School News – August 22

Franklin students compete nationally

Four students from Franklin Community High School competed at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America national conference.Annika Cooper, Katie O’Neill, Sarah Chambers and Nikita Klotzsche participated in one of 30 Family and Consumer Sciences related competitive events, including STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events and the FCCLA/LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl.

Cooper and O’Neill earned silver medals on their Chapter Service Project display. Chambers achieved the gold medal status on her Advocacy project, and Klotzsche earned a gold medal in Fashion Construction.

Band students help celebrate bicentennial

Band students from Clark-Pleasant Middle School, Franklin Community Middle School, Edinburgh Middle School and Indian Creek Middle School performed at the 2016 DCI INpact Band earlier this month.More than 600 students applied for the band and 500 were selected to participate from middle schools all over Indiana.

The students performed two pieces, “Back Home again in Indiana” and “On the Banks of the Wabash” to honor Indiana’s Bicentennial year and they performed “Happy” with guest artist Al Chez.

The students were part of the opening ceremonies for the 2016 Drum Corp International World Championships in Indianapolis.

Center Grove graduate

named Ashbrook scholarA recent graduate of Center Grove High School was named an Ashbrook Scholar.

Matthew Reising was named an Ashbrook Scholar at Ashland University. The scholar program is an academic program that focuses on U.S. government and history and includes a minimum $2,000 annual scholarship.

State DAR hosting ‘Salute Indiana’ contest

Teens who want to participate in Indiana’s bicentennial can get creative.The Indiana DAR is having a “Salute Indiana” contest.

Hoosiers ages 13 and older are invited to design a salute or pledge to the Indiana state flag.

The contest is modeled after the 1916 event, where residents were asked to design a state flag for Indiana. The flag that won is the current Indiana state flag.

Entries are being accepted at until Sept. 2. The winning submission will be brought before the Indiana General Assembly for approval.

The winner will receive $200.