People in the News – 4/3


Rapp named Top 60 senior by Hoosier Magazine


Riley Rapp, a member of the Class 3A state champion Guerin Catholic boys basketball team, was named one of the top 60 senior boys players from the 2011-2012 season invited to participate in the 25th annual Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 Senior Workout on April 1 at Marian University in Indianapolis.

He was selected from approximately 1,600 senior players statewide. Statistical evaluation, game observation and statewide research were conducted throughout the season and the 2012 state tournament to determine Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s Top 60.

Other players from Hamilton County include Sam Curts and Ben Gardner of the Class 4A state champion Carmel Greyhounds.


NHS students win journalism awards

Ainee Jeong, from left, Brooke Denny, Kelsey Sigman and Megan Neely

Four Noblesville High School students recently won awards from the Indiana High School Press Association.

Brooke Denny, senior, won the David Adams First Amendment Award for her design and photography skills. Denny was also selected by the IHSPA as one of the best high school photographers, and participated in Super Bowl XLVI Media Day events.

Ainee Jeong, senior, was selected as one of the state’s top 10 high school journalists for 2012.

Megan Neely, senior, was named runner-up in the IHSPA First Amendment Symposium essay contest. Her essay answered the question, “Why is free expression through independent media important?”

Kelsey Sigman, junior, competed for the David Adams First Amendment Award and was named runner-up in the competition.


IHSAA commissioner speaks to chamber

IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox speaks to the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Robert Herrington)

Bobby Cox, Indiana High School Athletic Association commissioner, addressed the Noblesville Chamber members at its March membership luncheon on March 28 at Purgatory Golf Club. Cox explained the goal of the IHSAA and ways it helps its members and student athletes.

“We’re building student leaders one student at a time – that’s what we’re really about,” he said.

Cox also briefly discussed the controversial topic of class basketball, which began following the 1996-1997 season. Sixteen years since the decision, Cox said there are still “nostalgists” who would like to see the old playoff system return; however, most schools prefer class basketball.

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