School Shorts Feb. 26, 2013
County birthday celebration includes contest for schools
The Hancock County Community Foundation celebrates the county’s 185th birthday all this week.
On Friday, all day until midnight, support one of the county’s schools by visiting www.givehcgrowhc.org; watch the clebration video, test your knowlege and cast a vote. The school corporation with the most votes will receive a $4,000 grant.
Swing the night away at Mt. Vernon
The Mt. Vernon High School choir presents its Swingin’ the Night Away concert, featuring the Mississinewa Valley Swing Band, 7 p.m. Friday at the MVHS Cafeteria, 8112 N. CR 200W, Fortville.
Admission is $5, free for MV staff and children 10 and under. Free food will be provided.
To prepare, there will be a free hour-long swing dance lesson 6 p.m. today in the MVHS choir room.
Franklin College scholarship won
Brandon Lindman of Mt. Vernon High School was awarded the Trustees Scholarship in the Ben Franklin Scholars competition, Feb. 4-9 at Franklin College. The four-year scholarship pays $56,000.
Studio 52 prom dress giveaway
Studio 52’s Fifth Annual Prom Dress Give Away will be held 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Brookville Road Community Church, 7480 W. U.S. 52, New Palestine. All dresses are free, available to all without conditions or qualifications.
Those who wish to donate a gently-used prom dress may drop it off by Friday at Studio 52 Salon, 7924 W. U.S. 52, New Palestine, or call (317) 861-4628 to have it picked up.
Tri Kappa awarding scholarships
Several scholarships are available for Hancock County residents through Upsilon Chapter of Tri Kappa.
The scholarships for graduating high school seniors, as well as for adult female students returning to school after an interruption in education, must be used at an accredited college or technical or vocational school in Indiana.
High school seniors may contact their guidance counselors for an application.
The adult student application for the Helen Roath Memorial Scholarship is available online through the Hancock County Community Foundation at www.givehcgrowhc.org/scholarapply.aspx, and must be received by the Foundation by Friday.
Applications for the high school scholarships must be postmarked on or before March 15.
For questions, or to receive an application, contact scholarship chair Kathy Locke at (317) 462-0731.
Extension offering scholarships
Scholarship applications are now available from Hancock County Extension Homemakers for both graduating seniors and adults who wish to further their post-high school eduction:
A $500 High School Scholastic Award to a Hancock County resident graduating from high school and pursuing a college or vocational school degree.
A $500 Career Advancement award to a Hancock County homemaker age 25 and older; membership to Hancock County Extension Homemakers is not a requirement.
Applications for both are due March 15.
Applications and more details are available on the Extension Homemakers page of the Purdue Extension Hancock County Web site: www.extension.purdue.edu/hancock, or at the Extension Office, 802 N. Apple St., Greenfield. For any questions, call Vickie Ramsey at (317) 753-4144.