March 3, 2017


In this week’s Hot Topics, we highlight three-time Olympic
hurdler Terrance Trammell’s visit to Arsenal Technical High School, Rep. Andre
Carson’s Youth Opportunity Fair, and more.


Youth Opportunities Fair Offers Options to Students, Parents

On Monday, March 6, Rep. André Carson will host his fourth-annual Youth
Opportunities Fair
from noon to 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 40 E. St.
Clair St.


The goal of the fair is to provide students and parents
with a variety of year-round summer break options for rewarding and safe
activities, job opportunities for teens and young adults, as well as
internships and volunteer opportunities. Local service providers and other
groups will also be in attendance.


The fair, which is free and open to the public, is held in
cooperation with EmployIndy, JAG Indiana, the Marion County Commission on Youth
and the Indianapolis Public Library. For more information, call


Olympic Hurdler Terrance Trammell Visits Arsenal Tech

The Athletic Department at Arsenal Technical High School
is hosting “Brunch With a Champion,” a fundraiser for the school’s track team
on April 9.Terrance Tremmell


Scheduled at noon inside the R.D. Behlmer Gymnasium, 1500
E. Michigan St., the event will feature breakfast and photos with three-time
U.S. Olympic Hurdler Terrance Trammell.


Admission is $20 per person and tickets can be purchased
at www.iatccc.org. For additional
information, contact Tyrelle Collins at 317.201.3336 or collintj@myips.org.


IPS Students Named Rising Stars

The Indiana Association of School Principals has released
the names of the 2017
Rising Stars of Indiana
. Indiana high schools were invited to recognize up
to four juniors for their outstanding academic achievement. Students will be honored
during a luncheon later this spring.


IPS students recognized include:


  • Arsenal Technical
    High School:
    Alexis Garduno,
    Jameson Hernandez, Christian Parrish and Rachel Steelman.
  • Broad Ripple
    Magnet High School for the Arts and Humanities:
    Jennifer Argumedo, Jasmine Murphy, Marrissa
    Robertson and Demetrius Young.
  • Crispus Attucks
    Medical Magnet High School:
    Hapuarachchy, Chaz Holder, Daijenae McBurdy and Emily Peck.
  • George Washington Community High School: Maria Alvarado, Maria Gomez-Arciga, Esmeralda
    Velasco and Jaina Wilson.
  • Northwest
    Community High School:
    Abiodun Akinseye,
    Alice Hall, Joseph Jackson and Carolia Reyes-Gallardo.
  • Shortridge International Baccalaureate High School:
    Carrera-Ochoa Isaac, Donna Johnson, Tylyn
    Johnson and Michael Snodgrass.