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Elementary school student raises money

A second-grader at Creekside Elementary School decided that homelessness was a problem.

So he did something about it.

Connor Wallace brought a collection jar to school and asked classmates to bring in change to donate. He was prompted after his class read and discussed an article about homelessness in California.

His effort raised $700 for KIC-IT, a local nonprofit that fights youth homelessness in the county.

“I am proud of Connor and his classmates for taking it upon themselves to not just read about a situation but to work hard to make life better for others here in our community,” principal Mark Heiden said.

High school choir plans princess tea

Elementary-aged students can have tea and learn a song from their favorite princess during a fundraiser for the high school choir program.

The princess tea for preschool and elementary-aged students is at 4:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. June 6 and 7 or at 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. June 8 at Center Grove High School, 2717 S. Morgantown Road, Greenwood.

Children will be treated to visits from Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Cinderella, Ariel, Rapunzel, Jasmine, Belle and Snow White.

The event also will include hair up-dos, painted nails, tea, learning a song from a princess and a princess story time. The characters also will be available for photos.

Cost is $30 per child with a $5 discount for families. Registration can be done at centergrovechoirs.org. The event typically sells out.

Center Grove teen to learn about business

A Center Grove High School junior has been selected to spend his summer learning about business.

Jordan Gloyeske has been selected to attend Opportunities to Learn About Business at Wabash College.

The event is a weeklong, hands-on business simulation program that allows students entering their senior year in high school to learn about business and marketing.

School honored for exchange program

Local coordinators of a high school student exchange program are honoring Greenwood Community High School for its dedication to the mission of educating foreign exchange students.

Principal Todd Garrison was thanked for hosting a student from Austria this year, said Larry Drake, who is an area coordinator with his wife, Sheryl, for Education First High School Exchange Year program.

Five foreign exchange students have been placed with families for the next school year. Three girls will attend Whiteland Community High School, one boy will attend Franklin Community High School and one girl will attend Greenwood, Larry Drake said.

If your family wants to learn more or is interested in hosting a student, contact the Drakes at 317-859-1677.

Local Bible school registration open

Families can register together for an upcoming vacation Bible school. SS Francis & Clare’s “Cave Quest” school will be 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. June 14 to 16 at the church, 5901 Olive Branch Road, Greenwood.

Families are encouraged to register together, and the vacation Bible school is open to adults.

Registration can be done at groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/ssfcvbs2016.

Middle schooler can attend camp

Local middle school students interested in a job in law enforcement can explore the career during a leadership camp this summer. The 37th annual Indiana Sheriff’s Youth Leadership Camp will be July 11 to 13 at Waycross Episcopal Camp near Morgantown.

The camp is for boys and girls in seventh or eighth grade.

To learn more about the camp or register, contact your school counselor or call the sheriff’s office at 317-736-9155.