2019 CIE Awards Announced

The 27th annual Committee for Integrity Enhancement Essay Awards Program was held April 15, 2019 at the Northside Middle School Auditorium. Students from all schools in Muncie and Delaware County, including private and home schools, were invited to write on the topic, “How do I demonstrate integrity in the way I give of my time, talent or money?”

 

This year 1,125 essays were submitted from 25 schools. Preliminary readers select two winners from each school. From these school winners, the committee selected the top three county winners in each division: elementary (grades 4-5), middle school (grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9-12). School winners each receive $20 for their efforts. Third-place county winners in each division receive $100, second place $150, and first place $250. Read the First Place winning essays here.

Elementary School Division winners: First place: Grier Backus, Albany Elementary (Teacher: Mrs. Hottinger; Principal: Joe Schmaltz); second: Jocelyn Moody, Albany Elementary (Teacher, Mrs. Hottinger; Principal: Joe Schmaltz); third: Anna Bowman, Yorktown Elementary (Teacher: Erin Jackson; Principal, Wesley Thornburg).

Grier Backus, Elementary Division 1st place
Jocelyn Moody, Elementary Division 2nd place
Anna Bowman, Elementary Division 3rd place

Middle School Division winners: First place: Isabel Quirk, Pope John Paul II (Teacher: Mrs. Craig; Principal: Elisha Schlabach); second: Rebekah Thorpe, Delta Middle School (Teacher, Angela Decker; Principal, Doug Marshall); third: Chloe Ashcraft, Delta Middle School (Teacher, Angela Decker; Principal, Doug Marshall).

Isabel Quirk, Middle School Division 1st place
Rebekah Thorpe, Middle School Division 2nd place
Chloe Ashcraft, Middle School Division 3rd place

High School Division winners: First place: Katie Nettrouer, Cowan Jr/Sr High School (Teacher: Dr. Amy Conrad; Principal: Patrick Bloom); second: Alana Stonewall, Heritage Hall Christian School (Teacher, Mr. Wallace; Principal, David Stein II); third: Chantel Sowers, Wes-Del High School (Teacher, Ms. Meier-Fisher; Principal, Adam Perdue).

Katie Nettrouer, High School Division 1st place
Alana Stonewall, High School Division 2nd place
Chantel Sowers, High School Division 3rd place

In addition to essay winners, each year the committee presents Personal Integrity Awards. Three individuals received this honor:

JoAnn Holbrook
Rick Kauffman
James Williams

The speaker for the 2018 Committee for Integrity Enhancement Awards Ceremony was Kelsey Timmernan, New York Times bestselling author of WHERE AM I WEARING? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes and WHERE AM I EATING? An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy, and his newest book is WHERE AM I GIVING? A Global Adventure Exploring How to Use Your Gifts and Talents to Make a Difference. He began his keynote speech by sharing the story of meeting Amilcar, the guy who made his shirt in Honduras. He reflected on how that experience helped him recognize the privilege and opportunities of his own life and how they come with the responsibility to make a positive difference for people and planet.

Kelsey emphasized that “Once we recognize the gifts others have given us, we can better understand how our gifts could help others.”

He shared his Three Giving Rules:

  1. Gratitude first, then giving.
  2. Start small. Start where you live.
  3. The best giving doesn’t cost you leaving you with less; it grows you, leaving you with more.

Thank you, Kelsey.

 

The Committee for Integrity Enhancement also has a Facebook Page. Go on and “Like” us!

Congratulations to all!

 

The Committee for Integrity Enhancement consists of local citizens working together to promote and recognize “integrity” in the lives of area residents of all ages in the Muncie/Delaware County area. The committee is supported through private community donations. For more information, or to nominate someone for the personal integrity award: Committee for Integrity Enhancement, P.O. Box 764, Muncie, Ind. 47308.

