Thirty-three of the 200 high-achieving high school and college students who were awarded a Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education will be attending Ball State University in the fall.

The next Ball State winner we are highlighting is Delaney Shoemaker.

Delaney Shoemaker FieldName:

Delaney Shoemaker (She/Her)


Noblesville, Indiana

High School:

Noblesville High School

HS Graduation Date:

June 7, 2022

Did you participate in any extracurricular activities in high school?

I was a part of show choir, National Honor Society, and Key Club. I worked at an after school care program and served on the Board of Directors for the Noblesville Schools Education Foundation.

What are you planning on studying at Ball State?

I will be studying secondary mathematics education.

What makes you want to become an educator/teacher?

I have a huge love for learning and attribute that to the fantastic teachers I have had throughout my years in school. I hope to have that impact for my own future students.

Delaney Shoemaker DressWhat made you choose Ball State?

As the original Indiana Teachers College, I felt that there was no better place to pursue my degree in education.

When you think about heading to college in the fall, is there something you are most excited about/looking forward to?

I am very excited to meet a lot of new people and to explore a new place.

Do you have any hobbies? If so, what?

I love all kinds of crafting! I embroider, sew, crochet, knit, and cross stitch. I also love reading in my free time.

Fun fact about yourself:

I sewed my prom dress this year by hand! I bought the fabric the summer before senior year and spent dozens of hours designing and sewing it.

Congratulations Delaney!