Ally Furnish honored as ‘Academic All Star’


Switzerland County High School senior Allison Furnish has been honored by the Indiana Association of School Principals as a Regional 2020 Indiana Academic All-Star, a program of the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP). In addition, 50 other students were recognized as Academic All-Star Regional Honorees.

  Academic All-Star distinction recognizes seniors who excel in the classroom first and foremost, but who also are actively involved in their schools and communities, and take on leadership roles in those activities. The program is produced by the Indiana Association of School Principals, with support provided by DePauw University, Indiana University Bloomington, and Purdue University, along with corporate partner Herff Jones.

  The IASP Indiana Academic All-Stars program salutes academic excellence in the same manner that student athletes traditionally are honored. By providing a showcase for academically talented seniors, the sponsoring organizations hope to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Give academic achievement the prestige it deserves

  • Motivate students to recognize the value of academic excellence; 

  • Provide students with an incentive for academic achievement, and 

  • Promote a positive image of Indiana’s young people.

  Each public and private high school accredited by the Indiana Department of Education may nominate one senior for consideration as an Indiana Academic All-Star. From these nominees, a selection committee chose the Regional winners (representing five regions in Indiana) and the 40 Indiana Academic All-Stars.

  Selection of the school’s nominee is based upon the following considerations:

  • A mathematical formula that combines the SAT or ACT composite score and the seven-semester grade-point average; and

  • Academic achievements and honors, academic courses and academic extracurricular activities.

  • Other extracurricular activities, community service and leadership qualities.

  Ally is the daughter of Raymond and Stephanie Furnish.