Two outstanding student athletes win Greencastle Chamber honors

Saturday, May 31, 2014
Andrew Howard receiving his plaque from Beth Flint of the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce and his $250 scholarship from Megan Tucker of the Teacher's Credit Union. (Banner Graphic/JAY LOCKETT)

Andrew Howard is very accomplished when it comes to achievements at Cloverdale High school.

His 3.88 GPA has landed him seventh out of his class at Cloverdale.

He has been student of the month, made honor roll, made the Acedemic Al WCC (two years), and been awarded the P.E.D.A.L. award. All this while playing three years of football, four years of baseball and while winning All WCC for his play in football.

Tammy Amor presents Bethany Joy Wiatt with her 2014 Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Student Athlete of the Year Award as well as her $250 scholarship from Teacher's Credit Union. (Banner Graphic/JAY LOCKETT)

Now Howard can add a prestigious award to his already impressive Cloverdale resume.

He has been awarded the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Putnam County Senior Athlete Award.

Presented to a boy and girl student athlete in the Putnam county area, the award signifies excellence in both athletics and academic pursuits. The award also comes with a $250 dollar scholarship.

"It makes me feel special to know that so many people in the community feel that I deserve this," Howard said.

His community knows that Howard is very active. He is in the National Art Society, student council, and is an ambassador for Cloverdale.

Representing North Putnam High school, Bethany Joy Wiatt is the recipient of the award for her accomplishments in volleyball, basketball, and track for four years.

Wiatt has been an Indiana Elite All-Star during her junior and senior years and has been named All-Putnam County and All-WCC in both basketball and volleyball.

Her 3.51 GPA nets her 23rd in the class ranking at North Putnam and the senior has been on Acedemic Honor roll for all four years at North Putnam.

Wiatt's 12 varsity letters came while she participated in IHSAA Leadership, Pep club, while she volunteers at the Russellville Community Center and the Montgomery County Humane Society.

Wiatt is also a member at Russellville Comunity Church.

"The scholarship is going to help because I have a twin brother and we both want to go to college," Wiatt said. "There are so many good athletes in the county."

Putnam County is glad to have such examples of academic greatness and they will surely be missed in the high school community.

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