Gabriella Willoughby Recognized as Regional Academic All-Star

(UNDATED) – Forty high school seniors from throughout Indiana have been named 2020 Indiana Academic All-Stars, a program of the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP).

Gabriella Willoughby, of Mitchell High School, was recognized as Regional Academic All-Star.

photo by Jenny Day Photography

In addition 50 other students were recognized as Academic All-Star Regional Honorees.

The students were selected from a field of 280 outstanding nominees from the state’s private and public accredited schools.

Academic All-Star distinction recognizes seniors who excel in the classroom first and foremost, but who also are actively involved in their schools and communities, and take on leadership roles in those activities.

The program is produced by the Indiana Association of School Principals, with support provided by DePauw University, Indiana University Bloomington, and Purdue University, along with corporate partner Herff Jones.

Student awards will be awarded at a later date by DePauw University, Indiana University- Bloomington, Purdue University, and the Indiana Association of School Principals.

Herff Jones provides the plaques awarded to the 40 Indiana Academic All-Stars and their Influential Educators.

The IASP Indiana Academic All-Stars program salutes academic excellence in the same manner that student-athletes traditionally are honored. By providing a showcase for academically talented seniors, the sponsoring organizations hope to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Give academic achievement the prestige it deserves;
  • Motivate students to recognize the value of academic excellence;
  • Provide students with an incentive for academic achievement, and
  • Promote a positive image of Indiana’s young people.

Each public and private high school accredited by the Indiana Department of Education may nominate one senior for consideration as an Indiana Academic All-Star. From these nominees, a selection committee chose the Regional winners (representing five regions in Indiana) and the 40 Indiana Academic All-Stars.

Selection of the school’s nominee is based upon the following considerations:

  • A mathematical formula that combines the SAT or ACT composite score and the seven-semester grade-point average; and
  • Academic achievements and honors, academic courses and academic extracurricular activities.
  • Other extracurricular activities, community service, and leadership qualities.

The following were recognized as 2020 Indiana Academic All-Stars:

  • Jennifer Cahillane, Washington Township Middle/High School, Valparaiso
  • Joseph Carper, Perry Meridian High School, Indianapolis
  • Tyler Chamberlain, Bloomington High School South, Bloomington
  • Dylan Clarke, Franklin Community High School, Franklin
  • Lauren Coffey, Plainfield High School, Plainfield
  • Taylor Coffman, Wabash High School, Wabash
  • Amina Dalal, Ben Davis High School, Indianapolis
  • Lukas Denney, Crown Point High School, Crown Point
  • Daniel Ehrlich, Park Tudor School, Indianapolis
  • Lyndie Foster, Scottsburg High School, Scottsburg
  • Nicholas Grill, Cathedral High School, Indianapolis
  • Sophia Rae Hagedorn, Center Grove High School, Indianapolis
  • William Hawkins, Roncalli High School, Indianapolis
  • Emma Higgason, Munster High School, Munster
  • Imran Hussain, Eman School, Fishers
  • Kaveh Jalinous, La Lumiere School, LaPorte
  • Tara Kalia, Frankin Central High School, Indianapolis
  • Paige Kertes, Fishers High School, Fishers
  • Emre Keskin, West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School, West Lafayette
  • Gabriel Kroeger, Chesterton High School, Chesterton
  • James Yixing Lao, Zionsville Community High School, Zionsville
  • Angela Li, Carmel High School, Carmel
  • Regan Mangrum, Southwestern Jr/Sr High School, Shelbyville
  • Hayden Mattick, Terre Haute North Vigo High School, Terre Haute
  • Will Michaels, Valparaiso High School, Valparaiso
  • Kenzie Paul, Mount Vernon High School, Mt. Vernon
  • Benjamin Pekarek, Wm. Henry Harrison High School, West Lafayette
  • Daelyn Quinn, Castle High School, Newburgh
  • Reid Schene, Shelbyville High School, Shelbyville
  • Rose Schnabel, International School of Indiana, Indianapolis
  • Kabir Sheth, Signature School, Evansville
  • Hugh Smith, Plymouth High School, Plymouth
  • Erica Song, Columbus North High School, Columbus
  • Owen Speer, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Indianapolis
  • Hannah Tippets Brownsburg High School, Brownsburg
  • Grant Wagner, Winchester Community High School, Winchester
  • Karen Wang, University High School, Carmel
  • Benjamin Wilkerson, Greencastle High School, Greencastle
  • Veronica Wrobleski, Canterbury School, Fort Wayne
  • Gene Yang, Kokomo High School, Kokomo

