Today, the welcome mat was rolled out for top students from around the Wabash Valley.
This was our 27th annual “Top of The Class” Luncheon. Each year, we invite all the local valedictorians, their parents and school officials.
One of the best things about today is meeting the inspiring teens, hearing their stories of accomplishment, and learning their plans for the future.
“Sometimes we don’t do enough to celebrate the successes of our young adults, so this is a great opportunity.”
Principal Sonny Stoltz from Cloverdale High is correct, what a great opportunity. Close to 200 people gathered in clebration of hard working, bright students. They’re articulate and driven, showing their pride with big wide smiles.
“It’s just a great way to put it into perspective, all the hard work I’ve put into my schooling.”
Many of the kids are like Noah Short, stretching themselves to do more. Noah played in the band, was on the baseball team and held down a part-time job. He’s one of three Northview Knights to earn valedictorian honors. That’s right, several schools have multiple honorees. Robinson high school has ten stand-out scholars.
The kids step forward to receive well-deserved recognition, and Ivy Tech is part of the festivities, awarding each student a scholarship that can be used at any Ivy Tech campus.
The scholarship will pay tuition and fees up to fifteen credit hours, the value is about $1,500.