School News – August 15

Center Grove students named to All-American band

Three Center Grove High School students will march at halftime at the All-American Bowl in January.

Seniors Trent Alexander, Jeffrey Huff and Sidney Richardson were selected for the 2017 U.S. Army All-American band.

Alexander plays the mellophone. Huff plays the snare drum and Richardson the vibraphone.

Selection is based on students’ demonstration of exceptional musicianship, marching achievement, character and leadership.

Students selected as one of the 125 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band members receive an all-expenses-paid trip to San Antonio, Texas to march in the halftime performance of the All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in January.

Union Elementary School wins library competition

Students at Union Elementary School were serious about summer learning.

The school had the most percentage of students complete the Johnson County Public Library Summer Learning Program.

Union had about 15 percent of the school population complete the program which includes reading, writing and doing experiments for points and prizes.

Needham Elementary School and St. Rose of Lima School, both in Franklin, placed second and third, with just more than 8 percent of their students completing the program.

Center Grove principal earns district honor

Sugar Grove Elementary School’s principal was named District 9 Elementary School Principal of the Year.

Davin Harpe received the honor from the Indiana Association of School Principals.

He has been the principal since 2013 and is one of 12 principals honored from each of the association’s 12 districts.

District 9 is located in south central Indiana and is made up of Bartholomew, Brown, Jackson, Johnson, Lawrence, Monroe and Morgan counties.

Harpe will be honored at a banquet in November, where the statewide winner will be announced.

Design pledge to honor state

Teens who want to participate in Indiana’s bicentennial can get creative.

The Indiana DAR is having a “Salute Indiana” contest.

Hoosiers ages 13 and older are invited to design a salute or pledge to the Indiana state flag.

The contest is modeled after the 1916 event, where residents were asked to design a state flag for Indiana. The flag that won is the current Indiana state flag.

Entries are being accepted at until Sept. 2, 2016. The winning submission will be brought before the Indiana General Assembly for approval.

The winner will receive $200.

Greenwood student chosen as ambassador

A Greenwood Community High School senior was chosen as an Indiana Ambassador of Music.

Sophia Yilmaz was chosen as an ambassador.

Indiana Ambassadors of Music travel every other summer to Europe to perform and tour the area. They are a group of high school and college age students that are accompanied by high school and college music teachers.

Local girls can join Scouts, adults can help

Local Girl Scouts are calling all girls in kindergarten to Grade 12 and their families to learn more about the organization. Girl Scouts is adding girls to existing troops and forming new troops for ages kindergarten through high school. The troops also are recruiting adult volunteers. Two recruitment nights are planned.

The first begins at 6 p.m. today at the Greenwood Pubic Library, 310 S. Meridian St. The next night also begins at 6 p.m. Aug. 31 at White River Library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood.

If you cannot make one of these nights but are interested in learning more about Girl Scouts, please contact Stacey Rozmin at 317-924-6889.