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Honoring the Life and Legacy of Stacy Baugh

Strides for Stacy is a 5K event taking place in the month of May to honor the life and legacy of Frankfort High School science teacher Stacy Baugh. 


Stacy passed away in January of 2014. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Stacy Baugh Legacy Scholarship Fund. The Frankfort Chapter of the National Honors Society hosts this each year, and it's a wonderful day to remember a woman who touched so many lives.

If interested in registering for this event, please contact FEF Director ( or the Frankfort High School Chapter of NHS (765-654-8545).

If you are unable to participate but would like to support the cause checks can be made to the Frankfort Education Foundation, 2400 E. Wabash St. Frankfort, IN 46041, in memory of Stacy.

More about Stacy

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In 1999, Stacy joined the Frankfort Senior High School teaching staff and taught Biology, Zoology, Oceanography, Astronomy, and Anatomy.

Her passion for the outdoors, for science and for monarch butterflies resulted in Mrs. Baugh establishing and participating in many projects and programs for local youth, the environment and her community. She found joy in learning and in supporting the development of her students, fellow teachers, friends and family members, and described teaching as her passion and her hobby.

She was awarded two Lilly Teacher Fellowship Grant to study the rainforest of the Great Barrier Reef of Belize, Central America and Monarch Butterflies in Mexico; she earned a DNR Master Naturalist Certification; she established and participated in Wings Without Borders, Build A Pond Day, FrogQuest, Adopt-A-River, the FHS Native Wildlife Prairie, Hoosier Riverwatch, the Midwest Landfill Grant, the Wildcat Creek Watershed Advisory Committee, and the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science.

She was an instructor at Purdue University’s Summer Biology Experience for High School Students and served on the Teacher Advisory Board for Purdue University Department of Entomology, and the Purdue Extension Board of Directors.

Her selfless contributions to environmental and educational expertise and excellence were recognized when she was named Hoosier Conservation Teacher of the Year, Clinton County Environmental Teacher of the Year, Frankfort Community Schools Teacher of the Year, and International Monarch Symposium Representative. In 2009, she was one of ten statewide finalists for the prestigious Indiana Teacher of the Year.

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