Science teacher Dotty Johnson and student Brandi Collins at the awards ceremony for Indiana Academic All-Stars. | Photo provided
Updated: June 24, 2013 2:12AM
Crown Point High School senior Brandi Collins has been selected as an Academic All-Star by the Indiana Association of School Principals.
Collins was nominated because of her leadership, community involvement and for her academic activities.
She is on both the academic super bowl and the academic team. She is vice president of the Latin Club, a member of student council, a tutor and a volunteer at the city court. She is also a student athletic trainer.
After graduation, Collins, a 2013 valedictorian, plans to study internal medicine at Vanderbilt University.
Collins is the daughter of Cheryl Ray and said her most influential teacher has been Science Department chairwoman Dotty Johnson.
“She not only cares about me as a student, but as a person,” Collins said of Johnson. “Her positive outlook and energy seems contagious to everyone in the room.”
For the full list of all-stars and more information about the program and recent awards ceremony, visit www.iasp.org/iace/academicallstars2013.html.
National Merit Finalists and Commended Scholars
Collins and classmate Kelsey Hopkins have been named National Merit Scholar Finalists for excellent academic performance throughout high school. Hopkins and Collins are now in consideration for National Merit Scholarships to be awarded later this year.
“It’s nice to be honored for all of the hard work,” Hopkins said.
Seven students — Liberty Stratton, Nina Rettig, Nicholas Huls, Jacob Hulen, Tyler Hendrickson, Christopher Dietrich and Cole Cartwright — were recognized with Letters of Commendation for outstanding performance on the SAT.