Board Recognitions March 2017

At the March 8, 2017 Regular Meeting of the Board of Education the following individuals and groups were recognized for helping to make Washington Township a Superior School District. 

MSDWT Math Bowl Winners
Math Bowl Competition Winners

More than 7,500 students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades across the state competed in the Math Bowl Competition sponsored by IASP (Indiana Association of School Principals) and Purdue University.  This year’s questions were based on fifth, sixth, and seventh grade mathematic standards in the topics of Number Sense, Computation, Data Analysis, and Probability.  

Math Bowl Competition Winners – Daya Vestal, Chayse Jacks, Kasey Fisher, Carson Hoberty, Clinton Odom, Ai Jared, Justin Kelley, Christian Woodson, Rex Faser, Connor Harmon, Mwee Shee, Isaiah Wade, Olivia Hammons, Jordan White, Josiah Foor  – Teachers Susan Cosand, Brittany Stevens and Kellie Combs

16 schools competed at North Central as a part of the Math Bowl competition.  Schools compete against other schools of similar make-up.  All 7 of our MSDWT elementary schools competed in the Orange Class which consisted of teams with only 4th and/or 5th graders with an enrollment of 163 or more.  Crooked Creek Elementary was the top scorer in the orange class.  In overall state rankings, they were 16th in the orange class.


Abrams Academic Achievement Award Winner – Endya Daniels –Westlane Middle School

 For the 16th consecutive season, the Indiana Pacers, in partnership with Pacers team ophthalmologist Dr. John Abrams,

Endya Daniels, Westlane Middle School with Supt. Dr. Woodson
Endya Daniels, Westlane Middle School with Supt. Dr. Woodson

presented the Abrams Academic Achievement Awards at the Pacers vs. Houston Rockets game. The Abrams Academic Achievement Awards were established to recognize area elementary and/or middle-school students for their academic and leadership performance in school.

This year the Indiana Pacers and Dr. Abrams selected 10 area middle and elementary schools in which to partner for this program, and from those schools, one 6th – 8th grade student was selected to receive the award. All of the students received four tickets to the game and were treated to a pregame dinner and reception. In addition, these students were also recognized during a halftime, on-court ceremony. Each student also received a Laptop Computer, courtesy of Dr. Abrams, a Certificate of Achievement and Pacers goodie bag.


State Spanish Competition Winners:

Eastwood State Spanish Competition Winners – Caleb Serban, Colin Mackey, Lucy Neal, Gavin Lindsay, Cian Mackey, Ron’ee Bonner, Jama Burch, Carson Feeney, Alejandra Mendoza, Pratik Patel, Maryn Weiger, Jailyn Hardin, Ashley Hibbard, Macy Miller, Jackson Hahn, Micaela Figueroa, Anna Myers, Rena Forham, Mona Strodtman, Beatrice Ladron, Adeline Lindsay, Carson Feeney, Gavin Lindsay, Julia Stover, Jaiyla Ross, Sarah Dilley, Danae Ingemi, Garen Meinerding, Anthony Cassidy, Colten Schabler – Teacher Nicole Carney

Eastwood Middle School Spanish Team with Supt. Dr. Woodson
Eastwood Middle School Spanish Team with Supt. Dr. Woodson

Congratulations to Eastwood’s Team for winning the State Spanish Competition.  Eastwood competed against other Spanish Teams across the State at Zionsville High School on February 4th.  Team Members placed in several competitions but overall Eastwood won 1st Place Middle School in the State of Indiana.






Abe Lincoln Scholarship Award Winner – Jessica Borum – North Central High School Student

The Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis honored 25 area high school seniors who have achieved success despite overcoming

Jessica Borum, North Central High School with Supt. Dr. Woodson
Jessica Borum, North Central High School with Supt. Dr. Woodson

significant obstacles and presented $41,000 in scholarships to four of the candidates at its 42nd annual Abe Lincoln Scholarship Awards Banquet on Friday, February 10th.  Candidates were nominated by their high schools because of their courageous achievements in the face of daunting obstacles and hardships.  These awards celebrate perseverance and spirit.  Four students received scholarships.  Jessica was one of them receiving $8,000!





Cheesman Award Winner – Mrs. Susie Bremen  – North Central High School College Admissions Counselor

Mrs. Bremen was named the 2017 Dorothy Cheesman Award Winner. This award is given to an individual who

Mrs. Susie Breman with Supt. Dr. Woodson
Mrs. Susie Bremen with Supt. Dr. Woodson

distinguishes himself or herself by exemplary service to students in their search for post-secondary education.  He or she is also involved in service and leadership with the Indiana Association for College Admission Counseling.





Mr. Tom Gayda – North Central High School Journalism Teacher

Mr. Tom Gayda
Mr. Tom Gayda with Supt. Dr. Woodson

Mr. Gayda was recently named Ball State’s Department of Journalism’s 2017 Indiana Scholastic Journalism Award recipient!

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