CGHS names Top 20 in the Class of 2019

CGHS Clas of 2019 Top 20

(Front Row L-R: Alisa Adhikari, Lucas Boha, William Bontrager, Alexis Burns, Nolan Coy, Thomas Ferris, Dillon Gardner, Emma Hughes; Middle Row: Aditi Ravikumar, Luke Irons, Tara Isanaka, Ellie Jarosinski, Kaitlin Stewart-Allen, Elena Strube; Back Row: Isha Sura, Lillian Varney, Priyanka Thomas, Justin Xu; Not Pictured: Lyra Bailey, William Pack)

(May 2, 2019) – Center Grove High School has named the Top 20 Students in the Class of 2019. The students were honored with a banquet on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Each student invited one elementary or middle school teacher and one high school teacher who inspired them during their academic career. The students spoke about those teachers during the program.

“Among this talented and academically successful group of students, you will find caring and compassionate individuals who will undoubtedly have a positive impact on our world,” said Dr. Jeff Henderson, CGHS principal. “All of us at Center Grove High School wish these fine young adults every success in life as they head off to make their mark on their universities and communities.”


Student Name

School Attending

Course of Study (Major/Minor)

Alisa Adhikari

Duke University

Neurology or Radiology

Lyra Bailey



Lucas Boha

Indiana University

Emergency Physician

William Bontrager

Indiana University

Computer Science

Alexis Burns

Georgetown University


Nolan Coy

Indiana University


Thomas Ferris

Purdue University


Dillon Gardner

Indiana University

Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Emma Hughes

University of Kentucky

Public Health & Pharmacy

Luke Irons

Purdue University

Web Design or Software Engineering

Tara Isanaka

Indiana University


Ellie Jarosinski

Taylor University


William Pack

Indiana Univ.-Kelley School of Business

Economics & Public Policy

Aditi Ravikumar

Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ.-Indianapolis

Neurologist or Neurosurgeon

Kaitlin Stewart-Allen

Purdue University


Elena Strube

U.S. Air Force Academy

Undecided Major

Isha Sura

Purdue University

Biomedical Engineering

Priyanka Thomas

Indiana University


Lillian Varney

University of Indianapolis

Physical Therapist

Justin Xu

Indiana University

Pharmaceutical Scientist