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Noblesville HS Senior Recognized by Governor for Excellence in Science

(Photo courtesy of Governor Holcomb’s office)
NHS senior Allison Maskew (second from left) poses with Indiana State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell (left), Governor Eric Holcomb and Indiana Secretary of Education Dr. Katie Jenner.

A Noblesville High School senior, Allison Maskew, got the opportunity of a lifetime to meet Governor Eric Holcomb and receive recognition for her outstanding efforts in science. Her visit came as part of the Governor’s effort to promote and reward STEM learning across Indiana.

Governor Holcomb, Indiana Secretary of Education Dr. Katie Jenner and Indiana Treasurer Kelly Mitchell welcomed the four members of the 2022 Governor’s STEM Team to the Indiana Statehouse where they honored outstanding high school students for their exceptional efforts in science, technology, engineering and math.

“The four students selected for our STEM Team represent Hoosier innovation and hard work at its finest,” said Gov. Holcomb. “Each student is already making incredible contributions to their communities and will continue to lead the way as careers in science, technology, engineering and math grow rapidly in Indiana.”

As part of their selection as members of the Governor’s STEM Team, each student receives a $1,000 scholarship deposit into an Indiana CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings plan, administered by Treasurer Kelly Mitchell, and a letterman jacket identifying them as members of the Governor’s STEM Team.

“These students are a prime example of why it is absolutely essential for students to have increased access and opportunity to explore, engage, and experience STEM education beginning at an early age,” said Dr. Jenner. “Allison, Rama, Siya and Matthew each highlighted the impact of this early access to STEM, as well as how specific teachers and adult mentors in their lives really helped open doors of opportunity for their future.”

(Photo courtesy of Governor Holcomb’s office)
Governor’s STEM Team members (from left to right) Allison Maskew (science), Matthew Liu (math), Rama Khabbaz (technology) and Siya Goel (engineering) pose for a photo with Indiana Treasurer Kelly Mitchell, Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Secretary of Education Dr. Katie Jenner. As STEM Team members, they each receive a $1,000 deposit into an Indiana CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings plan.

The four members of the 2022 Governor’s STEM Team are:

  • Science: Allison Maskew, Noblesville High School, Noblesville
  • Technology: Rama Khabbaz, Valparaiso High School, Valparaiso
  • Engineering: Siya Goel, West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School, West Lafayette
  • Mathematics: Matthew Liu, Columbus North High School, Columbus

In addition to the four members selected for the Governor’s STEM Team, 12 students received honorable mentions:

Science:

  • Rishi Rao, Columbus North High School, Columbus
  • Katelyn Roseberry, Mississinewa High School, Gas City
  • Malia Sanghvi, Homestead Senior High School, Fort Wayne

Technology:

  • Tanya Datta, Penn High School, Mishawaka
  • Vinay Krishnan, Fishers High School, Fishers
  • Alexandra Tauriainen, Lawrence Central High School, Indianapolis

Engineering

  • Evan Carr, Columbus North High School, Columbus
  • Katie Essex, Southport High School, Southport
  • Brayden Gogis, Franklin Central High School, Indianapolis

Mathematics

  • Logan Moore, DeKalb High School, Waterloo
  • Paul Ulrich, Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities, Muncie
  • Madelyn Zavada, Penn High School, Mishawaka