Election will highlight birthday celebration
Feb. 23, 2013
GREENFIELD — The Hancock County Community Foundation is spearheading a celebration of Hancock County’s 185th birthday starting Monday.
A highlight of the celebration is an online competition among the county school systems. Starting at midnight Friday and running until 11:59 p.m., participants will have a chance to visit www.giveHCgrowHC.org to vote for their favorite school.
In honor of the county’s birthday, every vote cast during the 24 hours will figure into each school receiving a portion of a $4,000 grant. The more votes a school corporation receives, the greater the percentage of the $4,000 grant that will go to the districts’ education foundation.
Visitors to the site can click on the “Happy Birthday” icon to watch a celebration video and test their knowledge of county history.
Voting is open to all ages, and participants are allowed to vote only once.
The community foundation will grant the funds to the schools’ education foundations, which will then work with the youth board members to decide how that money will be spent.
Foundation helpers: Youth board members and their advisers are (first row, from left) Olga Vlashyn (NP), Carly Hackler (NP), Skylar Overleese (EH), Courtney Kingen (EH) and Natalie Rook (MV). Also, (second row, from left) Myra Bleill (G-C foundation), Erin Kile (G-C), Matt Kruetzer (NP), Rachel Froman (EH) and Lauren Bradburn (MV). Also, (third row, from left) Noah Hite (G-C), Pete Rusche (NP), Peyton Neisler (EH) and Mitch Walrod (MV). Also, (fourth, from left) Leslie Nickels (G-C), Matt Capen (G-C) Nelson Dulin (EH) and Ellie Balbach (MV). Also, (fifth row, from left) Alli Kern (G-C, Susie Coleman (G-C assistant principal), Matt Haden (NP), Lisa Hagan (EH assistant principal) and Derek Shelton (MV assistant principal). Also, (back row, from left) Becky Riley (G-C foundation board president), Miles Hercamp (NP assistant principal), Andrea Yovanovich (MV education foundation) and Mike McMahon (EH education foundation).