School briefs: Local student named semifinalist in scholarship program

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Local student named semifinalist in program

INDIANAPOLIS — Allison Schneider of New Palestine was named a semifinalist in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Schneider attends Cathedral High School, a Catholic high school in Indianapolis. High school students who meet published program requirements may enter the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking a Preliminary SAT or National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. According to the program’s website, of the 1.5 million entrants, about 16,000 students are notified that they have qualified as Semifinalists based on high scores. Next year, about 7,500 finalists will receive a scholarship award, based on their abilities, skills and accomplishments, as well as an essay.

Safe Sitter classes available for students

GREENFIELD — Safe Sitter classes for students in grades 6 through 8 are available this fall via Zoom. The class, through Health Ed Pros, is designed to prepare students to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. The instructor-led class is filled with games and role-playing experiences.

Classes are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 16, Dec. 11 or Dec. 30, as well as 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11 or Nov. 13. Registration is $68 and includes the shipping of a Safe Sitter book to the home, as well as a certificate of completion after the class. To register, email [email protected] or call (317) 439-3781.

Reading evening event planned

GREENFIELD — A family literacy night is planned for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 at Greenfield Central Junior High School.

“Reading Under the Stars” will allow families to join with junior high staff for an evening with a book fair, learning activities, games, door prizes, plus a free book, bonus school points and a homework coupon.