School News – August 28

Roncalli student wins dancer of the year

A Roncalli High School freshman danced his way to a national title.

Isaiah Hastings was named Teen Male Dancer of the Year at the Groove Nationals in Myrtle Beach.

Hastings submitted an essay and was observed in four dance classes: hip hop, jazz, tap and contemporary. The last part of the competition was his solo performance.

Along with the Dancer of the Year title, he received a scholarship to attend a dance convention in Pittsburgh and will be one of the organization’s clothing models for the upcoming season.

College student interns for senator

A Franklin College senior got a closer look at federal government with an internship.

Jackson Hughes of Franklin spent six weeks of his summer in Washington, D.C., working as an intern in the office of U.S. Sen. Todd Young.

Families can get child seats checked

Franciscan Health Indianapolis will offer free child seat inspections by certified technicians on Sept. 21.

The technicians will demonstrate proper use of car seats and booster seats for kids.

The event is 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Franciscan Health Weight Loss Center, 5230 E. Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis.

Franciscan Health is partnering with the Automotive Safety Program at the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. The event coincides with Child Passenger Safety Week.

Language interpreters will be on hand to assist Hispanic and Burmese/Chin caregivers.

Children’s car seats will be provided for families who can prove they are receiving public assistance, and the child must be present.

If residents are unable to attend, free inspections can be arranged any time calling Franciscan Health Indianapolis at 317-528-5774.

Student attends conference in D.C.

A seventh-grader at a private school in the county learned about leadership in the U.S. Capitol.

Olivia Jackson, a seventh-grader at SS. Francis & Clare Catholic School, was selected to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C.

Middle school students from across the United States took part in the leadership development experience at the 2017 Junior National Young Leaders Conference, a program that provides a historical view of leadership and encourages young scholars to develop their own leadership skills and strategies for success in the 21st century.

Students explored historically significant sites, such as Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and memorials throughout Washington, D.C., to reflect upon and learn from leaders and events of the past.