Indianapolis Power and Light

PCSC Recognition Dinner & Awards


Since 2003, the IP&L Petersburg Generating Station, along with other supporting businesses and the local school district, have staged an awards dinner to celebrate the success of public education in Pike County.  The Pike County School Corporation Recognition Dinner, sponsored by IP&L, is conducted each May to honor students, teachers, staff and administrators of the Pike County School Corporation for their outstanding achievements during the regular school year.

Each year a past graduate of a Pike County high school is invited to address how growing up in Pike County - the values they learned from our community and the education he/she received from the Pike County School Corporation - helped them become successful in their professional and/or personal lives.

Past supporting sponsor organizations, in addition to IP&L and the Pike County School Corporation, include:  Citizens State Bank, Daviess Community Hospital, Elmer Buchta Trucking Company, Farm Bureau Insurance, Home Building Savings and Loan, Hoosier Energy, Integra Bank, Jasper Memorial Hospital, Pike County Chamber of Commerce, Solar Sources Coal Company, The Doty Agency, Triad Mining, and Four Star Fabricators.

Program Agenda

Several awards are usually given at the banquet.  These include ...

  • IP&L Teacher Grant Award winners from Otwell, Petersburg and Winslow elementary schools; Pike Central Middle School; and Pike Central High.

  • IP&L and Press Dispatch PCSC Elementary Teacher of the Year Award

  • IP&L and Press Dispatch PCSC Secondary Teacher of the Year Award

  • Distinguished Pike County School Corporation Alumni Award

  • PCSC Retirees for the current School Year

  • Top 10% of the Pike Central High School Senior Class

  • PCHS Senior Class members of the National Honor Society

  • PCHS Vocational/Technical Awards

Interested community members are welcome to attend!  Each year, the banquet draws 300+ people, who are always enthusiastic and excited for our award winners.