Ben Davis High School Student Named Academic All American

The National Speech & Debate Association has named Ben Davis High School senior Ariana Joy Hampton an Academic All American.

The prestigious award goes to students who maintain a 3.7 grade point average or higher, who show good character and a commitment to service, and who are successful in speech and debate.

The MSD of Wayne Township Board of Education and Superintendent Jeff Butts recognized Ariana at the Board’s regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, February 8.

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