Sept. 14 Scoop Briefs

Franklin College student wins award

A Franklin College sophomore from Franklin won an award at the school’s opening ceremonies.

Nathanael Beasley, son of Robert and Elizabeth Beasley, won the Lancers award. Andrea Underwood won the Laurel award.

Each year an outstanding male and female sophomore student are recognized for their academic and campus community achievement during their freshman year.

The duo rang the ceremonial bell that kicked off the academic year and received a plaque commemorating the honor.

Roncalli student takes writing prize

A Roncalli High School student has won a nationwide writing award.

Shayla Cabalan, a senior, earned first place in the fiction category of 2015 National Society of High School Scholars writing contest.

This nationwide writing competition featured thousands of entries.

Roncalli student attends leadership camp

Roncalli High School senior Cole Copsey attended Hoosier Boys State this summer at Trine University in Angola. 

Hoosier Boys State is a leadership camp that simulates Indiana’s political process. Copsey was elected to the eighth highest position at Hoosier Boys State, which was host to more than 600 delegates.

To win an office, delegates had to earn votes, compromise and negotiate to get bills passed and follow laws and procedures set up by their own establishment.

Dine to donate scheduled

A dinner out can help a local school’s parent teacher organization.

Chick-fil-A, 155 Marlin Drive, Greenwood, will be conducting a dine to donate from 4 to 9 p.m. Sept. 29 for North Grove Elementary School.

Twenty percent of tickets will go toward the organization.

Flyers must be presented and can be downloaded and printed at and by clicking the North Grove page.

Youth sought for board

Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Johnson County is seeking young volunteers to serve on the action board.

The board is open to high school aged county students. 

Board members promote the Youth Philanthropy Initiative and review grant proposals for youth led projects.

For more information about YPIJC, contact Lee Ann Hall at 317-738-2213, or email at, or visit

Roncalli seniors receive scholarship

Molly Crosley, Garrett Schura and Riley Spearing were presented with the 2015 Spirit of Family Tradition Scholarship at Roncalli High School.

To be eligible for one of the $500 scholarships, each applicant must be a child of a Sacred Heart Central, Kennedy Memorial, Chartrand or Roncalli alumnus, must be a senior who has attended Roncalli for three years and must prepare a 500 word essay sharing their feelings and experiences about the “Spirit of Family Tradition” at Roncalli High School.

Local schools hosts chili supper

Union Elementary School will be hosting a chili supper Saturday. 

Chili will be served from 3 to 6 p.m. with a carnival from 3 to 5 p.m., an auction from 4 to 6 p.m. and a live auction at 6:30 p.m. at the school, 3990 W. Division Road, Bargersville.

Diners will have the choice of chili or a hot dog. The meal includes a peanut butter sandwich, chips, a cookie and drink. Soda will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $4 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger.