School News – June 29

Franklin Head Start enrolling students

Franklin Head Start has openings for the 2015-16 academic school year.

Applications are being accepted for children ages 3 to 5 who are income-eligible.

Information: 346-0000.

Get scholarship through Red Cross

High school and college students who conduct a summer blood drive could earn a scholarship.

The American Red Cross is hosting the scholarship through the Leaders Save Lives program.

The Leaders Save Lives program encourages 16- to 24-year-olds to host blood drives to help maintain the blood supply throughout the summer months.

Students who participate as a blood drive coordinator are eligible to win a scholarship up to $2,500 for higher education.

Registration is open to host a participating blood drive through Aug. 31. Registration can be done at

Local girl competes in pageant

A Franklin girl has competed in a statewide pageant. 

Angelyn Wood competed in the National American Miss Indiana pageant. Her division featured girls 7 to 9. 

She won the Best Thank-You Note award for her division and will be able to compete at a national competition in November.

Angelyn will be in second grade at Whiteland Elementary School this fall.

YMCA enrolling preschoolers

Baxter YMCA on the southside is enrolling preschool students.

Parents can register children ages 2 to 5 for the 2015-16 school year. The YMCA offers two half-hour classes in the morning and afternoons two, three, four or five days a week.

For more information and to enroll, call Kenny Daniels at 317-865-6473 or

Two students earn scholarships

Two students have been awarded the Center Grove Zeta Lambda Chapter of Tri Kappa scholarship.

The $1,000 scholarship went to:

Arlie Cobb, daughter of Steve and Michelle Cobb. She plans to attend Indiana University in Bloomington and major in business management.

Logan Stewart, son of Donn Stewart and Denise Cook. He will study biomedical engineering at Purdue University.

Local student earns agricultural internship

A Bargersville woman has earned an internship with an agricultural company.

Allie Abney is one of two college students in Indiana to receive a field sales internship with Monsanto Co.

Abney, who is studying agribusiness and agriculture communications at Purdue University, will spend three months working alongside an Asgrow/DeKalb customer representative in West Lafeyette.

Abney will work with 40 growers to assess their needs and propose possible solutions, allowing her to expand her knowledge of agriculture and build relationships with farmers.

Local counselor attends conference

An elementary school educator attended a conference to learn how to promote college to her students.

Jaime Williams, student services adviser from Northeast Elementary School in Greenwood, received the scholarship to attend the Indiana Youth Institute’s 2015 Postsecondary Counseling Institute.

The conference drew more than 400 school counselors, youth workers, mentors and other professionals for two days of workshops, panel discussions, keynote speakers and networking.