Brownsburg High School student body president among three area seniors recognized as IASP Indiana Academic All-Stars

The student body president at Brownsburg High School is among three Hendricks County high school seniors that have been named Indiana Academic All-Stars by the Indiana Association of School Principals.

Marlee Yancey

Marlee Yancey represents Team 2021 at Brownsburg High School.  Marlee is also student body president at BHS and plans to attend Case Western Reserve University with a major in History and Philosophy of Science and minor in Bioethics and Medical Humanities on the Pre-Med track. She is also a Baker-Nord Scholar in the Humanities through Case Western Reserve University.

Joining Yancey as Indiana Academic All-Stars are Sriya Koganti from Avon High School and Rashad Saleem from Plainfield High School. Emily Starnes from Tri-West High School received Regional Academic All-Star honors.

Now in its 35th year, forty high school seniors from throughout Indiana have been named 2021 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. The students were selected from a field of 270 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 presented in May by university partners 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:

  • Student transcript, with a focus on Advanced Placement, Dual Credit, International Baccalaureate, and Advanced College Placement classes taken/grades received.
  • Academic achievements and honors, academic courses and academic extracurricular activities.
  • Other extracurricular activities, community service and leadership qualities.

The following are recognized as 2021 Indiana Academic All-Stars:

Courtney Albertson, Benton Central Jr./Sr. High School, Oxford

Aubrey Campbell, New Palestine High School, New Palestine

Praveen Chirumamilla, New Albany High School, New Albany

Brooke Comer, North Harrison High School, Ramsey

Gloria Coolman, Leo Sr. High School, Leo

Michael Davis, Centerville Sr. High School, Centerville

Joy Davis, North Montgomery High School, Crawfordsville

Jacob Eyster, Mooresville High School, Mooresville

Mariah Fulton, Signature School, Inc., Evansville

Ray Gao, Hamilton Southeastern High School, Fishers

Morgan Guthrie, Hamilton Heights High School, Arcadia

Leah Hoeksema, Marion High School, Marion

Claire Kaneshiro, International School of Indiana, Indianapolis

Elenna Kim, Bloomington High School South, Bloomington

Sriya Koganti, Avon High School, Avon

Olivia Kroeger, Chesterton High School, Chesterton

Allen Kruer, Our Lady of Providence High School, Clarksville

Lainie Lawrence, Eastern Hancock High School, Charlottesville

Dylan Lemon, West Vigo High School, West Terre Haute

Evan Li, Penn High School, Mishawaka

Joseph Maffetone, Saint Joseph High School, South Bend

Ajay Mahenthiran, North Central High School, Indianapolis

Erin Matheny, Eastern High School, Greentown

William Messman, Rensselaer Central High School, Rensselaer

Josiah Miller, Michigan City High School, Michigan City

Shaan Mishra, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Indianapolis

Sarah Mullins, Carroll High School, Fort Wayne

Mahlon Page, Union County High School, Liberty

Maitri Patel, Milan High School, Milan

Helaena Pfeiffer, Evansville North High School, Evansville

Bryce Rayner, Center Grove High School, Greenwood

Rashad Saleem, Plainfield High School, Plainfield

Safiya Sankari, Eman Schools, Fishers

Shelby Sliger, McCutcheon High School, Lafayette

Evan Steffy, South Putnam Middle & High School, Greencastle

Grace Timm, North Putnam High School, Roachdale

Jason Tung, Crown Point High School, Crown Point

Elah Unger-Levinson, Bloomington High School North, Bloomington

Megan Wilson, Rossville Middle/Sr. High School, Rossville

Marlee Yancey, Brownsburg High School, Brownsburg

The students listed below are recognized as 2021 Regional Academic All-Stars:

Rhea Acharya, Carmel High School, Carmel

Olivia Allen, North White Middle/High School, Monon

James Arnold, South Adams High School, Berne

Noelle Baer, Crawfordsville High School, Crawfordsville

Brynn Baker, St. Theodore Guerin High School, Noblesville

Aidan Bartnicki, Marquette Catholic High School, Michigan City

Carlee Biddle, Oak Hill High School, Converse

Savannah Bushhorn, South Decatur Jr./Sr. High School, Greensburg

Jiapei Chen, Jeffersonville High School, Jeffersonville

Olivia Close, Yorktown High School, Yorktown

Katie Collins, Terre Haute North Vigo High School, Terre Haute

Branson Dao, Warren Central High School, Indianapolis

Gianni DiTola, Lake Central High School, St. John

Jaiveer Dutta, Decatur Central High School, Indianapolis

Abigail Embry, Mitchell High School, Mitchell

Benjamin Goffette, Portage High School, Portage

Adeline Haacker, Shelbyville High School, Shelbyville

Henry Hall, Trinity Lutheran High School, Seymour

Jacob Hannon, New Prairie High School, New Carlisle

Haylee Henderson, Prairie Heights High School, LaGrange

Hannah Hunt, Perry Meridian High School, Indianapolis

Skylar Kellogg, Pike High School, Indianapolis

Joseph Klapkowski, Highland High School, Highland

Logan Koehne, North Decatur Jr./Sr. High School, Greensburg

Julia Lin, Park Tudor School, Indianapolis

Molly Lusk, Forest Park Jr./Sr. High School, Ferdinand

Keerti Mallur, Zionsville Community High School, Zionsville

Jacob Martin, Northwestern High School, Kokomo

Logan McClain, Gibson Southern High School, Fort Branch

Kathleen McCoy, Franklin Central High School, Indianapolis

Isaac Michael, Cathedral High School, Indianapolis

Meagan Miller, Barr-Reeve Middle/High School, Montgomery

Alexis Miller, Westview Jr./Sr. High School, Topeka

Aiden Minton, Salem High School, Salem

Marissa Munoz, Southport High School, Indianapolis

Liam Murphy, Bishop Chatard High School, Indianapolis

Daniel Paavola, University High School, Carmel

Malea Ramsey, Bloomfield Jr./Sr. High School, Bloomfield

Carter Reynolds, Greenwood Community High School, Greenwood

Jasmine Roosa, Northeastern High School, Fountain City

Cole Scheiman, Kokomo High School, Kokomo

Bennett Schmitt, Jasper High School, Jasper

Emily Starnes, Tri-West Hendricks Sr. High School, Lizton

Natalie Suding, Brown County High School, Nashville

Lydia Trabel, East Central High School, St. Leon

Evan Voris, Bedford North Lawrence High School, Bedford

Aunaka Wasil, Hauser Jr./Sr. High School, Hope

Logan Weilbaker, Scottsburg High School, Scottsburg

Phoebe Worstell, North Knox Jr./Sr. High School, Bicknell

Grace Yang, Fishers High School, Fishers

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 40,000 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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