The students listed below are recognized as Regional Academic All-Stars:

  • Quintin Allen, Tippecanoe Valley High School, Akron
  • Erin Batta, Batesville High School, Batesville
  • Samantha Beachey, Fairfield Jr/Sr High School, Goshen
  • Cole Bergman, Garrett High School, Garrett
  • Benjamin Beyer, Warsaw Community High School, Warsaw
  • Neha Bhasin, Evansville Day School, Evansville
  • Benjamin Blachly, New Palestine High School, New Palestine
  • Elizabeth Casetti, Penn High School, Mishawaka
  • Joshua Chen, Lake Central High School, St. John
  • Christiane Davis, White River Valley High School, Switz City
  • Jui Desai, Avon High School, Avon
  • Peyton Eaton, Barr-Reeve Middle/High School, Montgomery
  • Addison Emig, Central High School, Evansville
  • Allison Furnish, Switzerland County High School, Vevay
  • Makenna Gall, NorthWood High School, Nappanee
  • Joseph Gard, Elkhart Memorial High School, Elkhart
  • Ellie Garst, Western Boone Jr/Sr High School, Thorntown
  • Andrew Glover, New Castle High School, New Castle
  • Joel Greenfield, Lawrence Central High School, Indianapolis
  • William Hartwell, Milan High School, Milan
  • Abigail Hauser, Forest Park Jr/Sr High School, Ferdinand
  • Carson Herrell, Harrison High School, Evansville
  • John Herzog, Hamilton Southeastern High School, Fishers
  • Carrie Hoke, Eastern High School, Pekin
  • Jordan Jennings, Rochester Community High School, Rochester
  • Samuel Johnson, Hauser Jr/Sr High School, Hope
  • Rylee Johnson, Shenandoah High School, Middletown
  • Brooke Jones, Elkhart Christian Academy, Elkhart
  • Emmalee Kiser, Columbus East High School, Columbus
  • Komal Kumar, Indiana Academy for Science, Math & Humanities, Muncie
  • Treyton Lehman, South Adams High School, Berne
  • Emily Longenecker, Rossville Middle/Sr High School, Rossville
  • Sarah Mahnesmith, Rensselaer Central High School, Rensselaer
  • Jesse McCurdy, Lapel High School, Lapel
  • Aidan McDonnell, Marquette Catholic High School, Michigan City
  • Luka Mikek, Crawfordsville High School, Crawfordsville
  • Madison Moseley, North Montgomery High School, Crawfordsville
  • Carson Park, Jasper High School, Jasper
  • Ethan Roos, Heritage Hills High School, Lincoln City
  • Ian Schowe, East Noble High School, Kendallville
  • Caleb Shenk, Bethany Christian School, Goshen
  • Edward Smalstig, Yorktown High School, Yorktown
  • Emma Summers, Brown County High School, Nashville
  • Abigail Teipen, South Putnam Middle/High School, Greencastle
  • Isabel Turner, Southport High School, Indianapolis
  • Olivia Vanderbur, North Decatur Jr/Sr High School, Greensburg
  • Grace Vlasek, St. Theodore Guerin High School, Noblesville
  • Gabriella Willoughby, Mitchell High School, Mitchell
  • Lucille Wilson, Speedway High School, Speedway
  • Jaylen Young, Seeger Memorial Jr/Sr High School, West Lebanon