MSD board honors various students

By Mandy Mahan

Members of the MSD of Wabash County School Board met to conduct business on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

During the meeting the board approved donations totaling $1,800.

Also, during the meeting, the following staff and students were recognized from each school.

Both Northfield High School and Southwood High School received an IHSAA Exemplary Behavior Notification for their great sportsmanship in the first round of the Girls’ Basketball Sectional.

Congratulations were given to the Lady Norse Varsity Basketball team on winning the TRC this year along with the IHSAA Sectional. This is the fourth TRC championship in a row for the Lady Norse and third Sectional in a row. Emma Hoover and Kearston Stout were also congratulated for signing to continue their education and basketball careers at Trine University.

The pair signed to play at Trine on Monday, Feb. 8

Stout said she chose Trine largely through her play with AAU basketball.

“They stay connected with me and I really like the program,” she told The Paper following the ceremony. “I like how the basketball team stays together and they’re just committed to each other.”

She said she’s looking forward to coming together with the team as a family.

She plans to study elementary teaching.

Hoover said she chose Trine “because of the coaches and the positive interactions. Their playing style fits me well.”

She plans to study biology for pre-physician assistant.

Coach Melissa Allen said both players brought different things to the team.

“Emma runs the point, takes the outside shot and really mixes it up on defense,” Allen told The Paper. “Then you’ve got Kearston who guards the toughest player on the defensive end. She knows that’s her job, she has to stop the other team’s number one player. Offensively, she gets a bunch of offensive rebounds and put backs, and that’s how she scores a bunch of her points. If you leave her open, she’s got a deadly shot.”

In other news at the board meeting:

First-year Northfield Wrestling Head Coach Ed Shenefield was congratulated on a great season. Senior wrestlers Ethan Galbraith, Logan Cox, and Micah Higgins as well as Junior Jaydan Goshert all qualified for Regionals this season. Goshert and Higgins wrestled at the semi state in Fort Wayne on Saturday.

Congratulations to NHS Swimmer Grant Dale were shared for winning the TRC swimming championship in the 50 free and the 100 Backstroke. Dale was able to set a new TRC record (55.76) in the backstroke by beating his own time set last year.

Sharp Creek Elementary 5th grader Collin Biehl was congratulated for being the winner of the Journal-Gazette Spelling Bee.

Metro North Elementary was recently announced as the number eight school in Indiana’s Read to the Final Four program.

More than 300 schools are participating in this program which encourages and inspires third graders across the state to read.

Congratulations were shared to 5th grader, Tryston Niccum, and 6th grader, Makenna Hunter, who represented Southwood Elementary School in the Kiwanis and Journal-Gazette Spelling Bees on Feb. 2. Makenna was the 6th-grade overall winner at the Kiwanis Bee that evening.

Little Knights Preschool was recognized for maintaining the Level 3 rating at their annual rating visit for the Paths to Quality program.

It was announced that with one more week of competition to complete before holding the finals, all four Southwood Elementary School robotics teams are ranked in the top six spots for both Teamwork Challenge and Skills competitions.

Sixth-grade artist, Avery Henderson, and 5th-grade artist, Ella Cunningham were congratulated as their artwork was selected to be on the front and back covers, respectively, of the 2020-21 Southwood Elementary yearbook.

Posted on 2021 Feb 16