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Beech Grove, Indiana

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Emily Leak Receives Cato Scholarship

Beech Grove, IN. (April 6, 2019) IBG — Emily Leak of Beech Grove High School is among 13 senior student-athletes who will receive C. Eugene Cato Memorial scholarship awards next month. The awards, announced by the Indiana High School Athletic Association, honor seniors for being role models and demonstrating excellence in academics, school and community involvement and character, sportsmanship and citizenship.

Cato scholarship winner Emily Leak, second from right, is at Beech Grove High School’s swim team senior night with sister Erika and parents Jeff and Val Leak. Photo: Hornet Blast Newsletter

Each senior will receive a $2,500 scholarship and be recognized May 10 at the Crane Bay event center in downtown Indianapolis as part of the Thomas A. Brady sports achievement awards established by Methodist Sports Medicine.

Leak was involved with the high school’s student leadership team that promoted Beech Grove’s Riley Children’s Hospital dance marathon and Special Olympics through Champions Together. She also helped organize a blood draw at BGHS. She also serves as president of BGHS’ senior class, student leadership team, National Honors Society and Spanish Honor Society.

Leak has lettered 10 times by playing volleyball for two years, swimming for four years and track and field for four years. She has a 3.987 GPA.

The memorial scholarship awards are sponsored by Methodist Sports Medicine, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Fever, Indiana Pacers, Sport Graphics, Inc., and WTHR‐13 in partnership with the IHSAA and IHSAA Foundation.

The scholarship program is named in tribute to the late IHSAA commissioner C. Eugene Cato who led the IHSAA from 1983 to 1995 and served as assistant commissioner from 1976 to 1983.

SOURCE: Hornet Blast Newsletter
SOURCE: The Southsider Voice

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Beech Grove Library Renovations Complete

Beech Grove, IN. (April 4, 2019) IBG — A larger children’s area, increased patron seating, and creation of a single entrance point are among the features of the newly-renovated Beech Grove Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, 1102 Main Street in Beech Grove, Indiana.

The $151,000 project involved adding space to the children’s area by reallocating under-utilized staff rooms and moving the Library’s interior entrance closer to the entrance to the building most used by patrons. It results in a single welcoming and monitoring point for the information and circulation desk.

Not counting public computer areas, seating within the branch is expanding from 48 to 66 seats. Power outlets for personal devices have been added to study tables. New digital signage will inform patrons about upcoming Library activities.

Shelving has been reorganized and shelving heights have been lowered to increase the openness of the 33,000-square-foot facility.

To learn more about the Beech Grove Branch and its programs and services, call 317-275-4560 or visit indypl.org/locations/beech-grove.

SOURCE: The Weekly View

Monday, April 1, 2019

Offensive Line Josh Fryar in top five

Beech Grove, IN. (April 1, 2019) IBG — Offensive lineman Josh Fryar was one of 247Sports' top five offensive performers at Sunday's Opening Regional in Ohio. Fryar, a center by trade, kicked outside to tackle and showed he could play there too.

He is a good athlete with solid strength already and competes hard. He has offers from Ohio State, Michigan, Indiana, Purdue, Michigan State, Wisconsin and more.

SOURCE: 24/7 Sports

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Matt English Foundation presents awards

Beech Grove, IN. (March 31, 2019) IBG — Center Grove senior Ben Nicoson is the first recipient of the “We before me” award from the Matt English Foundation. The first award honors Nicoson for launching and raising $22,000 with the Hoops for Haskins drive for funds donated to the Rashawn Haskins family.

Nicoson, left, is with Indianapolis mayor Joe Hogsett.

Haskins was a senior Southport High school student-athlete who was killed late last year in a traffic accident in Greenwood. The award was presented at the 73rd annual Kiwanis Indiana high school basketball state finals awards luncheon presented by Pacers Sports & Entertainment on the Southside at Primo’s.

Beech Grove Staff wins award

Two Beech Grove High School staff members Brie Fangman, BGHS teacher and cheerleader coach, and athletic director Garret Daniel, receive “We before me” awards from Angela English, widow of Matt English.

Brie Fangman, left photo Garret Daniel, right photo

The awards were presented during the annual winter sports award program. Fangman brought a BGHS chair and placed his trademarks, a hard hat and lunch pail, on the chair at each boys’ basketball road and home games.

SOURCE: The Southsider Voice