School News – December 22



$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 an REMC member.

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 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 the 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 Scrabble word game can enter a tournament conducted by a high school club.

Whiteland Community High School’s Scrabble Club will have 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 association 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

Local speech team places in state contest

Orators from Roncalli High School earned a top-five placement at a statewide speech contest.

The speech team placed fifth in the competition at Columbus East High School. Members finished in the top 10 in 12 events.

Roncalli students perform for the holidays

Two local Roncalli High School groups performed holiday hits.

Six student acts and one faculty act performed in the media center.

Students who performed were Peter LaMonaca, Adam Eads, Jaylen Koehl and CJ Huegel; Will Allen, Michael Shirley and Adam Wolf; and Abby and Lydia Bowling. Also performing was the Roncalli faculty and Shayla Cabalan.

The Roncalli Pro Life Club performed at St. Paul’s Hermitage with a mix of holiday singalongs and other musical numbers. Performers included Spencer Grow, Micah Attai, Katherine Spees, Lydia Bowling, Nicky Marino, Zack Taylor, Maddie Whalen, Adam Eads, Natalie Stigall, Elana Matlock and Haley Peeler.

Toy drive nets hundreds of donations

Roncalli High School students and faculty collected more than 300 toys and books for Anna’s House. The gifts will go to needy families.

This is the third year that Roncalli High School’s Life Academy students have coordinated the book portion of the drive. The Life Academy is a program for students with intellectual disabilities who are earning a certificate of completion.