 

Photographs by Chelsy Ray

Kelsey Timmerman speaker for 2019 awards ceremony

The Committee for Integrity Enhancement presents its 27th Essay Contest Awards Program on Monday, April 15, 7:00 p.m. at Northside Middle School Auditorium. More than 1,120 Delaware County students in grades 4 through 12 wrote essays on the topic “How do I demonstrate integrity in the way I give my time, talent or money?” Winning students in the Elementary, Middle, and High School Divisions receive cash prizes: $250 for First Place; $150 for Second Place; $100 for Third Place.

C.I.E. will also present the Personal Integrity Awards recognizing Delaware County residents who have distinguished themselves as individuals of high principles and good character.

This year’s keynote speaker is Kelsey Timmerman, the New York Times Bestselling author of WHERE AM I WEARING? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes and WHERE AM I EATING? An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy. His newest book is WHERE AM I GIVING? A Global Adventure Exploring How to Use Your Gifts and Talents to Make a Difference. He has visited more than 150 universities, schools, and communities to share his stories.

Kelsey has spent the last decade helping people share their stories. His writing has appeared in publications such as the Christian Science Monitor, TIME magazine, and has aired on NPR. Kelsey is also the co-founder of the Facing Project, which seeks to connect people through stories to strengthen community. He has spent the night in Castle Dracula in Romania, played PlayStation in Kosovo, farmed on four continents, taught an island village to play baseball in Honduras, and in another life, worked as a SCUBA instructor in Key West, Florida. Whether in print or in person he seeks to connect people around the world.

Copies of his book will be available for sale and autographing following the program. The public is welcome.

Deadline for Personal Integrity Award Nominations

Since 1994, the Committee for Integrity Enhancement (CIE) has bestowed Personal Integrity Awards on adult residents of Delaware County who have demonstrated high principles and good moral fiber in their daily lives and decision-making. Personal Integrity Award recipients come from all walks of life. They are not always newsmakers, community leaders, or executives; rather, they are persons who share common, admirable qualities that are far too often overlooked in our culture. As part of our annual essay contest for students, we are also looking to identify adults who strengthen our community by demonstrating strong values and the core elements of integrity (honesty, fairness, caring and respect for others, responsible citizenship, accountability).

You may use this form (2019 PIA Nomination form) to nominate a candidate for a Personal Integrity Award, someone who serves as a shining example of integrity in daily life. Nomination forms must be completed in full (including the names of two additional references we may contact) and submitted by February 6, 2019. Recipients of the 2019 Personal Integrity Award will be announced at the Committee for Integrity Enhancement’s annual celebration on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Northside Middle School.

Mail to: Committee for Integrity Enhancement, P.O. Box 764, Muncie, IN 47308.

2018 CIE Awards Announced

The 26th annual Committee for Integrity Enhancement Essay Awards Program was held April 9, 2018 at the Northside Middle School Auditorium. Students from all schools in Muncie and Delaware County, including private and home schools, were invited to write on the topic, “How do I demonstrate integrity in the way I relate to those who are different from me?”

This year 945 essays were submitted from 25 schools with 53 teachers participating. Preliminary readers select two winners from each school. From these school winners, the committee selected the top three county winners in each division: elementary (grades 4-5), middle school (grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9-12). School winners each receive $20 for their efforts. Third-place county winners in each division receive $100, second place $150, and first place $250. Read the First Place winning essays here.

Elementary Division winners: First place, Natalie Hatton, 4th grade, Daleville Elementary (Teacher: Stacey King); second, Allie Trimble, 5th grade, Cowan Elementary (Teacher: Mrs. Goggin); third, Charity Perry, 4th grade, Yorktown Elementary (Teacher: Mrs. Reffett).

Natalie Hatton, Elementary Division 1st place
Allie Trimble, Elementary Division 2nd place
Charity Perry, Elementary Division 3rd place

Middle School Division winners: First place, Chantel Sowers, 8th grade, Wes-Del Middle School (Teacher: Mrs. Meier-Fisher); second, Bailey Thompson, 8th grade, Delta Middle School (Teacher: Angela Decker); third, Benjamin Raymond, 7th grade, Heritage Hall Middle School (Teacher: Mr. Carpenter).

