#1StudentNWI: The Perfect End to a Perfect Year at Boone Grove High School

#1StudentNWI: The Perfect End to a Perfect Year at Boone Grove High School
By: Ruby Mioduski Last Updated: June 12, 2015

Class of 2015 Graduation Ceremony

With finals and graduation complete the Boone Grove school year has come to an end. Boone Grove's class of 2015 is looking forward to starting a new chapter in their lives, beginning Sunday June 7th, at Boone Grove's 2015 graduation ceremony at Boone Grove High School. Students may be leaving behind faculty, friends, and family, however, it is ensured that they will carry with them the skills and qualities they have garnered from this corporation.

Prom 2015

May 9th, 2015, Boone Grove's Junior class sponsored the, “Summer Night”, Junior-Senior Prom at St. Peter & Paul's Hall in Merrillville, Indiana. The hall was garnished with elegant flowers, trees, and lanterns. As students danced the night away above the dance floor hung beautiful lanterns, surrounded with a delightful aroma of freshly cut flowers. The Junior class prom committee was praised with compliments from both the hall staff, the students and the faculty at Boone Grove High School. Boone Grove's 2015 Prom King and Queen went to Seniors, Austin Aguilera and Lexi Thill; along with Prince and Princess, Juniors: Austin Rocha and Madison Mageria.

Academics

Hall of fame induction:

Here at Boone Grove High School we believe academic achievement should be honored. With each graduating class a group of stellar students are inducted into the Academic Hall of Fame. These students have a career GPA of a 3.5 or higher. To be inducted into this selective hall is an extraordinary achievement! The fifteen students that qualified for the 2015 graduating class are as follows: Isabel Tavaras, Ben Tomasik, Michele Miney, Eliziabeth Polak, Emily Lykkegaard, JunJi Shen, Alaina Bulfa, Andi Burczyk, Bryce Bellar, Carrie Kovacik, Megan Hansen, Lexi Thill, Rose Kacher, Tyler Bauman, and Abbey Wichlinski.

NHS induction:

National Honors Society is a group of students who possess scholarship, leadership, service and character. Boone Grove's, National Honor Society, volunteers at Lake Shore Paws and helps raise money for the annual Kent's Run through hosting the Mr. BGHS pageant. In order to be inducted into the National Honors Society you must obtain a 3.5 GPA and have twenty hours of community service. This year’s Induction Ceremony began with four of the senior NHS members explaining the characteristics of a NHS member. The senior members then each read of a short biography to introduce the new members of NHS. Closing with the National Honor Society induction oath.

Athletics

Tennis:

Saturday, May 2nd, New Prairie hosted their annual tennis tournament. The Boone Grove Lady Wolves came in fourth out of the eight teams that attended. Boone Grove's number one singles, Ruby Mioduski, placing third. Along with, Boone Grove's number two doubles, Meaghan Spalla and Brooke Jabo going home with a trophy for second. Boone Grove's girl’s tennis team ended the season 5-12.

Varsity Softball

Boone Grove Girls Varsity Softball took the Porter County Conference! The girls beat Kouts 10-0 in the first round. They then played Hebron resulting with a win 5-1. For the championship, Boone beat South Central 11-0. The Boone Grove Lady Wolves also took sectionals beating River Forest 10-0 Bishop Noll 4-0 and Lake Station 14-3. Boone Grove's softball team also won the South Bend Adams Tourney this year and took the Porter County Conference Round Robin; resulting with an undefeated record in the PCC. The Boone Grove Lady Wolves faced Winamac Tuesday, June 2nd at Winimac High School, with an overall score of 4-0. The game was held 0-0 until the sixth inning when Gianna Hamady, Boone Grove's first baseman, hit a two-run home run. Boone then scored two more runs.

Boone Grove's pitcher, Amanda Hawrot, had a no hitter game, with a single walk. The Boone Grove Lady Wolves then advanced to Semi-State, against Bremen High School. With Bremen up, Boone Grove's, Gianna Hamady, tied the game with an rbi (run batted in), following with pitcher, Amanda Hawrot's, home run giving Boone Grove the lead. Boone followed with one more run by Boone Grove's center fielder, Sarah Brown. The game result with a win for Boone Grove 3-2.

That same evening Boone Grove played Elwood High School. Boone Grove's pitcher, Amanda Hawrot, pitched a one-hitter game. The Boone Grove Lady wolves took home the win due to first baseman, Gianna Hamady's bunt. Precisely, in regards to the phenomenal defense, the Lady Wolves left with a win 1-0 and a ticket to State. The Boone Grove Lady Wolves play this Saturday, June 13th , at Ben Davis High School.

Extracurricular

Concerts:

The Six flags annual Choir Concert was hosted at, Saint Joseph Catholic School, located in Round Lake, Illinois. The Boone Grove High School Choir group received an overall score 99/100; leaving them with gold in competition.

"Overall, my favorite song that we sang had to be Blue Suede Shoes, by Elvis Presley. I really enjoyed this particular song because it wasn't your cliché choir song, but rather, an upbeat song that you couldn't resist swaying along with," said one of Boone Grove's altos, Samantha Ziemniak.

Student Shout Out:

Boone Grove's class of 2015 valedictorian, Isabel Tavaras, has been a very good example to the younger class man at Boone Grove High School. Isabel Tavaras is on the math academic team, in NHS, the academic hall of fame, and obtains a 4.0 GPA. Miss Tavaras will be attending Indiana University next fall.

Teacher Shout Out:

Boone Grove's previous English teacher, Mr. Corman, has now taken on the roll of Boone Grove High School's new principal. Although he had stepped in just half way through the year he has already made a huge impact on the student body of Boone Grove High School. The mentality of the student body has completely changed and students are eager for the improvements in our school system that are yet to come.