School News – February 5

Center Grove students win national awards

Dozens of Center Grove High School students won art awards at a national competition.

Fourteen students received Gold Key awards. Twenty-nine students earned Silver Key awards. Gold and Silver Key award winners advance to national competition. Fifty-four students received Honorable Mention awards.

The Gold and Silver Key winning art will be on display at Clowes Hall on the Butler University campus through March 18. Students who earn a Gold Medal at the national competition will have their art displayed in New York City and be invited to the exhibit and award ceremony that is annually held at Carnegie Hall.

School announces students of month

Roncalli High School has announced its December students of the month.

They are:

Landon Lahey, industrial technology; Calder Robinson, fine arts; Camille Woods, health and physical education; Kameron Dreesen, religious studies; Nicholas Ludeman, S.T.A.R.S Program; Max Wors, English; Trent Smith, business and technology; Allison White, world languages; Samantha Curtis, science; Lexi Lawson, math; Rachel Knierman, communication; Kaleigh Farrell, social studies.

Indiana credit union offering scholarship

Indiana Members Foundation, the charitable arm of Indiana Members Credit Union along with Indiana Members Credit Union, is taking applications for the Robert E. Martin Collegiate Scholarship Program available to college students that are members of Indiana Members Credit Union. Ten $5,000 collegiate scholarships will be given.

The Robert E. Martin Collegiate Scholarship application and instructions can be found online at The deadline is March 31.

Franklin seniors can earn scholarship

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: 317-474-4069.

Annual fundraising meal planned by FFA

Franklin FFA students will conduct their annual fundraising breakfast to help buy stuffed animals for children at Johnson Memorial Hospital.

The Molly Gibson breakfast will be from 5:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. Feb. 20 at Franklin Community High School’s agriculture shop, 2600 Cumberland Drive.

The breakfast is free, but donations will be accepted. The public is welcome.

Donations collected at the breakfast will go to Pooh Bears for Molly. The program gives stuffed animals to children staying at the hospital.

Volunteers needed for spelling 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 2018 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 6, which is the entry deadline for the county bee.

The Johnson County Spelling Bee will be 6:30 p.m. April 17.

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

Local 4-H teams up with hobby store

Shopping at a hobby store and purchasing a clover will help local 4-H clubs and programs.

The Paper Clover campaign will take place in 865 JOANN Fabrics stores nationwide during February.

Supporters will have a chance to purchase $1 or $4 Paper Clovers to help equip local clubs.

The Greenwood JOANN store is at 1260 U.S. 31.

Local 4-Hers also will work with the store to make valentines and deliver them to Morning Pointe Assisted Living in Franklin.

Host families sought for exchange students

Host families are needed to open their homes to students from other countries who will be studying in the United States.

The PAX Program of Academic Exchange is accepting host family applications for second semester students who arrive in January as well as families who want to host for the 2018-19 academic year.

An application asks for information about the family’s interests, reasons why they want to host, pictures of their home to share with their future student and a family picture. A criminal background check is conducted on all adult family members, and references are consulted before a coordinator meets with the family.

To host, a family must provide a non-convertible bed and three meals each day. Students do not need to have their own bedrooms, but room sharing must be with siblings of the same sex and a similar age group.

Applications can be found at

Legislator seeking statehouse 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.