Chantel Sowers, Middle School Division 1st place
Bailey Thompson, Middle School Division 2nd place
Benjamin Raymond, Middle School Division 3rd place

High School Division winners: First place, Ben Martin, 12th grade, Woodward Academy; second, Elizabeth Marshall, 10th grade, Delta High School (Teacher: Suzy Fox); third, Samantha Allen, 10th grade, Delta High School (Teacher: Suzy Fox).

Ben Martin, High School Division 1st place
Elizabeth Marshall, High School Division 2nd place
Samantha Allen, High School Division 3rd place

In addition to essay winners, each year the committee presents Personal Integrity Awards. Three individuals received this honor:

Dr. Linda Daniel –  Linda is a Doctor of Psychology.  She treats patients, and she is an educator in the Family Medical Residency Program at IUBMH. In his nomination of Linda Dr. Jeff Bird says, “She shows compassion, honesty, respect for others, and accountability in all that she does.” Linda serves in a leadership role in the Friends Memorial Church where she played a key role in saving and enhancing the pre-school program; and she is an active volunteer in our city’s Muncie Action Plan where she has helped with multiple initiatives to aid underprivileged children.

Dr. Linda Daniel

Dr. Jacqueline Hanoman – Jackie, as she is known, came to Muncie in 2004 from Venezuela where she had served as manager of a program dedicated to improving the lives of rural citizens in that country. Since then she has earned a doctoral degree from BSU, authored books, and taken concern for disadvantaged citizens of South America and South Africa. In December of 2015 Jackie was selected to be Executive Director of Muncie’s Ross Community Center, which was floundering at the time. Her nominator, Barb Stedman says, “Thanks to Jackie’s vision, energy, and relentless will to help improve the lives of others, the Ross Center is now truly the center of the Thomas Park and Avondale neighborhoods.”

Dr. Jacqueline Hanoman

Dr. Maude Jennings – A woman of three careers: 1. A registered surgical nurse in the Washington D.C. and New York areas. 2. In the late 70’s Maude moved to Muncie, earned a doctoral degree in English and Theater, and became a dynamic Assistant Professor in the English Department of BSU. 3. Upon retirement from BSU she began her third career, i.e. serving the needs of scores of people in numerous ways in the Muncie community. She has a particular passion for enriching the lives of children and adults by broadening their education beyond their experience of formal schooling. Maude shows no sign of slowing down since celebrating her 90th birthday last October.

Dr. Maude Jennings

The speaker for the 2018 Committee for Integrity Enhancement Awards Ceremony was Pastor Andre Mitchell, Senior Pastor of Deliverance Temple Church in Muncie. His keynote speech, Integrity: The Key Ingredient for Embracing Diversity, offered inspiration and encouragement and challenged the students and all attending to embrace integrity and diversity in their lives.

His key points for us to remember:

“Integrity comes from the root word integer which means whole instead of fraction. So integrity starts with personal wholeness.”

“Broken people break people. Hurting people hurt people. When people are whole they become healed people and healed people heal people.”

“When personal integrity stands side by side with diversity it’s easy to interact with those other than you because you view them as one race the human race.”

“Wholeness that stems from integrity teaches us that all differences can be embraced whether age, gender, race, or political differences because we offer others the same respect we desire ourselves.”

“Lastly, we must remember the tortoise and the hare. The hare made the tragic mistake of judging his success based on who was next to him instead of the finish line. Personal Integrity is our finish line and it becomes easy to relate to others different from us when we don’t make them our focus. Our personal focus is to be the best, most whole people we can be. That is our finish line.”

Thank you, Pastor Mitchell.

 

The Committee for Integrity Enhancement also has a Facebook Page. Go on and “Like” us!

Congratulations to all!

