Take Note – July 17

Lilly Scholarship accepting applications

The Johnson County Community Foundation will award three Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships in 2018.

The number of Lilly Endowment Scholarships available to each county in Indiana is based on population. Most recently, Johnson County has awarded two Lilly Scholarships.

Recipients receive full tuition to the Indiana college or university of their choice and a $900 yearly stipend for books and equipment.

Online applications for the 2018 Lilly Scholarship will open July 24 and are due Aug. 25.

Winners are selected based on volunteer community service, academic preparation and performance, leadership and good character.

Franklin Kiwanis awards scholarships

The Franklin Kiwanis Club has awarded six scholarships to local students.

Recipients are:

Jessyca Napier, Whiteland, will attend Indiana University Kokomo,

Brandon Barger, Indian Creek, will attend Franklin College,

Elaina Robards, Whiteland, will attend Purdue University,

Samuel VanderVeen, Franklin, will attend Depauw University,

Alexandra Parramore, Franklin, will attend Indiana University,

Jessica McKinley, Indian Creek, will attend University of Southern Indiana.

Local student attends leadership seminar

Luke Boha of Bargersville attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar at University of Indianapolis.

Sophomores from high schools across the state are selected to participate in the seminars, where they meet state leaders and pledge to volunteer 100 hours in their communities.

Central Nine student participates in contest

A Central Nine Career Center student earned a certificate at the Skills-USA Championships.

Dalton Bunch of Greenwood was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in carpentry.

Students were invited to the event to demonstrate their technical, workplace and personal skills in 100 hands-on occupational and leadership competitions including robotics, automotive technology, drafting, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking.

Industry leaders from 600 businesses, trade associations and unions planned and evaluated the contestants against their standards for entry-level workers.

Roncalli teacher finalist for award

A Roncalli High School teacher is a science finalist for the Indiana Department of Education Presidential Award for Excellence.

Robyn Witty is one of four students selected to be finalists for the science portion of the award.

The presidential awards are the nation’s highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science. Recipients receive a certificate signed by the President of the United States, a trip to Washington D.C. to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.

Indian Creek High School hosts blood drive

Indian Creek High School will host a blood drive later this month.

Community members can give blood from 1 to 7 p.m. July 27 at the school, 803 W. Indian Creek Drive, Trafalgar.

Cellular store giving school supplies to families

TCC’s annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway will be rom 1 and 4 p.m. July 23 at local stores at 120 W. Smith Valley Road, Suite E, Greenwood, 81 N. State Road 135, Greenwood and 2199 N. Morton St., Franklin.

Families can pick up a backpack filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders, glue and more.

Nearly 1,000 stores will be participating across the country.