School News – March 6

Potential Eagle Scout looking for sponsors

A Franklin Community High School sophomore is looking for sponsors to help complete his Eagle Scout project.

Nicholas Wallace is seeking to earn the highest award given in Boy Scouts by building outdoor work-out stations in Blue Heron Park in Franklin.

The project entails purchasing and installing three pieces of equipment, at an estimated cost of $21,000.

Donations can be mailed to Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive, Franklin, IN, 46131. The check should be made out to “Boy Scout Troop 228,” with “Nicholas Eagle Scout Project” in the note line.

Camp Riley applications accepted

Applications are being accepted for this year’s Camp Riley program, a camp for kids with physical disabilities and other special needs.

Online applications to secure a spot are available at

Camp Riley is hosted at Bradford Woods, Indiana University’s outdoor recreation center in Martinsville.

The staff-to-camper ratio never exceeds 1 to 3. Children ages 8 to 18 can attend one of eight Camp Riley sessions offered in June and July. Sessions offer swimming, hiking, horseback riding, vertical climbing, canoeing, art projects and other activities.

New families may attend Newcomer’s Day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 20 at Camp Riley to learn more.

Riley Children’s Foundation subsidizes camp fees, and financial assistance is available on a sliding scale based on household income.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to contact the Bradford Woods office if they have questions about camper eligibility, camp programs, camper care or facilities.

Information: 765-342-2915 or

Jazz night planned at Center Grove

Jazz lovers with a sweet tooth can attend an upcoming event at Center Grove High School.

The high school’s jazz ensemble will be hosting Jazz Ala Mode at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The evening will include jazz and a dessert.

Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door and can be purchased in the high school music office. The school is at 2717 S. Morgantown Road, Greenwood.

High school hall of fame seeking alumni

Franklin Community High School alumni have a chance to be in their school’s hall of fame. Franklin schools is accepting nominations for its 2017 Hall of Fame.

The Alumni Hall of Fame was created to honor distinguished graduates. The nominee must exemplify the school district’s guiding principles of communication, individual student growth, collaboration, systemic continuous improvement and trust.

The nomination form is available at The deadline to submit nominations is March 13.

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.