2012 "Hoosier Heroes" Essay Contest Winners Announced

Previous Article Next Article
22 MAR 2012
Is Digg defining a new direction for the curation economy? And could the new site help us cope with information overload?

Indiana Dollars for Scholars, a program of Scholarship America, congratulates the following students and Hoosier Heroes. These students' essays, celebrating the achievements and inspiration of the Heroes that they nominated, are the 10 winners of Hoosier Heroes scholarship awards for 2012, and will be honored at the 2012 Hoosier Heroes Celebration. The celebration will be held on Thursday, May 10th at U Indy Hall on the University of Indianapolis campus (1400 East Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46227).

Category: Arts/Athletics
Brittany Belkiewitz

Senior, LaPorte High School
Hero: Yvonne Elshout

Benjamin Gareth Scott Uebelhoer
Senior, Bloomington High School North
Hero: David Tanner

Category: Business/Science/Technology
Therese Detablan

Senior, Fishers High School
Hero: Mary Ellen Keith

Song Kim
Senior, Homestead High School
Hero: Jum Kim

Category: Education
Ashleigh Lindsey

Senior, Edgewood High School
Hero: Judy Morran

Zachary Moore
Senior, Terre Haute South Vigo High School
Hero: James Mann II

Category: Personal Inspiration
Edward Sinitsky

Senior, International School of Indiana
Hero: Yelena Sinitsky

Megan Durochik
Senior, Lake Central High School
Hero: Courtney Crozier

Category: Service
Josey Richart

Senior, Loogootee High School
Hero: Othmar Mathias

Madeline Demeter
Senior, Crawfordsville High School
Hero: Mary Ludwig, MD

Nicole Alexander

# # #

About Scholarship America
Scholarship America is a national education service organization that mobilizes support for students getting into and graduating from college. Scholarship America has distributed more than $2.7 billion in scholarship assistance to more than 1.8 million students over the last 50 years. Scholarship America’s programs, which include Dollars for Scholars®, help fund both entry-level and multi-year scholarships, as well as emergency financial grants. More information is available at scholarshipamerica.org.

The Dream Award

Dream Award Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a renewable scholarship fund targeted toward completion. These annually-increasing awards will be given to students selected from across the nation who are entering their second year of education beyond high school.

Success By Degrees

Scholarship America's blog, Success By Degrees, covers items of interest to parents, volunteers, educators and anyone interested in the big issues surrounding education, financial aid and postsecondary success. You'll find policy announcements, news releases and more, every week!

Your Gift Is Crucial

Nearly 1/4 of the U.S. population owes a collective $700 billion in student loan debt. We are committed to helping more students graduate from college with less debt. A gift of just $1 a day -- for a week, for a month, or for a year -- can help ensure that students are able to achieve their goals.

Don't Miss Out!