Casey Boley, now an honor student at the difficult engineering school,Rose-Hulman University in Terre Haute, Indiana, while playing on the Rose-Hulman football team, graduated from ABC Stewart School in 1998.
Casey plays linebacker this year, is involved in Air Force ROTC, and is a member of the fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta.
Regarding his experience at Stewart School, Casey recalled, “At Stewart I enjoyed the friendly atmosphere, and kind people who were interested in me and in my education.” Casey recalled that his greatest challenge was trying to stay out of trouble and being respectful of others. “Stewart laid the foundation for my future education, especially in mathematics. This gave me an advantage when entering middle school. My transition was comfortable, with no major social or education problems.” Casey remembered, “My favorite subject at Stewart was science. That is still an area of interest to me because I am studying engineering so science and math are major focuses of my education now.”
Casey was in Stewart for seven years, kindergarten to sixth grade. “My parents were DJ’s and I did enjoy the excitement centered around my parents’ involvement in the dances and games. My sister, Lacey, still attended Stewart after I left so my parents’ continued their tradition. However I didn’t get into DJing.” Casey recollected. Mrs. Carmichael shared her memory that Mr. and Mrs. Boley would play music such as YMCA and had everyone from both schools dancing in the bleachers at half time. Casey says that he played basketball for Stewart, as well as basketball, baseball, and football in Brown County. “Judging by what was written in my parent teacher conference I probably thought I was funnier than I really was.” Casey added.
In middle school, Casey was involved in many sports including football, basketball, wrestling, and track. And while he continued sports in High School, Casey was a member of The National Honor Society. Casey was sure to be informed about Rose-Hulman before he got enrolled in the school. When asked what Rose-Hulman was like Casey said, “Rose is very tough academically, especially while trying to balance it with football and ROTC, my academics were never easy, I’ve always had to work to earn my grades, but I think that Stewart gave me an advantage over other students. However, I do manage to get away from all of the pressure and relax when I have the time, in my spare time I love to go boating, hang out with my friends doing whatever, and meet new people.” Casey said.
Rose-Hulman has about 1,800 students enrolled. Currently Casey’s GPA is 3.87. Casey explained, “You can get on the Dean’s List every grading term if your term GPA is at or above 3.3 I think.”
Casey’s advice to the Stewart students today is, “Always work hard at everything you do whether it is with school, sports or whatever. You always get out of something what you put in to it.”