 

The Committee for Integrity Enhancement consists of local citizens working together to promote and recognize “integrity” in the lives of area residents of all ages in the Muncie/Delaware County area. The committee is supported through private community donations. For more information, or to nominate someone for the personal integrity award: Committee for Integrity Enhancement, P.O. Box 764, Muncie, Ind. 47308.

 

Photographs by Chelsy Ray

 

Integrity, The Key Ingredient for Embracing Diversity, Pastor Andre Mitchell

Integrity, The Key Ingredient for Embracing Diversity, Pastor Andre Mitchell

The speaker for the 2018 Committee for Integrity Enhancement Awards Ceremony was Pastor Andre Mitchell, Senior Pastor of Deliverance Temple Church in Muncie. His words offered inspiration and encouragement and challenged the students and all attending to embrace integrity and diversity in their lives.

His key points for us to remember:
“Integrity comes from the root word integer which means whole instead of fraction. So integrity starts with personal wholeness.”
“Broken people break people. Hurting people hurt people. When people are whole they become healed people and healed people heal people.”
“When personal integrity stands side by side with diversity it’s easy to interact with those other than you because you view them as one race the human race.”
“Wholeness that stems from integrity teaches us that all differences can be embraced whether age, gender, race, or political differences because we offer others the same respect we desire ourselves.”
“Lastly, we must remember the tortoise and the hare. The hare made the tragic mistake of judging his success based on who was next to him instead of the finish line. Personal Integrity is our finish line and it becomes easy to relate to others different from us when we don’t make them our focus. Our personal focus is to be the best, most whole people we can be. That is our finish line.”
Thank you, Pastor Mitchell.

A “Thank You” message to teachers, 2018 essay contest

The Committee for Integrity Enhancement essay contest would not exist without the support of the teachers of Delaware County. Please accept our sincere appreciation and thanks!

The teachers participating in the 2018 CIE Essay Contest are:

Cowan Schools Stephanie Goggin, Janet Jenkins, Ami Brown, Amy Conrad
Daleville Schools Stacey King, Mrs. Zirkle
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     Albany Elementary Ms. Iliff, Mrs. Hottinger, Mrs. Speicher, Mrs. Brand
     Royerton Elementary Miss Holdren, Mrs. Vance, Mrs. Bratton,  Mrs. Kile
     Delta Middle School Mrs. Decker
     Delta High School Mrs. Suzy Fox
Heritage Hall – Elementary Mrs. Carpenter, Miss Rapacki
     Middle School Mr. Carpenter, Mr. McKee
     High School Mrs. Winebarger, Eddie Mixell
Liberty Perry
     Selma Elementary Ms. Jackson
     Selma Middle School Mrs Milliner
Muncie Schools
     East Washington Academy Ms.  Kalbow,  Ms. Buehler,  Mrs. Stultz
     Longfellow Elementary Ms. Stuhvlak,  Mr. Mikel, Ms Britten
     North View Elementary John Lattimer
     West View Elementary Ms. Hunter,  Ms. Seale
     Northside Middle School Ms. Hiestand, Ms Koon,  Mr. Paluch
St. Mary Elementary Ms. Jessie,  Ms. Dickerson
Wes-Del
     Wes-Del Elementary Ms. Nauman, Ms. Millspaugh,  Mr. Werling,  Mr. Shaffer, Ms. Banister, Ms. Daugherty
Yorktown Elementary Ms. Logan,  Mr. Anderson, Ms. Reffett,  Mr. Voss,  Mrs. Tetrault, Ms. Jackson,  Ms. Oetting,  Mrs. Mc
Mrs. McCullaugh
Woodward Academy Dee Martin

Speaker for 2018 Awards Ceremony Announced

The speaker for the 2018 Committee for Integrity Enhancement Awards Ceremony, held April 9, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Northside Middle School auditorium, will be Pastor Andre Mitchell.

