Heritage Hills High School graduates 138

By LEANN BURKE
lburke@dcherald.com

LINCOLN CITY — Heritage Hills High School graduated 138 in the Class of 2020 this month when e-learning came to an end on May 22. The school hopes to hold a commencement ceremony at 6:30 p.m. CT Friday, July 10, at Lincoln Amphitheatre, pending local, state and federal COVID-19 guidelines.

The valedictorian is Ethan Roos.

The salutatorian is Madison Detzer.


Roos is the son of Danny and Krista Roos of Santa Claus. He is a 10-year 4-H member and served on the 2018 National Leadership Team and was a delegate coordinator for the Indiana State Fair Youth Leadership conference. He attended Hoosier Boys State and was elected Governor and selected to represent Indiana at Boys Nation in Washington, D.C. While at Heritage Hills, he served on the executive committee for the Riley Hospital for Children Dance Marathon and served as class president all four years. He also founded the Southern Indiana Children’s Crusade to End Homelessness. The awards he’s most proud of are the Heritage Hills Extracurricular Scholar, the Indiana Association of High School Principals Academic All Star, the Patriot Award, Most Outstanding Student at the Deaconess Health Science Institute and Interdisciplinary Academic Bowl State runner-up.

He plans to attend Indiana University as a Wells Scholar to major in neuroscience and business management. He was awarded a National American Legion Samsung scholarship, an Adamski scholarship, a Stop the Bleed scholarship and the Monroe City High School Alumni scholarship.


Detzer is the daughter of Don Detzer of Tennyson and Jennifer Detzer of Tennyson. Her favorite activities while in high school were student council, the Riley Hospital for Children Dance Marathon, Optimist Club, Feed My Starving Children and the Beta Club. The awards she’s most proud of are being a Math Bowl Team state finalist, the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award, the Patriot Award Recipient — which she won twice — Indiana Rising Star, and the Extracurricular Scholar Award.

She plans to attend Purdue University to pursue a degree in pharmacy. She is a direct admit to Purdue’s College of Pharmacy on the pre-pharmacy track and was awarded a Purdue Trustee scholarship. She was also awarded the Lily Endowment Scholarship, the Miss Teen Spencer County 2018 scholarship, the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen scholarship and the CenterPoint Energy scholarship.




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