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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

2014 CIE awards announced

Committee for Integrity Enhancement Announces 2014 Winners

Gary Varvel
Gary Varvel

The Committee for Integrity Enhancement 22th Awards Ceremony was held April 21, 2014, at Northside Middle School Auditorium.  The keynote speaker for the Ceremony was editorial cartoonist Gary Varvel. Gary’s message for the evening began: “Humor is not always the goal of the cartoonist, presenting the topic with fact and truth is.”  He displayed some of his more prominent cartoons for the young audience, teachers and parents to understand the integrity in each one. He expressed his opinion by drawing the event as a cartoon, for example, the World Trade Center tragedy, the success of capturing Bin Laden, Suddam Hussein, an eye for an eye.  He mentioned Teddy Roosevelt as saying we can afford to differ on many things, with the exception of honesty. Mr. Varvel’s main focus on closing was that to be successful, you must keep trying, DON’T QUIT, have confidence and passion for what you do and have “Fire in Your Belly” for your career of choice, whatever that may be.

The topic for the 2014 student essay contest this year was “How Can I Show Integrity in the Way I Express My Opinions?”  887 essays were received from Delaware County elementary, middle, high school and home schools. Essays were coded prior to being given to the judges and students’ names were omitted. After the judges selected the winning essays, the Committee members awarded the overall winners for First, Second and Third in each division, from the two finalist from each school. Only then were the codes matched and the names of the students revealed.

Each participating school had two winners in each division. All participants received a certificate of participation. The top two students in their respective division received $20. The overall winners in each division received a plaque and a 1st Place prize of $150, 2nd place prize of $100 and a 3rd place prize of $75.

In addition to the essay contest, the Committee awards Personal Integrity and Teacher Appreciation Awards.

The Committee for Integrity Enhancement is made 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.  Follow CIE on their Facebook Page.

The Chairman of the 2014 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.

Elementary Winners: First Place: Brady Hunt, Royerton Elem.– Mrs. Christopher’s Grade 5. Second Place: Joey Scholl, Storer Elem. – Erin Jackson’s Grade 4. Third Place: Javin Kile, Albany Elem. – Mr. Richey’s Grade 4.

Brady Hunt
Brady Hunt
Joey Scholl
Joey Scholl
Javin Kile
Javin Kile

 

 

 

 

 

 

Middle School Winners: First Place: Kennedy Little, Northside – Mrs. Turner’s Grade 6. Second place: Hannah Smith, Heritage Hall – Mr. Winebarger’s Grade 7. Third Place: Kassidy Koch, Home School Higher Ground Academy, Tammy Koch’s Grade 7

Kennedy Little
Kennedy Little
Hannah Smith
Hannah Smith
Kassidy Koch
Kassidy Koch

 

 

 

 

 

 

High School Winners: First Place: Anna Groover, Delta – Suzy Fox’s Grade 10. Second Place: Konner Koch, Home School Higher Ground Academy, Tammy Koch’s Grade 9. Third Place: Drew Bond, Heritage Hall, Mr. Winebarger’s Grade 11

Anna Groover
Anna Groover
Konnor Koch
Konnor Koch
Drew Bond
Drew Bond

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher Appreciation Award Winners: Elementary: Christine Holdren, Selma. Middle School: Carrie Milliner, Selma. High School: Suzy Fox, Delta

Christine Holdren
Christine Holdren
Carrie Milliner
Carrie Milliner
Suzy Fox
Suzy Fox

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal Integrity Award Winners: Dr. Michael and Laura Williamson created the Cancer Survivor Choir, serve as Autism Counselors and participate in The Civic Theater. Cornelius Dollison, President of Whitely Community Council and works with the Buley Center. Tim Cleland, Delta High School Teacher and Tennis Coach.

Michael & Laura Williamson
Michael & Laura Williamson
Cornelius Dollison
Cornelius Dollison
Tim Cleland
Tim Cleland

2013 CIE awards announced

The Committee for Integrity Enhancement 21st Awards’ Ceremony was held April 22, 2013, at Northside Middle School Auditorium.  The keynote speaker for the ceremony was Kelsey Timmerman, local author and world traveler, who has presented his message that we should all aware of our environment and what we are eating and wearing to schools and colleges around the globe.  His books include: Where Am I Wearing and Where Am I Eating.

His interest began when he noticed that his underwear was made in Nicaragua. He traveled there and learned the manufacturer’s employees made only $1.00 (one dollar) per day for working in the clothing factories.  He then traveled to other countries and learned the same thing was going on there and the countries were all in poverty.  He met many interesting people and began writing his books to make others aware of these conditions.

