By JUSTIN REESE – If you’ve ever had a political question, then you’ve probably had it answered by India Krug. During her time at IHS, Krug was often found playfully harassing Mr. Nath, or quoting Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation.
Krug was an active member of the IHS community, as she devoted her time to many different organizations and programs. She was often found participating in some form of performing arts, whether it was marching band, musicals, or jazz band.
Krug was a High Arrow house leader and Associate Editor for two years where she led her house in producing articles for the school community and writing articles for the Indiana Gazette School News section. Krug also served as an executive member of Key Club.
India has always been a highly valued member of the High Arrow staff. High Arrow Co-Editor Hannah Steele stated, “India was a pleasure to work with in journalism. She always had an interesting perspective in all of her articles,” Co-Editor Jorie Meil adds, “India is a true talent in all aspects of the word. Everything she does from writing to advocating is inspiring. She is someone IHS will never forget.”
Krug also had a major impact on newer members of the staff. Freshman Kiley Branan commented, “I loved having Journalism with India, her articles are wonderful and she has helped me a lot throughout the past year. I will miss India so much and I think she will do wonderfully with everything that she wants to accomplish in the future!”
Calling Krug politically and civically responsible is an understatement. As a member and a chairwoman of the political group GirlGov, Krug has fought selflessly to promote and empower her fellow members and women across the nation. In fact, Krug delivered the graduation speech for her fellow senior GirlGov members.
During her senior year Krug interned for Sharene Hess, one of Indiana’s County Commissioners. While working for her, Krug learned how grassroots campaigns work, how to organize political events, and how to be a conscious and responsible leader in her community.
Krug is attending University of Pittsburgh in the fall to pursue a future in Political Science. She hopes to hold an internship with a political organization to gain experience and remain politically active. After college she plans to attend law school, pass the bar exam and work as a civil rights attorney for a nonprofit such as ACLU, all in hopes to someday hold public office.
To future members of the High Arrow, Krug would like to say “The work you are doing is important, even though articles about football games and school dances may seem light-hearted. Our publication unites the school community and you act as role models for ethical and truthful reporting.”
Justin Reese is a junior and is returning to journalism for his second year of reporting. Justin loves writing articles that will inform and entertain his peers.