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Students in the News (5/2/19)
*Four sixth grade students were recognized in the 2018-2019 Sertoma National Heritage Essay Contest. The contest included approximately 80 classrooms from 18 schools in Marion and Hamilton Counties. This year, over 2,000 essays were submitted by sixth grade students addressing the prompt: What Freedom Means to Me. Emelyn Harris, Sofia de Moura Bezerra, Giacomo Pili, and Mary Vitalis were Classroom Winners. Each of these essays placed in the top 50 of over 2,000 essays that were submitted. Teachers and families couldn't be more pleased with the work of all sixth grade students and their thoughtful submissions.
 
*Junior Johnny Miller was featured in Current in Carmel for his role as “Buttons” in the Civic Theatre production of Newsies.
 
* Junior David Wolfe Bender was selected to be Indiana’s representative at the 2019 Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference. The prestigious annual conference will be held in June, 2019 at the Newseum Education Institute in Washington DC. One person is selected to attend from each state and the District of Columbia. Each student receives a $1,000 scholarship to any journalism school in the country, in addition to the opportunity to attend the conference all-expenses paid. At the conference, the 51 students will meet with industry professionals, tour newsrooms, and attend sessions with some of the best journalists in the country.
 
* Five computer science students were recognized as NCWIT (National Center for Women in Technology) award winners during a reception and award ceremony at the OneAmerica Headquarters in Indianapolis on Tuesday. During this event, awardees were acknowledged and presented with an engraved plaque. NCWIT honors high-school girls for their computer science achievements and interests. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing; leadership ability; academic history; and plans for post-secondary education. Margherita Firenze and Jenny Zhao were national honorable mention award winners as well as regional award winners, Olivia Xu was a regional award winner, and Isha Ponugoti and Sarah Robertson were regional honorable mention award winners.
 
Jenny Zhao and Margherita Firenze with Computer Science teacher Ryan Ritz.