School News – May 4



March students of the month named at school

Roncalli High School has announced their March students of the month.

They are: Albert Thu, S.T.A.R.S. Program; Ryan Hammans, religious studies; Ryan Warren, industrial technology; Carter Parker, business and technology; Erika Dow, fine arts; Grace Albertson, world languages; Janet Roll, science; Carolina Whitaker, health and physical education; Josie Niezgodski , English; Elise Griffiths, family and consumer science; Autumn Harris, math; Karli Middleton, guidance and Devon Widdifield, social studies.

Student raises money for cancer research

A seventh-grader at Clark-Pleasant Middle School has become “Chuck strong.”

Brandon Wood raised $900 for cancer research at IU/Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.

Photos of Wood presenting the check to Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano were featured on the team’s website.

Student initiated into honor society at college

Esthepanie Rendon, daughter of Alicia Martinez of Greenwood and Marco Rendon of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was initiated to the Franklin College chapter of the international honor society of psychology, Psi Chi.

Eligible students must have declared a major or minor in psychology, be a second-semester sophomore, have completed nine credit hours in psychology courses, have a 3.0 grade point average and be in the top 35 percent of the class.

Greenwood preschool accepting applications

A Greenwood-based preschool is accepting applications.

Greenwood United Methodist Church is enrolling the pre-kindergarten, three’s and four’s classes.

Information: 893-6486

Roncalli senior named academic all-star

Abby Whalen, a senior at Roncalli High School was named an academic all-star.

The designation is from the Indiana Association of School Principals.

Schools pick nominees based on a mathematical formula that combines the SAT/ACT composite score and grade-point average for seven semesters; extracurricular activities related to academics, nonacademic extracurricular activities along with leadership, community service and involvement.

College-run news website wins awards

A news website that is staffed by Franklin College students has won awards. was named the tops news website at the Society of Professional Journalists “Best of Indiana Journalism” awards gala.

Seniors Alec Gray and Seth Morin and sophomore Jess Seabolt won second place in the category of non-deadline news reporting in the professional category.

The is a website by the Frankin College’s Pulliam School of Journalism that has students reporting on Indiana legislative news.

Two college seniors earn scholarships

Two Franklin College seniors have been awarded the inaugural positions in the Franklin College Law Scholars program at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Tess Anglin and Hayley Kemp will have half their law school tuition paid because of the scholars program.