BCHS students and teacher honored with award


Jacob deCastro

Dedication to the Spanish language, learning activities inside and outside the classroom, and their overall passion for the language are identified as key traits in winners of the Indiana Outstanding Latino/Hispanic High School Student Award.

The award, given out by the Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, awards seniors Alexis Puente and Amanda Puente.

Furthermore, the Puentes identified Spanish teacher, Ms. Anne Marie Gerritsen, as their inspiration. Because of this, Ms. Gerritsen will be awarded with the Exceptional Teaching Impact and Motivation Student Voice Award.

The awards ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. at the Sheraton at Keystone.