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 Analiese Pittman.

Analiese Pittman GraduationName:

Analiese Pittman (She/Her)


Yorktown, Indiana

High School:

Yorktown High School

HS Graduation Date:

June 3, 2022

Did you participate in any extracurricular activities in high school?

I was involved in drama club for four years and was drama club President. In the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for four years, and National Honors Society for two years. I was also a freshman mentor for two years and a master mentor. I have been active performing on stage and behind the scenes at Muncie Civic Theatre since middle school.

What are you planning on studying at Ball State?

Elementary Education

What makes you want to become an educator/teacher?

I want to be able to have a positive impact on children’s lives and let them know they always have someone supporting them.

What made you choose Ball State?

I love Ball State’s renowned education program and was also attracted to the beautiful campus.

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

I am very excited to try new activities and meet new people!

Do you have any hobbies? If so, what?

I love to bake and scrapbook!

Fun fact about yourself:

I have a mini golden doodle dog named Parker!

Congratulations Analiese!

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