Ethan Roos, a senior at Heritage Hills High School and the son of Dan and Krista Roos, was one of 50 students in the state recently recognized as an Academic All-Star Regional Honoree, a program of the Indiana Association of School Principals.
The students were selected from a field of 280 outstanding nominees from the state’s private and public accredited schools.
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.
Ethan’s club participation throughout high school included the Riley Dance Marathon Executive Committee, Student Council, Natural Helpers and Beta Club. He served as Class President and was a member of the Patriot swim team. His awards and honors include 2019 American Legion Samsung National Scholar, Spencer County Lilly Scholar, Indiana University Wells Scholar, 2019 Indiana Association of Principals Rising Star, Heritage Hills Academic Top 10%, 2019 American Legion Hoosier Boys State Governor, and 2019 American Legion Boys National Senator.
Ethan was very involved in 4-H acheiving 10-year 4-H member, 2018 4-H National Congress Youth Leadership Team member, Indiana State Fair Youth Leadership Conference Delegate coordinator, 4-H Junior Leader, and 4-H Camp counselor.
He also received 2018 Deaconess Health Science Institute Most Outstanding Student, Patriot Award, 2019 Inter-Disciplinary Academic Bowl state runner-up team member, Optimist Speech Contest State finalist, member of 2018 and 2019 State Swimming Relay Teams, and Riley Dance Marathon Top Individual Fundraiser. He was crowned 2020 basketball Homecoming king, created the Aurora Children’s Crusade Against Homelessness, and he volunteers at food banks, Ronald McDonald House and the Ohio River Sweep.
After graduation he wants to obtain a degree in Neuroscience while pursuing interests in Public Policy, Political Science and Business en route to attending medical school and becoming a practicing surgeon.
The Academic All-Star 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.