The theme for the essay contest this year was “How Can I Demonstrate Integrity through My Responsible Use of the World’s Resources?”  Twelve Hundred and thirty-five (1,235), essays were received from Delaware County Elementary, Middle, High, and Home Schools.  When essays are received they are coded and names and schools are omitted from the essays when they are given to the preliminary judges.  After these judges have finished reading the essays and have chosen two school winners, the Committee for Community Enhancement selects the final division winners.   The codes are then matched to the essays to reveal the names of the students and their respective schools.  Each participating school had two winners in each division.  The overall winners were then selected from the two finalists in each division. All participants receive a certificate of participation.  The top two students in their respective division receive $20.  The overall winners in each division receive a plaque and a 1st Place prize of$150, 2nd place prize of $100 and a 3rd place prize of $75.

The winners of this year’s contest are:

Division Winners
2013 Essay Contest Winners
Place
 
Grade
 
School
Elementary Division 
Nora Bauer
1st
 
5th
 
St. Mary’s Catholic
 
Logan Swallow
2nd
 
5th
 
Selma Elementary
 
Gabriel Proctor
3rd
 
5th
 
Heritage Hall Christian
Middle – Division ll
Max Nettrouer
1st
 
6th
 
Cowan Elementary
 
Chloe Davis
2nd
 
6th
 
Delta Middle
 
Kassidy Koch
3rd
 
6th
 
Higher Ground Academy
High -Division lll
Emmy Rawson
1st
 
11th
 
Muncie Central
 
Nathan Hahn
2nd
 
10th
 
Delta High
 
Macy Whitehair
3rd
 
9th
 
Delta High
Personal Integrity
Bob Ball
 
 
 
 
 
 
Todd Castor
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sheila DeCaroli
 
 
 
 
 
 
Richard Shirey
 
 
 
 
 
Teachers Honored
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elementary
Debbie Christopher
 
 
 
 
Royerton Elementary
Middle
Mark McKee
 
 
 
 
Heritage Hall Christian
High School
Victoria Marcus
 
 
 
 
Southside High

The Committee for Integrity Enhancement is made 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 Committee this year is Joe Schmaltz.  The committee is supported through private community donations.  For more information on the Committee for Integrity Enhancement, please send your request or suggestions to   P. O. Box 764, Muncie IN.  47308.

Jeff Shore, Daleville, Indiana is the photographer, and the committee wishes to thank him for his many years of dedicated service to the committee.

Nathan Hahn
Nathan Hahn
Max Nettrouer
Max Nettrouter
Kassidly Koch
Kassidy Koch
Gabriel Proctor
Gabriel Proctor
Emmy Rawson
Emmy Rawson
Chloe Davis
Chloe Davis
Nora Bauer
Nora Bauer
Logan Swallow
Logan Swallow
Victoria Marcus
Teacher Award
Victoria Marcus
Todd Castor
Personal Integrity Award
Todd Castor
Sheila DeCaroli
Personal Integrity Award
Sheila DeCaroli
Richard Shirey
Personal Integrity Award
Richard Shirey
Mark McKee
Teacher Award
Mark McKee
Macy Whitehair
Macy Whitehair
Debbie Christopher
Teacher Award
Debbie Christopher
Bob Ball
Personal Integrity Award
Bob Ball

 

2012 CIE Awards announced

From the Star Press Article:

The Committee for Integrity Enhancement 20th Awards Ceremony was April 23 in the Northside Middle School auditorium.

Keynote speaker for the ceremony was Mary Dollison, co-founder of Motivate Our Minds (MOMs) and winner of many awards including Sagamore of the Wabash, and The Star Press Person of the Year, as well as a past winner of the Personal Integrity Award.

This year’s Personal Integrity Award winners were Pastor Jim Ballinger, Harris Chapel Nazarene Church; Ken Briner, a retiree from Muncie Power Products; and Tony Rolli, Disaster Relief and Secret Families.

Recipients of the Teacher Appreciation Awards were: Elementary, Carolyn Shelton, Royerton Elementary School; middle school, Tammy Underwood, Cowan Junior-Senior High School; and high school, Bob Winebarger, Heritage Hall Christian School.

More than 900 Delaware County elementary, middle, high school and homeschool students entered the essay contest, the theme for which was “How can I demonstrate integrity through my service to others.” Each participating school had two winners in each division. The overall winners were then selected from the two finalists in each division.

All essay contest participants receive certificates of participation. The top two students in their respective division received $10. The overall winners in each division received a plaque and a prize of $150 for first place, $100 for second or $75 for third.

Overall winners for the essay contest were:

Elementary: First, Marla Isaacson, Heritage Hall; second, Jennalyn Selvey, Albany Elementary School; third, Laura White, Albany Elementary School.

Middle school: First, Jacob Brewer, Delta Middle School; second, Danica Fultz, Selma Middle School; third, Ben Martin, Heritage Hall.

High school: First, Karly Koch, Higher Ground Academy (homeschool); second, Fabian House, Central High School; third, Collin Bond, Heritage Hall.

The Committee for Integrity Enhancement is made up of local citizens working together to promote and recognize integrity in the lives of Delaware County residents of all ages. Chairman of the committee is Joe Schmaltz. The committee is supported through private community donations.