Pastor Andre Mitchell is a devoted husband and father of three who recognized the call of God upon his life at an early age. He is a gifted speaker with a passion for communicating God’s Word both through writings and oral presentations. Born in 1976 to Christian parents who nurtured him in the ways of the Lord, he attended church with his family regularly and they sent him to Christian school. In 1994, he graduated that school as the first African-American male to do so in the schools’ history. He became a youth pastor at the age of 21 and served in that capacity until on his 35th birthday when he became the senior pastor of Deliverance Temple in Muncie, Indiana. He has numerous achievements but cherishes the title as child of God above them all. He is known to his family for being loving, caring, responsible, and kind. He is known by his congregation as a servant leader, a prayer warrior, an administrator, a relevant teacher, and a fireball preacher. He is known in his community as an author, an activist, a trendsetter, an innovator, and a voice for the underprivileged. His personal life mission is to remain authentic in his Pursuit, Passion, and Portrayal of God.

www.andremitchell.com

 

2017 CIE awards announced

The 25th annual Committee for Integrity Enhancement Essay Awards Program was held on April 10, 2017 in the Northside Middle School Auditorium. Students from all schools in Muncie and Delaware County, including private and home schools, were invited to write on the topic, “Why Is It Important to Show Integrity in Working to Achieve a Difficult Goal?”

The keynote speaker for the ceremony was Robert Scaife, pastor of Union Missionary Baptist Church and former detective with the City of Muncie Police Department where he led the taskforce that focused on gang activity.

This year 1,057 essays from 32 schools were submitted. Preliminary readers select two winners from each school. From these school winners, the committee selected the top three county winners in each division: elementary (grades 4-5), middle school (grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9-12).

School winners each receive $20 for their efforts. Third-place county winners in each division receive $100, second place $150, and first place $250.

Elementary Division winners: First place, Emma Judge, 4th grade, West View Elementary (Teacher: Miss Hunter); second, Ella Pittman, Yorktown Elementary; third, Nicki Southerland, Royerton Elementary.

 

Emma Judge, 1st Place
Ella Pittman, 2nd Place
Nicki Southerland, 3rd Place

Middle School Division winners: First place, Lea Alexander, 8th grade, Yorktown Middle School (Teacher: Robert Reid); second, Brady Hunt, and third, Laura Fowler, both from Delta Middle School.

Lea Alexander, 1st Place
Brady Hunt, 2nd Place
Laura Fowler, 3rd Place

High School Division winners: First place, Matthew Zirkle, 12th grade, Heritage Hall Christian School (Teacher: Bob Winebarger); second, Ben Martin, Woodward Academy; third, Haley Bennett, Delta High School.

Matthew Zirkle, 1st Place
Ben Martin, 2nd Place
Haley Bennett, 3rd Place

In addition to essay winners, each year the committee presents Personal Integrity Awards.  Four individuals and one couple received this honor:

Roger Lavery, Dean, Ball State University College of Communications, Information and Media. Lavery was a key contributor to the Muncie-Delaware County economic development strategy, known as Vision 2016 and now Vision 2021. He serves as chair of the Image Committee with the Chamber.

Matt Luce, head basketball coach and teacher at Wapahani High School.  His nomination mentioned such attributes as “commitment to excellence, respect for others, accountability, fantastic teacher.”

David and Judi Reece, volunteers extraordinaire who have donated their time as co-chairs of Update Learning through High Street Methodist Church,  Prevent Child Abuse of Delaware County, America’s Hometown Band, VISTA (an organization that completes income taxes at no charge), and the Veterans Day Flag Celebration at Minnetrista.

Magi Sikora, CPA and certified information technology professional with Estep, Doctor and Company PC. Sikora is Board Chair of the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, board member of the Muncie YMCA, and serves at Westminster Presbyterian Church on the missions committee and as VBS director.

Tara Smalstig, general counsel with Dennis, Wenger, and Abrell.  Smalstig has served on the boards of Secret Families Christmas Charity, Muncie Children’s Museum, Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, Cornerstone Center for the Arts, Muncie YMCA, Altrusa/Athena Young Professionals, among others.

