School News – January 23

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Scholarship available for Franklin students

Graduating Franklin Community High School seniors can apply for a locally-funded scholarship.The Gilmore Scholarship Trust will award up to $2,000 per year over a four-year period to graduating seniors going to Indiana colleges and universities full-time, with preference given to those attending Franklin College.Application information is available in the school’s guidance office. Deadline for submission is March 31.

Information: 317-736-1704.

Volunteers needed for home-school bee

Volunteers are needed to organize a spelling bee for home-schooled students in Johnson County.The winner of the bee would serve as the home-school representative at the 2017 Johnson County Spelling Bee.Johnson County students in grades 3, 4 and 5 are eligible to participate.

The home-school spelling bee would need to be conducted before April 8, which is the entry deadline for the county bee.

The Johnson County Spelling Bee will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. April 18 at Creekside Elementary School in Franklin.

People interested should contact the Daily Journal at 317-736-2770.

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 1-800-382-9841.

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

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.

$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, Application deadline is Jan. 31.