Reitz Memorial’s Sarah Frazier named Regional Academic All-Star

Special to The Message

Sarah Frazier, of Reitz Memorial High School in Evansville, is one of 50 high school seniors from across Indiana who was recently named a 2024 Regional Academic All-Star. In addition, 40 other students were recognized as 2024 Indiana Academic All-Stars. The students were selected from 281 nominees from Indiana’s private and public accredited schools.

In its 38th year, the Indiana Academic All-Star program is produced by the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP) and sponsored by Purdue University. Additional support is also provided by Inter-State Studio. 

Academic All-Star distinction recognizes seniors who excel in the classroom first, but who also are actively involved in their schools and communities and take on leadership roles in those activities. 

Each public and private high school accredited by the Indiana Department of Education may nominate one senior for consideration as an Indiana Academic All-Star. A selection committee then chooses the regional winners (representing five regions in Indiana) and the 40 Indiana Academic All-Stars.

Selection of the school’s nominee is based on the following criteria:

  • Student transcript, with a focus on Advanced Placement, Dual Credit, International Baccalaureate and Advanced College Placement classes taken/grades received
  • Academic achievements and honors, academic courses and academic extracurricular activities 
  • Extracurricular activities, community service and leadership qualities

The IASP Indiana Academic All-Stars program salutes academic excellence in the same manner student athletes traditionally are honored. By providing a showcase for academically talented seniors, the sponsoring organizations hope to accomplish the following:

  • Give academic achievement the prestige it deserves
  • Motivate students to recognize the value of academic excellence
  • Provide students with an incentive for academic achievement
  • Promote a positive image of Indiana’s young people

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