March 28 Scoop Briefs

Deadline near for INDOT civil engineer scholarship

Aspiring engineers can apply for a scholarship through the Indiana Department of Transportation.

INDOT is offering civil engineering scholarships of up to $3,125 per semester and paid employment during summer breaks and upon graduation.

Students must be accepted or enrolled full time in one of Indiana’s certified civil engineering schools and apply at

Applications for the 2016-17 school year must be postmarked by Thursday.

Students studying in-state can get scholarship

Franklin Community High School students planning to attend an Indiana college or university are eligible for a scholarship. Applications for the $2,000 Gilmore Trust Scholarship are available at the high school guidance office. Students must be graduating seniors of Franklin Community High School and plan to enroll full time in any Indiana college or university.

Applications are due Thursday.

Home-school spelling bee set at library

Home-schooled students who want to sharpen their spelling skills can compete in a spelling bee.

The county’s home-school spelling bee will be 3 p.m. Saturday at the White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood.

Johnson County students in Grades 3, 4 and 5 are eligible to participate.

The winner of that bee will earn the right to participate in the Johnson County Spelling Bee, which will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. April 19 at Creekside Elementary School in Franklin.

To register, please e-mail

Franklin schools to have kindergarten sign-up

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.

Scholarship available for future music majors

Johnson County high school graduating seniors who intend to pursue a music career may be eligible for a scholarship from a local music advocacy group.

Matinee Musicale is offering a $600 scholarship. Students must have a B or higher grade point average and must have been accepted into the school of music at an accredited college or university.

A recital will be conducted on April 10 in which winning students will be required to participate.

If interested, contact Anne Sanders at 340-4527.

Time to register pre-K, kindergarten kids

Incoming kindergarten students at Indian Creek Elementary School can enroll in April.

Kindergarten and preschool registration will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m., 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. on April 12 in the school’s cafeteria.

Families should bring the child’s birth certificate (the one from the county health department), current immunization records and the child’s Social Security card.

For kindergarten only, you will need to bring your child with you when you register. They will go through a screening process.

Information: 317-878-2150.

Catholic preschool offering open house

Prospective preschool students of Our Lady of the Greenwood School are invited to an open house.

Children who will be 4 by Aug. 4 are invited to see the school from 9 to 10:30 a.m. April 15.

Students will spend time in each classroom while doing typical preschool activities. To sign up for the open house, call 881-1300 or email

Tri Kappa offering grant to Center Grove seniors

Center Grove High School seniors are eligible for scholarships.

Center Grove Zeta Lambda Chapter of Tri Kappa will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to two Center Grove High School seniors.

For more information and application, students can contact their high school counselor.

Completed applications need to be submitted to the guidance office by April 29.

Baxter YMCA offering preschool program

Registration for the Baxter YMCA preschool will begin today. Current students may enroll at that time.

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,

Roncalli senior earns national honor for writing

A Roncalli High School senior was honored for her writing.

Shayla Cabalan was one of 16 high school seniors from across the nation to receive the Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards’ highest national honor, the Gold Medal Portfolio, which includes a $10,000 scholarship.

Cabalan’s short story, “Bad Ending,” won the American Voices Medal. Her work entitled “Prophet” won the Gold Medal in the Writing Portfolio category. She has been invited to the National Ceremony in New York City at Carnegie Hall on June 2.

Roncalli students of the month named

Roncalli High School has named the February students of the month.

They are:

Religious studies, Sierra Holtsclaw; communications, Joe Schroeder; industrial technology, Justin Hornek; health and physical education, Brandon Dillon; English, Katie Goebel; S.T.A.R.S. Program, Max Cross; Social studies, Aliea Niccolini; math, Ally Lewis; guidance, Katie Griffin; business and technology, Rachel Gerdt; science, Sidney Kritzmire; world languages, Grace Albertson; fine arts, Brendan Bard.