Students to get dose of reality
Franklin Community Middle School students are going to get a crash course in money.
The school and Crane Credit Union are offering a reality store simulation for the students.
Each student is assigned an education level based on their GPA and learn the average salary of a 28-year-old working with that degree. The students visit 16 stations to determine how to spend their salaries and make ends meet, budgeting for transportation, housing, clothes and food.
Students serve as pages at Statehouse
Local students got an inside peek at state government by serving as pages at the Indiana Statehouse.The following students served as pages:
Dante Armoto, from Greenwood, Three Kings Academy
Regan Jackson, from Greenwood, Center Grove Middle School North
Taylor Jackson, from Greenwood, Center Grove Middle School North
Clayton Barrett, from Greenwood, Greenwood Community Middle School
Madison Barrett, from Greenwood, Greenwood Community High School
Cole Campbell, from Franklin, Franklin Community Middle School
Emi Lou Campbell, from Franklin, Franklin Community High School
Taylor Chambers, from Greenwood, The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities
Emma Clegg, from Indianapolis, attends Clark-Pleasant Middle School
Emma Elliott, from Greenwood, attends Greenwood Community Middle School
Glenn Faris, from Franklin, a homeschooled student
Jacob Freeland, from Needham, attends Franklin Community High School
Gurbani Ghuman, from Whiteland, attends Clark-Pleasant Middle School
Alexis Klimaszewski, from Franklin, attends Howe Military Academy
Reagan McCort, from Whiteland, a homeschooled student
Elyssa Merrill, from Greenwood, attends Clark-Pleasant Middle School
Patia Pierson, from Franklin, attends Franklin Community Middle School
Emma Treibic, from Franklin, attends Franklin Community High School
Jared Grider, from Greenwood, a homeschooled student
Jack Hegwood, from Greenwood, attends Roncalli High School
Emma McCarty, from Mooresville, attends Center Grove Middle School Central
Elijah Smith, from Greenwood, attends Center Grove Middle School Central
Emma Rolfsen, from Greenwood, attends Center Grove Middle School Central.
Pages observe actions on bills, tour the Statehouse and run errands for legislators.
Student raising funds for K9 unit vest
A Creekside Elementary School fourth-grader is raising money to help him earn a earn a black belt. Richie Scott is seeking donations to help complete a community service project, which is a requirement for those who pursue becoming a black belt. Scott is raising money to purchase tactical vests for the K9 units at the Franklin Police Department.He needs $800 to reach his goal.
To donate, visit gofundme.com/richies-black-belt-project.
Scout seeks sponsors to help with project
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 workout 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.
Greenwood students can enter contest
Forest Lawn Community Outreach, a program of Forest Lawn Memory Gardens and Funeral Home, will host its first annual youth essay contest titled, “The True Meaning of Memorial Day.”Essay submissions will be received April 1 through 30 from students enrolled in Greenwood area middle and high schools. Essay submissions from private, charter and home schools will also be accepted.
Winning essays will be announced at the May 29 Memorial Day Youth Essay Contest Awards Ceremony taking place at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens and Funeral Home, 1977 State Road 135 South, Greenwood. Six prizes will be awarded.
Roncalli announces students of month
Roncalli High School has announced its March students of the month. They are: Health and physical education, Amber Linton; religious studies, Veronica Scott; communications, Elizabeth Bradley; S.T.A.R.S. Program, Jake Emery; fine arts, Luke Dow; business and technology, Nicholas Armstrong; S.T.A.R.S. Program, Brendan Klaas; world languages, Kara House, social studies, Madeleine Russell; industrial technology, Maddison DeWitt; English, Carmen Olivares; science, Isabel Noe and math, Mikaela Agresta