ZCHS scores big in national survey


Commentary by Brian Kelly and Steve Greenberg

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to any of us that Zionsville Community High School is a highly regarded secondary-education institution. Still, it’s cause to celebrate when you find out that ZCHS is ranked No. 1 among the comprehensive high schools in Indiana, and No. 5 among all high schools in the Hoosier State in a listing titled Most Challenging High Schools. So says the Washington Post, which reviewed qualifications for more than 22,000 high schools nationally. Zionsville Community Schools points out that the high school’s ranking primarily is based on the percentage of graduates who have taken at least one advance-placement exam as the measure of rigor. We offer our congratulation on the lofty achievement. Others in our midst also were ranked in the top 20 for Indiana: Fishers High School, No. 7; Carmel High School, No. 9; Hamilton Southeastern High School, No. 10; and Westfield High School, No. 17. That sort of performance speaks volumes about the quality of education across the northern suburban communities. For more information, please visit apps.washingtonpost.com/local/highschoolchallenge.

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May 17 and 18 bring two signature events to town, and we hope you’ll attend one or both. Market Eve is Friday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $40 at the door, $35 in advance. Highlights will be live music by Dave and Rae, as well as Z’Beer and Wine Garden, where select Indiana brewers, wineries and wine stores will be sampling their offerings. The next day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. brings the 28th renewal of the fabulous Zionsville Brick Street Market, for which there is no charge for admission. The market, a juried arts-and-craft event, features 180 dealers from Indiana and surrounding states, family entertainment and more. For more information, visit zionsvillechamber.org.



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