Crawfordsville Student Awarded Outstanding Acheivement Award

To assist middle school students in getting a head start on their journey toward higher education, the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) offers the Outstanding Achievement Award, recognizing 500 exceptional NJHS students in the U.S. with $500 to be placed in a college savings fund.

Emery Allen, Crawfordsville, Ind. resident and Indiana Connections Academy eighth-grader, recently won the 2022 National Junior Honor Society Outstanding Achievement Award, representing the Indiana Connections Academy NJHS chapter. Allen was one of only nine students in Indiana to earn this recognition! Emery received $500 in a 529 college savings account and a medallion.

The National Junior Honor Society includes students in grades six – nine who have demonstrated the five pillars of the NJHS. Qualifications for membership include:


Per national guidelines, students must have a cumulative GPA of 85, B, 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent standard of excellence.


This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, without compensation.


Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.


The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record.


The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic engagement; has high regard for freedom and justice; respects democracy; respects the law for all citizens at the local, state, and federal levels; and demonstrates mature participation and responsibility in activities such as scouting, community organizations, or school clubs

Indiana Connections Academy provides students with the continuous support of highly-skilled teachers and a curriculum that focuses on both academics and helping to build fundamental life skills. This combination fosters an environment for students to gain the confidence they need to thrive in today’s modern world. With the ability to work anywhere in Indiana as long as there is an internet connection, students hail from small and large cities in Indiana – including Evansville, Fort Wayne, Franklin, Indianapolis, Martinsville, Shelbyville, South Bend and more. Over the last ten years, more than 4,000 students have received a diploma from Indiana Connections Academy.