March Recognitions

At the March 9, 2022 Regular Meeting of the Board of Education the following individuals were recognized for helping to make Washington Township a Superior School District.

  1. The Minority Engineering Program of Indianapolis (MEPI) was established in 1986 with a goal to expose minority students within our community to key concepts related to STEM Careers. Students are encouraged to excel in their studies while placing emphasis on Math and Science.  MEPI’s concentrated programs provide a strong foundation for students of color who plan to enter into the Engineering or Information Technology fields. One aim of the program is that these students will eventually expand the pool of experienced candidates for Indianapolis corporations. One of the strengths of the program is the quality of mentors that are involved. MEPI mentors are current or former industry professionals who develop close relationships with the students they work with. These relationships are key to students’ success. Each grade  level  meets  monthly  during  the school year, on a Saturday morning. 

Several MSDWT students who are currently enrolled in the MEPI program attended the board meeting. Out of the total 46 MSDWT students grades 6-12 who participate in MEPI, 27 of them are new to the program this year.

  • EW has 6 new to MEPI students (with us this evening – Joshua Golder, Emerson Rosales, Chase Wilson)
  • NV has 5 new to MEPI students (with us this evening – Diego Garcia, Trip Lagmay, Donovan Looney, Ethan Torres)
  • WL has 4 new to MEPI students (with us this evening – Devon Franklin, Kenneth Franklin, Nathan Goodson, Adler Preddie, Charlie Williams)
  • NC has 12 new to MEPI students (with us this evening – Aubrey Bostic, Shafi Dhaudi, James Evans, Alexander Goulet, Luke Charles Johnson, Donovan Norris, James Paul, Devin Richardson, Trevon Thomas, Reginald Townsel Jr., Curtis Jacks, Omari Nickerson, Dylan Beishline, Siren Beishline)

THANK YOU to staff and families for helping your students gain access to this experience. You are planting seeds that will make an impact in these kids’ lives for years to come!

2. Thank you and congratulations to the North Central Senior Class Council for sponsoring the North Central Blood Drive. North Central students and teachers donated 324 units of blood in two days. With us this evening is Oliva Watson, NC Math Teacher and Senior Class Council Sponsor, students – Four senior class officers – William Boswell, Lucy Neal, Ellen Howard and Lillian Henniger.


3. Congratulations and thank you to the North Central National Honor society for sponsoring the Dance-a-Thon.  $53,000 was raised in two weeks in support of Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. With us this evening is Kathleen Cluver, NC Math and AVID Teacher, National Honor Society Adviser and Panther Quest Coordinator and students – five National Honor Society Committee members – Claire Buddenbaum, Eleanor Reno, Emily Schneider, Matthew Klein and Connor Whaley.


4. Congratulation to Davis Olson, NC student and one of four finalist for Indiana High School Journalist of the Year. Also with us showing his support is NC Teacher and Journalism sponsor, Tom Gayda.  Again, congratulations and thank you all for your continued support in our community and schools.  We are extremely proud to have all of you as part of Washington Township Schools.


5. Congratulations to the 2022 – Girls Basketball MIC Conference Champion, County Champion and Sectional Champions

            2022 – Boys Swimming County Champions and Sectional Champions

            2022 – Girls Swimming County Champions and Sectional Champions

2022 – Boys Basketball County Basketball Champions (with us this evening is Davis Olson, David Lloyd, Jahmyre Jackson, Blake Fleming, CJ Jolliffe)

            2022 – NC Quiz Bowl – White River Academic League Tournament Champions – Season 

            Champion Medium School Division

            2022 – Counterpoints – Grand Champion at the “Best of the Midwest”


Team captains or designated student leadership and coach/staff from each sport and performing arts group, attended the meeting to receive recognition on behalf of the entire group. 

  1. Washington Township Schools/North Central High School was one of twenty-one schools/districts to be awarded by the EARN Indiana Program. This program is serving students that might not otherwise be able to participate in work-based learning experiences.  The Indiana Chamber of Commerce says high schoolers with financial need will now have access to resume-building opportunities, including experiential and paid internships. Employers will receive state matching funds, which is 50% of the student’s hourly rate, for hiring the students.  Executive Director of the Institute for Workplace Excellence, Todd Hurst stated, “We look forward to having hundreds of Indiana high school students be able to take advantage of this opportunity and create meaningful resume-building experiences, networking opportunities, career exploration and increased graduation pathways.”  With us this evening to celebrate this amazing award is NC Principal, Branigan.  Congratulations to Washington Township Schools including North Central High School for this amazing opportunity! 


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