Brownsburg High School senior named an Indiana Academic All-Star

Indianapolis – 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). In addition, 50 other students were recognized as Academic All-Star Regional Honorees.

Brownsburg High School senior Hannah Tippets has been named one of the 40 Indiana Academic All-Stars.

Hannah will be pursuing a business degree at Indiana University this fall.

She shares, “I’m honored to receive this recognition and especially thankful for all of the educational opportunities and experiences I’ve had that led up to this award. To me, this recognition is a representation of the years of hard work and dedication I have put into my academics, alongside many phenomenal teachers who have challenged me and pushed me to be my best.”  

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

The Indiana Association of School Principals leads in the advocacy and support of all principals in their commitment to every child. The Department of Student Programs hosts academic competitions for students in grades 4-12, as well as a Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest, a Student Day at the Legislature, the Academic All-Stars Program, and the Indiana Cheer Championship. Annually, over 42,000 students are involved in Department of Student Programs sponsored events. To learn more about the Indiana Association of School Principals and the Department of Student Programs, visit

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