School News – January 16

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Legislator seeks students to be pages

State Rep. Woody Burton, R-Whiteland, is encouraging local students to apply for the Statehouse Page Program.The program gives students ages 13 to 18 the opportunity to interact with lawmakers and see how the government works.

Students will get a tour of the Statehouse, including the governor’s office and House, Senate and Supreme Court chambers. Pages also will get a peek at committee meetings and floor sessions. Pages will help Burton with his daily activities.

Students interested in serving as a House page should call 800-382-9841.

Pages will have an excused absence from school and are responsible for finding their own transportation.

Recommended days to serve are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays when the House is in session.

Kiwanis Club offering scholarships to seniors

The Kiwanis Club of Franklin is offering $1,200 scholarships to seniors from Franklin Community, Whiteland Community and Indian Creek high schools. Applicants must attend an Indiana college or university to qualify. Application forms are available at each school’s guidance department and are due Feb. 10.Orators sought for speech contestHigh school students can enter a speech contest. Franklin Rotary Club will host the 2017 Rotary District 6580 Four-Way Test Speech Contest. Contestants will create and present a four- to six-minute memorized speech to the Franklin Rotary Club on Jan. 24 The presentation will be based on leadership and service — and on the principles in the Rotary Four-Way Test.

The Franklin Rotary Club will select one contestant to represent it at the Indiana Southern District competition March 4. A $100 cash prize will be awarded.

District awards will include $1,000 for the winner and two $500 awards for the second- and third-place finishers.

Students interested should contact Meg Butcher, New Generations chair, at mbutcher@cbbel-in.com before Tuesday.

$2,000 scholarships available to seniors

Johnson County REMC is offering two $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors planning to attend an Indiana college or university. Recipient’s parent or guardian must be REMC members. Applications are available from high school guidance counselors, at the REMC office at 750 International Drive in Franklin and on the utility’s website, jcremc.com. Application deadline is Jan. 31.