Roger Lavery
Matt Luce
David & Judi Reece

 

 

 

 

 

Magi Sikora
Tara Smalstig

 

 

 

 

 

The Committee for Integrity Enhancement also has a Facebook Page. Go on and “Like” us!

Congratulations to all!

2017 CIE Essay Winners

The Committee for Integrity Enhancement consists of local citizens working together to promote and recognize “integrity” in the lives of area residents of all ages in the Muncie/Delaware County area. The committee is supported through private community donations. For more information, or to nominate someone for the personal integrity award: Committee for Integrity Enhancement, P.O. Box 764, Muncie, Ind. 47308.

Photographs by Chelsy Ray

 

 

2016 CIE awards announced

The Committee for Integrity Enhancement’s 24th Awards Ceremony was April 11, 2016 in the Northside Middle School Auditorium.

The keynote speaker for the ceremony was Jeff Mosier, local representative for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in East Central Indiana.

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The Theme for the 2016 essay contest was “How do my beliefs and actions show my commitment to being a person of integrity.” Essays were entered from more than 850 students. Each school had two winners in each division, and overall winners were selected from school winners. Committee for Integrity Enhancement board member Brian Ramsey introduced and read portions from the essay contest winners for each division.

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Elementary: First, Lydia Coombs, Selma in Mr Faulkner’s class; second, Ryder Brown, Heritage Hall in Mrs. Smith’s class; third, Norah Quirk, St. Mary’s in Carrie Craig’s class.

Lydia Coombs
Lydia Coombs
Ryder Brown
Ryder Brown
Norah Quirk
Norah Quirk

 

 

 

 

 

Middle school: First, Alana Stonewall, Heritage Hall in Mr. Callan’s class; second, Evan Cartwright, Heritage Hall in Mr. McKee’s class; third, Emeline Thygerson, Northside in Mrs. Carr’s class.

Alana Stonewall
Alana Stonewall
Evan Cartwright
Evan Cartwright
Emeline Thygerson
Emeline Thygerson

 

 

 

 

 

High school: First, Joli Finley, Delta in Mrs. Fox’s class; second, Ben Martin, Woodward Academy in Dee Martin’s class; third, Audrey Summers, Delta in Mrs. Fox’s class.

Joli Finley
Joli Finley
Ben Martin
Ben Martin
Audrey Summers
Audrey Summers

 

 

 

 

 

Bryan Rausch, Stephen Avila, W.C. Edwards, Jason Adams, Ronald Sloan and Marvin Porter (photo unavailable) were this year’s Personal Integrity Award recipients.

Bryan Rausch
Bryan Rausch
Stephen Avila
Stephen Avila
W.C. Edwards
W.C. Edwards
Rev. Jason Adams
Rev. Jason Adams
Ronald Sloan
Ronald Sloan

 

 

 

 

 

This year’s winners of the Teachers Appreciation Awards were Maryann Foltz and Rebecca Juday.

Maryann Foltz
Maryann Foltz
Rebecca Juday
Rebecca Juday

 

 

 

 

 

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Congratulations to all!

Division 1: Elementary
Division 1: Elementary
Division 2: Middle School
Division 2: Middle School
Division 3: High School
Division 3: High School

The Committee for Integrity Enhancement consists of local citizens working together to promote and recognize “integrity” in the lives of area residents of all ages in the Muncie/Delaware County area. The committee is supported through private community donations. For more information, or to nominate someone for the personal integrity award: Committee for Integrity Enhancement, P.O. Box 764, Muncie, Ind. 47308.

Photographs by Chelsy Ray

2015 CIE awards announced

The Committee for Integrity Enhancement 23rd Awards Ceremony was held April 20, 2015, at Northside Middle School Auditorium.  The keynote speaker for the ceremony was The Honorable Brian M. Pierce, Master Commissioner over Delaware County’s Juvenile Court.  The Magistrate is appointed by the five elected judges in Delaware County. He has served in this capacity for seven years.

