School News – June 13

Center Grove students receive scholarships

Recent graduates from Center Grove High School received $53,000 in scholarships from the Center Grove Scholarship Fund, an affiliate of the Center Grove Education Foundation.

Recipients include Vivek S. Bhamidipati, William G. Boston, Maxwell J. Brindle, Hope A. Brumbaugh, Jordan T. Etchison, Julia Hijazi, Bailey M. Hodges, Adam J. Kogut, Rosie Maharjan, Katelyn E. Mayse, Connor C. Osborne, Allison B. Schneider, Ellen C. Todd and Riley A. Turk.

Local students win scouting awards

Two local students have won the highest award from Girl Scouts.

Michelle Roberts and Gabrielle VanBuskirk have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award.

Roberts’ Girl Scout Gold Award, The Fleece Navidad Project, provided comfort and warmth to children staying at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital.

VanBuskirk established an extracurricular school program, Hearts and Crafts, to address inclusion between students with special needs and mainstream students.

Both were honored at an event hosted by the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana.

Roberts graduated from Greenwood Community High School and plans to attend Milligan College to study nursing and French. VanBuskirk is a recent graduate of Center Grove High School and plans to study exercise science at the University of Evansville.

Scholarship available for local students

Local students who volunteer with a public safety organization may be eligible for a scholarship.

The Indiana Homeland Security Foundation is now accepting applications for the Secure Indiana Scholarship Program.

Applicants must attend or will be attending an accredited Indiana college, have a 2.8 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale and volunteer with a public safety organization such as a fire department, emergency management agency, law enforcement agency or emergency medical services.

The deadline to apply is July 15.

Interested students can contact the Indiana Department of Homeland Security Grants Management office at

A $2,000 scholarship is available for full time students and $1,000 is available for part-time students.

Local churches offer vacation Bible school

Nineveh Christian Church’s vacation Bible school is planned from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 6 to 8 at the church, 1261 E. County Road, 775 S., Nineveh.

The event will include Bible lessons, crafts, games, music and snacks with an ocean theme.

The school is open to students age 2 to sixth grade.

Community Church of Greenwood’s vacation bible school will be 9:30 a.m. to noon June 21 to 23.

The theme is “Kidnation Summer Vacation.”

The church is at 1477 W. Main St.