Plymouth High School Students Recognized for Academic Accomplishments

Several Plymouth High School students were recognized for their academic accomplishments during last week’s school board meeting.

Superintendent Andy Hartley told board members that senior Loren Mattern has received a QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship. “There are lots of complexities that go into that,” he explained, “but the long story made short is that she’s earned a scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania with a direct admission to the Wharton School of Business. And she’s the first PHS student to earn that award, and so our congratulations go out to her and her family, as well as all of her teachers.” School officials say the program pairs high-achieving, low-income high school seniors with full scholarships to some of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges.

During last week’s school board meeting, Hartley also recognized a few members of the junior class. “We have had four students at the high school recognized recently from the Indiana Association of School Principals, Annalise Barden, Jackson Lee, Julia Patrick, and Samantha Zechiel, as rising stars in academics,” he said. “They were nominated by the school and recognized by that association of principals, and we’re proud of their efforts and accomplishments.”

School officials say all four of them hold a GPA above 4.0, and all are ranked in the top five of their class.