• Governor's Work Ethic Certification Program (PRIDE)

    Governor’s Work Ethic Certificate- PRIDE Program for graduating seniors

     One aspect of our College and Career Readiness Initiative is the Governor’s Work Ethic Certification program. There are a limited number of school corporations in Indiana who are currently providing this opportunity to students. Earning this certificate is a way for students to demonstrate that they possess the employability and character skills needed to be successful as they enter post-secondary institutions, apprenticeships, the military or the workforce.

     Student’s receiving the Governor’s WEC are measured in nine areas of academic and work ethic competency. Five subjective measures (Persistence, Respectfulness, Initiative, Dependability, and Efficiency) will require three teachers each to sign stating a student has met these requirements. Students must also complete 6 hours of community service, have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, meet all graduation requirements, have an attendance rate of 98% and one or fewer discipline referrals for the year.

    The Miami County EDA is currently working with our business community and post-secondary institutions to determine how they will commit their support of this program and to the students earning the certificate. Based on the feedback received from the business community it is obvious that they place value on employees being at work on a regular basis and on time, being able to work with others, being able to solve problems and being a self-starter.

    Seniors have been encouraged to enroll in this program.  Upon successful completion, students receive a certificate signed by the Governor at Senior Awards, a cord to wear at graduation, a county-wide breakfast, as well as eligibility for a monetary award.  This certificate is recognized by employers and colleges as an achievement reflecting a student's character, work ethic and potential for success.  Please encourage your senior to take advantage of this opportunity.

    Maconaquah High School


Mac honors the Brave
Veterans recognized before Friday’s football game
By Olivia Carpenter, student journalist
Photos by Ani Weitzel, student journalist

Maconaquah High School honored veterans with a special pregame ceremony before the football team took on the Wabash Apaches.

During the ceremony, veterans were called down from the stands and were asked to line up on the south side of the field to be honored during the The Star Spangled Banner, performed by Maconaquah’s Marching Braves. When the band finished, American Huey 369, a non-profit organization based out of Grissom Air Reserve Base, awed the crowd with a fly-by of a helicopter that was often flown in the Vietnam War.

 A uniform feeling of pride was erupting from the crowd.


Stacey Feazel, a lunch monitor for Maconaquah Middle School, could not hide her smiles when expressing her feelings about the Military Appreciation Night. She, along with many others in attendance, had a few family members in the military.

She said it was “such an honor” for her to be at the game with so many men and women who have fought for her freedom.

MHS sophomore Riley McDonald said Military Appreciation Night was “our most important night."

“My grandpa passed away a few years ago, but he served in World War I and II, and he was injured,” McDonald said. “I think that to really appreciate them, we should dedicate our whole lives to them. They should be revered wherever they go. What they do for this country is amazing.”

With Maconaquah’s homecoming game taking place this Friday, Military Appreciation Night gave pause to pay respects to the country’s service men and women, especially considering Maconaquah’s rich history with the military and Grissom Air Force Base.

And as an added bonus, the Braves beat the Apaches 43-12.