Magistrate Pierce stressed to the audience that it is very important that children learn integrity and respect at an early age, to avoid negative consequences in their lives. Most children appearing in his Court have not learned the importance of respecting authority, in any form.  He suggested that teaching young children respect in the way they address adults would be by the use of: Mr., Mrs., Yes, Sir, or No, Sir, etc…  (This custom was absolute in years past, but is not widely used today). Many parents and teachers do not insist on this practice at the current time; if there is a show of respect for authority, it is like stepping stones to a positive impact on the paths of our children. Children must learn there will always be someone in authority they must show respect for in order to succeed in life. Behavior is learned from our environment.  Respect is a two-way street; there must be integrity, and trust to receive and show respect.

The topic for the 2015 essay contest was “How does my response to authority (parents, teachers, police, etc.), reflect my integrity?”  Essays were received from 26 Delaware County Elementary, Middle, High and Home Schools, with 55 teachers participating.  Essays are coded prior to being given to the judges and all student information is omitted. After the judges select the winning essays, the Committee then selects the overall winners for First, Second and Third in each division, from the two finalist from each school.  Then, only after all selections have been made, are the codes matched and the names of the students are revealed. Each participating school has two winners in each division. All participants receive a certificate of participation, and in addition to the certificate, the finalists from each school receive a plaque and a monetary gift.

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Names of Elementary Essay Winners: First Place: Benjamin Stanley, St. Mary’s Elemetary, teacher Carrie Craig – Grade 5; Second Place: Rachel Zimmers, Daleville Elementary, teacher Mr. Middleton – Grade 5; Third Place:  Haley Blanchard, Storer Elementary, teacher Amanda Seal – Grade 5.

Benjamin Stanley
Benjamin Stanley
Rachael Zimmers
Rachael Zimmers
Haley Blanchard
Haley Blanchard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Middle School Essay Winners: First Place: Douglas McDaniel, Delta Middle School, teacher Mrs. Decker’s – 8th Grade;  Second place: Hannah Smith, Heritage Hall, teacher Roy Callan – 8th Grade; Third Place: Kayla Hicks, Delta Middle School, teacher Mrs. Decker – 8th Grade.

Douglas McDaniel
Douglas McDaniel
Hannah Smith
Hannah Smith
Kayla Hicks
Kayla Hicks

 

 

 

 

 

 

High School Essay Winners: First Place: Ben Martin, Woodward Academy, teacher Dee Martin – 9th Grade; Second Place: Jessica Munson, Yorktown High School, teacher Wendy Jones – 10th Grade; Third Place: Drew Bond, Heritage Hall, teacher Mr. Winebarger – 12th grade.

Ben Martin
Ben Martin
Jessica Munson
Jessica Munson
Drew Bond
Drew Bond

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to the essay contest the Committee awards Personal Integrity and Teacher Appreciation Awards. Sue Dalton, Bobbi Leaird, Barbara Stedman and Jeff Tingler were this year’s Personal Integrity Award recipients.

Sue Dalton
Sue Dalton
Bobbi Leaird
Bobbi Leaird
Barbara Stedman
Barbara Stedman
Jeff Tingler
Jeff Tingler

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year’s winners of the Teachers Appreciation Awards were John Kelly, 5th grade teacher at Royerton Elementary and Jeremy Middleton, 5th grade teacher at Daleville Elementary. (Photos not available)

The Committee for Integrity Enhancement consists of local citizens working together to promote and recognize “integrity” in the lives of area residents of all ages in the Muncie/Delaware County area. The Chairman of the 2015 Committee is Mary Ann Stroeh.  The committee is supported through private community donations.  For more information, or to nominate someone for the teacher or personal integrity award, please send your request or suggestions to Committee for Integrity Enhancement, P. O. Box 764, Muncie IN 47308.