Dec. 15 Scoop Briefs

$1000 REMC scholarships available to local students

Johnson County REMC is offering two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors planning to attend an Indiana college or university.

To be eligible, a recipient’s parent or guardian must be REMC members.

Applications are available from a high school guidance counselor; at the REMC office, 750 International Drive, Franklin; and on the agency’s website,

Application deadline is Jan. 31.

Foundation offers college funds to high school

The Johnson County Community Foundation has several scholarships available for local students.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is a full tuition and required fees scholarship available to current Johnson County high school seniors. To be eligible students must have sustained a meaningful level of volunteer community service and plan to enroll full time at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana.

This scholarship is available to public, private, and home-schooled high school seniors with a record of community service.

The Mitzi Harris Martin Healthcare Scholarship is available to adults who are at least 25 years of age at the time of application and are pursuing advanced education or certification in the long term or geriatric health care field. Those who are already in their program of study must not have completed more than half of their program to be considered eligible.

The George and Marie Buckner Pitcher Charitable Trust Scholarship provides scholarships with first priority to Indian Creek High School senior students.

For students to be eligible, they must be planning to attend Franklin College for the 2015-16 school year or planning to study or plan to teach family and consumer science classes at an accredited college or university in Indiana.

Applications for all the scholarships are on the community foundation’s website.

School Scrabble club hosting tournament

Enthusiasts of the word game Scrabble can enter a tournament hosted by a high school club.

Whiteland Community High School’s Scrabble Club will host two scrabble tournaments Jan. 3.

A North American Scrabble Players Association rated tournament, and a casual tournament will be offered. The association divisions begins at 9 a.m.; casual players can begin at 1 p.m.

The division has a $30 entry fee. The casual division has a $10 entry fee.

Register for the division tournament by calling 812-227-0109 or e-mailing

College mock trial team competes in tournament

Franklin College students went to trial in November.

The Franklin College Mock Trial Team competed in its first invitational tournament at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.

The two-day competition included four improvised trials where students acted as attorneys and witnesses.

Franklin College students were awarded the Spirit of the Mock Trial Association Award for professionalism.

Local competitors included Robbie Prather, son of Kerry and Cindy Prather of Franklin.

Musical performers coming to local school

A singing group from Purdue University will perform at Center Grove High School.

The Purduettes will perform 7 p.m. Jan. 30 at the school, 2717 S. Morgantown Road, Greenwood.

Tickets are $7. Children 12 and under are free.

Advance tickets can be purchased by calling (317) 422-5690.

Speech team places in

top-five at competition

A local speech team snagged a top-five finish at a statewide competition.

The Roncalli High School speech team placed fourth out of 29 teams that competed in New Castle in November.

The following competitors placed in their events that led to the team score of 62 points: Grace Murphy, first in Humorous Interpretation; Maria Hollowell and Grant Schoening, first in Scripted Duo; Hollowell, second in Humorous Interpretation; Paul Annee, third in Discussion; Shayla Cabalan, fourth in Original Oratory; Brandon Sturdivant and Courtney Smith, fourth in Scripted Duo; Sturdivant, fifth Humorous Interpretation; Cameron Irwin, eighth in Radio Broadcasting and Lizzy Hosty, ninth in Prose.

Middle school names students of the month

Center Grove Middle School North recently named their November students of the month.

Winners are:

Sixth grade: Carson Schornick, Logan Kelsheimer, Brooke Lee Madison Snyder and Jaylee Kent

Seventh grade: Gabby Ellis ,Gabe Peters, Hailey Bellian, Michael Goebel and Hannah Bilsland

Eighth grade: Katie Schier, Ben Nicoson, Taylor Vest, JT Hodges and Kathryn Powell