derek Park, Grace Reynolds, Kavin Saravanan, Abbi Smith, Maddy Witt, Robert Xu, Anna Yang, and Zhiyu Zhang. Mr. Mike Mayfield, Mr. Josh Ruark, and Ms. Heather Rogers accompanied the team.
Congratulations to all! The state tournament will be held in Lafayette on Saturday, March 21.
Monday, April 29, 2019
On Saturday, April 27, a group of Academy students Russian competed in the Russian Olympiad hosted by the Global and International Studies School at Indiana University in Bloomington.
Registered but unable to attend were Grace Nelson and Katherine Kerr.
Additionally, Jake White won the ACTR Slava Award for Outstanding Achievement for a non-hertiage speaker, and Anand Rathinasamy won the ACTR Slava Award for Outstanding Achievement for a heritage speaker.
Congratulations to these students and their Russian instructor, Heather Rogers.
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Earlier this semester, students in the Academy German 202 class took the 2018 AATG National German Exam. The listed percentiles indicate the performance of students in comparison to all students (nation-wide) taking the exam for Level II.
Earning a Gold Medal:
Grace Moore — 98th percentile
Amy Gong — 94th percentile
Sara Ahmad — 93rd percentile
Isaac Solloway — 90th percentile
Collin Banasiak — 89th percentile
Earning a Silver Medal:
Justin Linville — 83rd percentile
Earning a Bronze Medal:
David Stephens — 77th percentile
Congratulations to these students! This is a testament to their commitment and hard work in learning the German language and to the outstanding instruction and preparation they have received from Dr. Gislind Pentecost last year and Frau Rogers this year.
Monday, April 23, 2018
On Saturday, April 21, 8 Russian students accompanied by Mrs. Heather Rogers and Mr. Shane Crider traveled to Indiana University in Bloomington to participate in the annual Indiana Regional ACTR Olympiada of Spoken Russian.
Angela Cartwell — Gold Medal (Level 2)
Alma Miles-Morillo — Gold Medal (Level 2)
Emily Cook — Silver Medal (Level 2)
Nathan Buehrer — Gold Medal (Level 1)
Grace Nelson — Gold Medal (Level 1)
Jake White — Gold Medal (Level 1)
Isabel Reynolds — Silver Medal (Level 1)
Eowyn Mroczek — Bronze Medal (Level 1)
Congratulations to these students on their outstanding performance.