Senior Delaney Rohlman has chalked up many awards for athletic and academic achievements , including the Kenneth R. Leffler Scholarship, which is funded by the Scecina Alumni Golf Classic.
Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.;
By Cari Gallagher '93
Senior Delaney Rohlman is an excellent ambassador for Scecina Memorial High School. She is an engaged student, an accomplished athlete, and a compassionate classmate. Her infectious smile and positive attitude brighten the hallways and classrooms. She models exemplary behavior and is a leader among her peers. In short, Delaney is everything we hope our students will become during their four years at Scecina.
Delaney, the daughter of Jay and Janet (Holmes) '84 Rohlman, attended Holy Spirit Catholic School. After starting at Scecina as a freshman in 2012, Delaney quickly earned a reputation as a force to be reckoned with on the soccer field and on the basketball court.
Her dedication, tenacity and effort earned her admiration from her coaches, and the respect of her teammates. She has been captain of both the varsity girls soccer team and the varsity girls basketball team. In addition to multiple varsity letters, Delaney recently was named the Most Valuable Player for the girls’ basketball program.
Delaney was selected to play in the annual Indiana Elite North vs. South All-Star Basketball Game, an all-state, open nomination, Indiana-based organization. The showcase involves high schools from all across the state, large and small. College coaches from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and Ohio are invited to every game.
Delaney is the most recent recipient of the Kenneth R. Leffler Scholarship, which is funded by the Scecina Alumni Golf Classic. Recipients are among the highest achieving in academics and leadership, and reflect the character and values that Mr. Leffler encouraged as a teacher, coach, and friend.
Delaney is committed to excellence in the classroom. She challenges herself with diverse courses such as AP Government, Advanced Science, and Advanced Chorus. Although she excels in all of her classes, Delaney particularly enjoys current events with Mr. Andrew Smith of the Scecina Social Studies Department. Her academic accomplishments have earned Delaney accolades such as the Scecina Scholar Athlete Award each year and ICC Academic All-Conference Honors twice. This spring, for the first time, Delaney will receive the President’s Academic Excellence Award, which is given to students who are in the top 10 of their class or who have achieved a 4.0 GPA. At a special ceremony hosted by President Joe Therber and Principal John Hegarty, students and their families are recognized for their outstanding academic performance during the school year.
Delaney says “maintaining good grades while participating in many activities has been my biggest challenge.” But she has learned essential skills such as time management, persistence, and good study habits. Delaney, who is passionate about family and kids, plans to study Early Childhood Education at an undetermined university. She wants to become a teacher, and perhaps share her favorite book with her students, “The BFG (big friendly giant)” by Ronald Dahl. The fanciful tale, which features the adventures of a young girl and her enormous best friend, tells a story of acceptance, a theme that is important to Delaney, who would go on a crusade for “equality for everyone.”
Posted on Wed, March 23, 2016
by Beth Murphy