School News – October 17

Franklin school hosting Trick or Treat event

Little trick-or-treaters can get their tricks and treats in a day early with a fundraiser.Franklin Community High School will host a Trick or Treat Under the Sea event from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 30 at the high school parking lot, 2600 Cumberland Drive.

Students should wear costumes and be prepared to meet characters from the school’s upcoming production of “The Little Mermaid.”

Cost is $10.

Roncalli sophomore wins pro-life award

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis presented Roncalli High School sophomore Camille Woods with the Our Lady of Guadelupe Pro-Life Youth Award.The Office of Pro-Life and Family Life has honored a high school student annually who demonstrates leadership in promoting the dignity and sanctity of human life in the parish community, school community and in the archdiocese.

Graduate school grant offered by sorority

Graduate students who are studying guidance or counseling can apply for a grant.Nu Tau Chapter of Delta Theta Tau Sorority will award a $15,000 grant to graduate-level students.

The winner will be chosen based on financial need and scholastic ability.

Applications can found at Click on the philanthropy tab.

The deadline is Dec. 10.

Volunteers needed to help teach English

People interested in teaching others English can volunteer with the Adult Learning Center.The center is looking for volunteer tutors to help adults who need help with their English literacy skills, including English as a second language learners.

Tutors meet at a Johnson County Public Library location with their learners for at least one hour per week for a minimum of six months. Tutors are needed for one-on-one learning, conversation partners and adult basic education.

Tutors are not required to be familiar with a language other than English.

To become a tutor, contact Wendy Preilis by phone at 317-738-4677 or by email at

Scholarship available for aspiring teachers

Students who want to become teachers and stay in Indiana can apply for a scholarship.The Commission for Higher Education announced the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship Program, offering up to $7,500 each year of college for students who commit to teaching in Indiana for five years after earning their degrees.

The scholarship is available to 200 students across the state who either graduate in the highest 20 percent of their class or earn a score in the top 20th percentile on the SAT or ACT. Students must earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete at least 30 credit hours per year to continue earning the scholarship in college. After college graduation, students must get a teaching license and teach in Indiana for five consecutive years.

Applications will be accepted between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31.

Students interested in applying need to be nominated by a teacher and submit the nomination form to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.