Our 2016-17 Youth of the Year winners are Erin Stanley and Andrew Shriner, both from Covenant Christian High School!  Page down to meet Erin and Drew.

Our February Youth of the Month winners Noah Thomas and Bethany Habegger from Ben Davis High School.

Ms. Habegger is ranked thirteenth in her class and participates in the Executive Council of the Principal’s Leadership Council, an organization which has benefited from her hard work since 2013.  Bethany is a Key Club Officer and serves as the Media Coordinator.  Her 5 years of participation in the Ben Davis Color Guard has earned her the Captain’s title.  Ms. Habegger enjoys the community service opportunities afforded by the Interfaith Hospitality Network and the First Mennonite Church of Indianapolis.   After all of that she is dedicated to the arts and looks forward to pursuing a degree at either Indiana University or the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis.


Captain of the Ben Davis Giants football team and earning All-State in football and track and field, Mr. Thomas has not neglected his work in the classroom.  Noah earned Academic All-State status in both football and track and field.  He ranks 4th in his class and has earned the school’s top academic achievement award in each of the last 4 years and is a 3-time winner of the Mr. Giant Award.  Noah still has time for community service projects for the Chapel Rock Youth Group, Go Love Indy and various tutoring and mentoring projects.  He is looking forward to a career in aerospace engineering with a degree from Purdue University or Rose-Hulman University.

January’s Youth of the Month from Speedway High School Jenna Childress and Trevor Outlaw

Ms. Childress is ranked first in her class and will be the Valedictorian at the Speedway High School graduation this spring.  Her place on the school’s Superior Honor Roll is backed up with a Bausch and Lomb Science Award and awards as an AP Scholar with Honor and a National Merit Commended Scholar.  Jenna is an active member of the Key Club and helps secure donations for the Roland Retirement Club in Speedway.  Her good works have earned her the “Good Citizen” award from the Daughters of the American Revolution – an award she holds in high esteem.  Jenna is planning on attending Indiana University for a possible career in environmental law.


Mr. Outlaw is a long-term participant in student government at Speedway High and ranks sixth in his class.  He has been listed on the Superior Honor Roll for all 12 years of his schooling.  Trevor spends many volunteer hours with the Key Club participating in the Relay for Life and helping with the Roland Retirement Club.  He has courageously put in 24-hours during each of the last 3 years of the Relay for Life.  Trevor also works as softball umpire and helps to raise money for the local Little League.  He will be attending Georgetown University and wishes to pursue a career in political science.

December’s Youth of the Month from Covenant Christian High School Erin Stanley and Andrew Shriner

Ms. Stanley is the Vice President of the Student Council at Covenant Christian High School and ranks in the top 10 in her class.  She makes her community a better place to live by participating as a Life Group Co-leader for 8th grade girls and enthusiastically working in other areas of youth ministry.  Erin is a long-term member of the Drama Department and was challenged by her successful lead role in “Mary Poppins”.  She is a valued member of the Warrior’s 2016-17 2A State second-place volleyball team and will attend Lipscomb University for studies to support a possible career in social work and foster care.


Mr. Shriner is a member of the Student Council and is the Valedictorian at Covenant Christian High School’s graduation this Spring.  Drew spends his volunteer hours mentoring 4th and 5th grade boys and working as a Camp Counselor at Camp Allendale.  He also excels as the MVP of the Covenant Christian tennis team, earning Academic All-State accolades while being twice a city finalist.  Drew will be attending Taylor University as support for a career as a secondary teacher in English.