Ashley Fowler, a former graduate from Stewart School, started attending Stewart at the age of three. Ashley was enrolled for the Two’s More or Less class taught by Miss Pat and Miss Priscilla. Ashley recalls Miss Pat’s pet snakes and tarantulas.
When Ashley went into Stewart Elementary School, she participated in Spell Bowl and Cheerleading. Mrs. Carmichael could never convince Ashley to join the Math Bowl team. Ashley’s favorite subjects in school were Reading and Culture. Culture is still one of her favorite subjects in school, so she might minor in it in college. Math was her most challenging subject.
Some of her greatest memories at Stewart include building a castle, whale, and a dragon in the snow on snowy days. When Ashley was in fifth grade she went to Washington D.C. She recalls flying in the plane, drinking coke at seven in the morning, eating Ethiopian food, and touring the Library of Congress. In fourth grade Ashley went to Space Camp. The main thing she remembered about Space Camp was the snow. Another thing she remembered was eating Dip-N-Dots. Her classmates and she had never tried it before. Everybody ended up liking them so much, that was mostly what they ate the whole trip.
Ashley recalls a lot of her teachers from Stewart. Some of them no longer teach here, but that happens. Teachers come and go. Ashley remembers Mr. Maulin and Mrs. Carmichael, who still teach at Stewart. In middle school Ashley participated in the Academic Bowl. High School for Ashley is about academics and work. She currently attends Columbus North High School.
This fall she plans to attend the University of Indianapolis. Franklin College and the University of Southern Indiana also accepted Ashley. She chose to attend the University of Indianapolis because they offered her more scholarship money and it is a very small student to professor ratio, much like Stewart.
Ashley has been awarded the University of Indianapolis Alumni Scholarship and the Senator Richard G. Lugar Scholarship. At Stewart Ashley and a close friend of hers were awarded the DJ award by Mrs. Olibo, because she and her friend would always play the radio during P.E. class.
Ashley is a member on the National Honor Society. Throughout her life she has volunteered at the Turning Point Domestic Violence Shelter as well as a Volunteer in Medicine.
Ashley was very sad, but yet excited to leave Stewart. “The transition from elementary to middle school, from private to public, is a very big one.” Ashley still misses Stewart to this day. “It was a great experience.”
Ashley’s advice to Stewart students is to enjoy your time at Stewart. It is truly a wonderful time. Do your homework. And even do your Grammar Boxes, they will pay off.