Ashley Heilmann, a
senior at Chesterton High School, is representing Chesterton and northwest
Indiana at the state finals for the Distinguished Young Women of Indiana
Scholarship program. She is in Kokomo, IN, this week with 21 other girls
from across the state. The theme of this week’s fun is the Roaring 20's.
learning interview skills, team building skills, touring schools, teaching
kids to "Be your best self,” and touring Kokomo businesses and hearing from
leaders of those companies, along with volunteering at many events this
will be held this Thursday, Friday and Saturday for scholarship awards. The
girls can win scholarships in Scholastics, Interview, Be Your Best Self
Expression, Essay, Fitness, and Talent.
The goal is to
allow these extremely smart, involved and talented girls showcase their
life-long hard work and dedication to school, community and a particular
talent or talents they've learned since they were young, such as piano,
dance, speed painting, dribbling a soccer ball, and singing.
Heilmann won the
at-large spot for Northwest Indiana a few months ago and is representing
Chesterton at the state finals. Awards totaling nearly $30,000 will be
presented on Saturday.
Heilmann is a
member of the CHS Sandpipers Show Choir, a National Honor Society member,
participates in German Club, was a German/American exchange student, a
member of Horticulture Club, takes voice lessons, was involved in many dance
classes growing up. She volunteers and has been working at Culver's, since
age 15, working over 20 hours a week.
She has committed
to Ball State University, with hopes of pursuing a career in teaching.