February Recognitions

At the February 8, 2023 Regular Meeting of the Board of Education the following individuals and organizations were recognized for helping to make Washington Township a Superior School District.

  1. Congratulations to North Central Senior, Dawne-Chery Andoh who was presented with a Lilly Endowment Scholarship. This is our third year in a row with a Lilly Scholar! The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is designed to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana, increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities and encourage efforts of Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with state leaders to improve quality of life in Indiana.The Endowment believes that education at all levels is important to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana’s residents and communities. This program aims to encourage many of Indiana’s most talented students to attend one of the state’s higher education institutions and, ultimately, pursue careers in Indiana. Congratulations again Ms. Andoh for this amazing opportunity!  We wish you the absolute best on your future endeavors!

  1. The Minority Engineering Program of Indianapolis (MEPI) is a nationally recognized premier STEM program that has an emphasis on building relationships between diverse mentors and students. This program was established in 1986. 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. 

Mr. Reggie Henderson a MEPI Representative from Lilly attended our board meeting to share in this recognition. 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!

  1. Congratulations to Peter Schlifke, Nora Elementary Principal as he has been recognized as a finalist for the United Way Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advocate of the Year. Unfortunately, Mr. Schlifke had a prior engagement this evening but wanted us to proceed with recognizing him for this HUGE success! We are extremely proud of Mr. Schlifke and wish him the best!!  Congratulations again on this amazing recognition!  https://www.uwci.org/blog/elevate-finalists-2023