School News – October 5



Blue and Gold Day set at Franklin College

High school students and their families can get acquainted with Franklin College in November.

The school will have a Blue and Gold Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 7 at the college, 101 Branigin Blvd., Franklin.

The day is designed to give high school students a broad overview of the college. Students and their parents will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, talk with students, tour campus and eat lunch with other prospective students. Seniors also have the opportunity to apply to Franklin College during the day and will receive a decision by the end of the program.

Reception to honor longtime band director

Students, alumni and colleagues are invited to a banquet to honor a former band and orchestra teacher who taught at Center Grove and headed the Indiana State School Music Association.

Rusty Briel recently retired as executive director and is finishing his career at Harrison Middle School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was orchestra director and assisted with the marching band at Center Grove High School from 1996 to 2000.

The Rusty Briel celebration/alumni band will be Nov. 8 at Center Grove High School.

Briel is aware of the banquet, but the alumni band performance will be a surprise.

For more information about joining the band, visit,

Local students make all-state choir

A dozen students from Franklin Community High School have made the all-state choir.

Students will perform with the all-state choir at the Embassy Theater in Fort Wayne on Jan. 16. They were selected after auditioning.

Students who were chosen are:

Erin Jones, Madeline King, Ellie Bennett, Sarah Bennett, Leah Shilts, Anna Bratton, Caleb Wertz, Kevin Thompson, Jaxson Deno and Dylan Campbell.

Ellie VanderVeen and Gary Thompson were chosen as alternates.

Franklin resident earns scholarship

A Franklin resident has earned a scholarship from a financial literacy organization.

Tru Direction, Inc. awarded a $1,000 scholarship Cody Markland.

Markland is a freshman at Ball State University majoring in sports administration and business.

Tru Direction, Inc. is a not-for-profit financial literacy organization.

Roncalli announces students of the month

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

They are:

Fine arts, David Doyle; industrial technology, Grant Schoening; religious studies, Joe Mullin; S.T.A.R.S. Program, Will King; English, Maggie Schoening; health and physical education, Brian Keeney; social studies, Shannon Mitchel; communication, Madison Sanneman; family and consumer science, Haley Shotts; business and technology, Jack Naumovich; world languages- Mary Alice Furgeson; guidance, Haley Peeler; science, Julia Kurz; math, Morgan Sells.