Feb. 29 Scoop Briefs

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Thespians win awards

Student thespians from Roncalli High School recently won awards at a statewide conference.Tech awards included: first place knot tying, Corbin Hunt; first place team competition, Montana Rippy, Nathan Kern, Jonathon Coons, Mackenzie Meyers, Sabrina Cobb; second place prop quick change, Andy Reel; second place overall team technical challenge, Nick Armstrong, Brendan Bard, Corbin Hunt, Andy Reel; third place drop folding, Nick Armstrong, Brendan Bard, Corbin Hunt, Andy Reel.Acting awards included: superior ribbon in solo musical, Chris Golab; excellent ribbon in duet musical, Sarah Barron, Andy Reel; excellent ribbon in solo musical, Sabrina Cobb; excellent ribbon in monologue, Sarah Barron.

Students of the month named

Roncalli High School has announced its January students of the month.Religious studies, Josh Ford; S.T.A.R.S. Program, Merrick Strykowski; guidance, Noah Henn; industrial technology, Joseph Knierman; business and technology, Samuel Dulll; science, Shelby Brobst; social studies, Savana Roach; English, Taylor Shull; family and consumer science, Caitlyn Lewis; fine arts, Maggie Glowinski; health and physical education, Olivia Moreno; world languages, Tam Ha; math, Anahi Murillo.

School celebrates kindness day

Edinburgh Community Middle School and Edinburgh Community High School recently helped celebrate National Random Act of Kindness Day.The student volunteer club, Lancers Lend a Hand, posted positive notes on the walls of the school and peppered kid messages on lockers.

Some of the notes included a challenge of asking students to complete a kind task.

Local students serve as pages

Local students got an inside peek at state government by serving as pages at the Indiana Statehouse.Kendyl Miscik of Greenwood Community Middle School and Callie Runion of Saint Francis and Clare School served as pages for Sen. Brent Waltz (R–Greenwood).

Andrew Rattin and Brant McCracken of Center Grove High School, Emmy Mekenzie of Center Grove Middle School Central, Hunter Meredith of Indian Creek Middle School and Ryan Sissons of Our Lady of the Greenwood School served as pages for State Rep. John Price (R-Bargersville).

Pages observe actions on bills, tour the Statehouse and run errands for legislators.

YMCA offering preschool

Registration for the Baxter YMCA preschool will begin today. Current students may enroll at that time. New students may begin enrollment March 7.The program is designed for children ages 2 through 5. The YMCA offers 2½-hour or four-hour classes in the morning and afternoons two, three, four or five days a week.

Information: Kenny Daniels, 317-865-6473, kdaniels@indymca.org.

Kindergarten registration set

Kindergarten registration will be April 5 for Franklin families.Parents of upcoming kindergarten students are invited to register their children from 4 to 7 p.m. at the schools.

Seeking nominations

Franklin Community High School alumni have a chance to be in their school’s hall of fame.The school district is accepting nominations for its 2016 Hall of Fame.The nominee must exemplify the school districts’ guiding principles of communication, individual student growth, collaboration, systemic continuous improvement and trust.

The nomination form is available online at franklinschools.org. Students, why is your teacher best?

A teacher supply store is encouraging students to explain why their teacher is the best. Students of any age can write a short essay of 250 words or fewer explaining why their teacher is outstanding.

Essays are accepted at any United Art and Education store.