Mrs. Barb Smith holding a certificate for award

Several South Harrison Community School Corporation school board members recently received governance awards from the Indiana School Boards Association (ISBA). Mrs. Deneen Stewart and Mr. Nick Evans received Commendable governance awards, while Mrs. Barbara Smith received an Exemplary governance award. 

ISBA’s Exemplary Governance Awards (EGA) program celebrates school boards and school board members for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to continuous improvement and professional learning through active participation in ISBA or ISBA-recognized trainings, seminars, and conferences. 

This year’s 179 school board member honorees were formally recognized at ISBA’s Spring Regional Meetings. The recipients include 82 Commendable board members, 48 Advanced board members, 24 Distinguished board members, and 25 Exemplary board members.

In 2021, Mrs. Karen Lopp also received the Exemplary governance award. 

For more information about the EGA program requirements and to see the full list of individual and board awards for 2021, please visit