MERRILLVILLE | Nineteen Merrillville High School students were recently inducted into the iPatch program.
Students can earn an iPatch distinction by excelling in the areas of participation, attendance, triumph, compliance and helpfulness each semester.
Honorees include seniors Bianca Cardenas, Cassie Govert, Christa Martin, Megan Austin, Nadia Duke, Paige Mills and Raelyn Nikole Greene; juniors Angelica Navarro, Moniel Sanders, Christian Espino, David Lewis, Huldah Ohiani-Jegede, Jenna Jurczyk, Kayla Grant and Khandi King; sophomores Antonio Cornelius and Marlana de Morales Emiliano; and freshmen Ashei Hunt and Leah Ray.
Participation is measured by student activity in clubs, ROTC fine arts and/or athletics, for instance, while triumph requires a grade point average of at least 3.0 or a teacher recommendation.
Rewards for iPatch honors include gift certificates, Pirate gear, photo recognition, five extra minutes of lunch break for a week and nomination as Student of the Year.