Youth board members plan birthday celebrations

GREENFIELD — Students from Hancock County’s four high schools met recently to plan the annual “Happy Birthday, Hancock County” celebration through the Hancock County Community Foundation.

The students, four from each school, make up the Youth-Granting, Investing, Volunteering and Engaging in Hancock County youth board, which is a community foundation endeavor to connect county teens to projects and needs within their community.

March 1 marks the 190th anniversary of Hancock County’s creation. To celebrate, the youth board members will distribute history packets, county maps and coloring sheets to schools in Hancock County Feb. 26 to March 2.

2017-2018 Y-GIVE members

Eastern Hancock High School

  • Victor Olivo, sophomore
  • Ryan Burris, sophomore
  • Abby Brown, junior
  • Abby Marden, senior

Greenfield-Central High School

  • Alli Bowman, freshman
  • Tyler Murphy, sophomore
  • Parker Niemeier, junior
  • Lexie Zell, senior

Mt. Vernon High School

  • Lexi Shelton, freshman
  • Kayden Bensheimer, freshman
  • Meridan Eads, senior
  • Damari Gatewood, senior

New Palestine High School

  • Addi Jones, freshman
  • Grace Hobbs, sophomore
  • Austin Keele, junior
  • Nick Rushe, senior
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Rorye Hatcher is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at ​317-477-3211 or