School News – May 23

Greenwood names featured students

Greenwood Community High School has named their featured students of the quarter. 

They are: 

  • Freshmen: Kylen Stevens and Alexis Washington
  • Sophomores: Emma Czajkowski and Kristen Wright
  • Juniors: Logan Booker and Daisy Garcia
  • Seniors: Laura Breeden and Robert Skirvin

The featured teacher is Jeremy Runge.

Every quarter, teachers nominate students who are outstanding in their own ways. Qualities such as strong work ethic — in school or in outside activities, leadership, willingness to help others, or involvement in the community are evaluated while naming the students.

Roncalli student in running for award

A play a Roncalli student wrote was named a semi finalist for a national award.

Senior Shayla Cabalan’s play, “Imaginary Reality,” was honored as a Semi-Finalist in The Blank Theatre’s 24th Annual Nationwide Young Playwrights Festival.

“Imaginary Reality” now competes with other semi-finalists for the right to be produced at the Young Playwrights Festival in California this summer.

Her show was produced by Roncalli students earlier this month.

Students perform at Carnegie Hall

Two young musicians from Roncalli have played at Carnegie Hall.

Seniors Jennifer and Leah Biasi joined the New World Youth Symphony Orchestra for a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

The teens played the 1812 Overture written by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

Choir teacher quarter finalist

A local high school teacher has been named a quarter finalist for a nation wide award.

Michael Hummel, a teacher at Franklin Community High School, was one of 290 teachers to advance in the Music Educators Award from The Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation. More than 3,300 nominations were submitted for the award.

The Music Educator Award was established to recognize current educators who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools.

Greenwood student wins college award

A college student from the Center Grove area has been named one of the top accounting students at her college. 

Elizabeth Ziegler received the Outstanding Accounting Student Award from the Kelley School of Business Indianapolis.

Ziegler graduated from a home school program.

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 The event typically sells out.

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

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.