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Chad Ryan | The Journal Gazette
Andrew Hoch works with his kindergarten class at Lincoln Elementary School.

Teacher honor roll/education notebook

Andrew Hoch

School: Lincoln Elementary School/Fort Wayne Community Schools

Grade/subject taught: Kindergarten

Education: FWCS and Taylor University

Born and raised: Fort Wayne

Hometown: Fort Wayne

Family: Gorgeous wife and three beautiful daughters.

Last book read: “How to Talk to Kids so They Will Listen, and How to Listen so They Will Talk” by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Favorite teacher: Mom and Dad

Favorite class: Math

Favorite teaching moment: When students realize that learning is not something they have to do, but something they love to do.

Advice for the future: It is always right to do what is right.

Nominated by: Rich and Elizabeth Dickmeyer

Reason for nomination: “We would like to nominate Mr. Hoch because he has a genuine care and passion for each student in his classroom. He constantly goes the extra mile to meet each child’s needs. Mr. Hoch has fueled my daughter’s fire to learn. Not a day goes by that she isn’t excited to be at school and learn. Mr. Hoch is the true definition of a teacher. He has a heart of gold, the knowledge of child development, and the desire to teach. I hope all of my children have the chance to be influenced by Mr. Hoch.”


•The Canterbury High School Speech team competed at the IHSFA State Tournament at Fishers High School and was awarded first place in the Class A division. The team was led to victory by the performances of junior Sannidhi Shukla in radio, sophomore Aashka Piprottar in oratorical declamation, sophomore Hannah Babcock in both impromptu and original oratory, sophomore Rebecca Alifimof f in impromptu, and junior Aliza Adhami in foreign extemporaneous speaking.

Bailey Miller, a Homestead High School senior, recently received a 2014-15 NSLI for Youth scholarship that will allow him to study Russian in Russia this summer through the American Councils for International Education.

•Several local students recently received $1,000 scholarships from the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program: Audi Jones, Wayne High School; Adelaide Reimbold, Bishop Luers High School, Salem Albayyari, Northrop High School; Troy Kravig, Concordia Lutheran High School; Armando Luja Salmeron, New Haven High School; Estrella Romero, North Side High School; Nicholas Miles, Bishop Dwenger High School; Isabelle Herman, South Side High School.

Lauryn E’leesia Jones, of Concordia Lutheran High School, was recognized as a youth humanitarian by the American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana.

Scholarships and internships

•The Indiana Homeland Security Foundation is accepting applications for nine “Secure Indiana” scholarships for high school and college students attending Indiana colleges and who volunteer for a local public safety organization. If you are interested in submitting an application, contact council coordinator Mary Fields at The deadline for applications is July 1.

•Questa Education Foundation is offering an exclusive application period for Ivy Tech students for the Questa Scholars Program low interest forgivable loan. Application period ends Sunday. For application and more details please visit Questa Education Foundation website at


•The New Haven Chamber of Commerce will celebrate East Allen County Schools’ 50th birthday with a celebration at 5 p.m. June 16 at the administration building, 1240 Indiana 930E, New Haven. RSVPs are required to attend. Call the Chamber Office at 749-4484 or email Reservations must be made today.

•Canterbury School, 5601 Covington Road, will host Camp Invention from 9 a.m. to 3:30 June 23 to 27. Children in grades 1 to 6 for the 2014-15 school year will experience inquiry-based learning through fun activities that will help them unleash their creative genius. Camp tuition is $230. Register online at

•Students going into grades 8 to 12 can explore five high-demand health care career fields at the Dental Education, Nursing, and Radiology exploration camp, happening July 7 to 18 at IPFW. There is no charge to attend the camp, but students must be able to attend all 10 days. The registration deadline is Friday. For registration information or other details, contact the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at 481-6608 or dma

Ivy Tech

•From 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. June 24, the Ashley Community Center, 500 S. Gonsor Ave., Ashley, will host an open house and breakfast for Ivy Tech Community College Northeast. The open house will allow area employers to learn more about the degree and certificate programs at Ivy Tech Northeast. To RSVP for the event, contact Tanya Young at or 480-4196.

•Middle school students ages 11 to 14 are invited to attend Ivy Tech’s Adventure and Imagination Summer STEM camp from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 23 to 27 and July 21 to 25. The cost is $149 for one week or $298 for both weeks. Contact Provi Mayo at 480-2070 or for more information.

•South Side Fest will be held June 27 and 28. A five-on-five basketball tournament will be at 1 p.m. June 27 at Youth for Christ’s Primetime Community Center, 3701 S. Calhoun St. All other events including a car, truck and motorcycle show and dance competition will be at the Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus, 7602 Patriot Crossing.

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