Thumbs up for March 9


Regional champs

Thumbs up to the Brownstown Central High School boys basketball squad for winning the Class 2A Washington Regional title on March 9 by defeating the Sullivan Golden Arrows 67-41. The 25-4 Braves will put their 16-game winning streak on the line at 10 a.m. today when they meet the 20-5 Park Tudor Panthers in the Class 2A Southport Semistate. Members of the Braves squad, coached by Dave Benter, are Preston Garrison, Parker Hehman, Caiden Gwin, Jack Benter, Owen Wischmeier, Carter Covert, Gregory Hutcheson, Micah Sheffer, Pierson Wheeler, Lane Pendleton, Chace Coomer, Colby Hall, Brock Dean and Adam Stahl.

Champion educator

Thumbs up to Brownstown Central High School teacher Andrea Pendleton for being named the Indiana High School Athletic Association Champion Educator for Brownstown Central during the girls’ basketball state finals on Feb. 24.

Pitching a business

Thumbs up to the three Jackson County high school students who earned spots in a regional qualifier for the STARTedUp Foundation’s Innovate WithIN business pitch competition. The three students are Bryce Peak of Brownstown Central High School, who recently won the 2024 Jackson County Maverick Challenge with his Jackson County Drone Service business pitch, and Seymour High School students Jacob Rennekamp (Fresh Start Bins) and Elmer Vincent (Vincente Clothing). The Region 6 pitch competition is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25 at Maker13 in Jeffersonville. The top team from each of six regionals along with four selected by the foundation and an impartial group of judges will then compete in the state finals on June 21.

Academic all stars

Thumbs up to Seymour High School swimmers, Caden Harriss, Lucas Jablonski, Chaze Combs, Makenna Greenawalt, Avery Miller and Shayla Thompson who recently were named Academic All-Americans.

Top contestants

Thumbs up to the three Crothersville High School FFA chapter members who earned first place in contests on March 9 during the Indiana FFA District XI Leadership Development Contest at Hauser Junior/Senior High School. They are Rayleigh Lewis and Ava Hodge who finished first in the Discovery Plant and Soil Science Demonstration and Baron Riley who took the top spot in the Multimedia Scrapbook contest.

R.E.D. Hornets of the Month

Thumbs up to the Medora Community School Corp.’s R.E.D. Hornets of the Month for January and February who were as follows: eighth-grader Lillian Cockerham, eighth-grader Faxon Phillips and sophomore Gracie Moore (January) and sixth-grader Trey Gross, freshman Noah Christopher and seventh-grader Audi Starr (February). They were recognized on Monday during a school board meeting.

Braves of the Month

Thumbs up to the Braves of the Month who were recognized Tuesday during the Brownstown Central Community School Corp. board of trustees meeting at the administration office. The honorees were third-grader Olivia Blevins; sixth-grader Lillian Bowers and senior Addisyn Osborne.

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