School briefs


Summer children’s theater applications due

GREENFIELD – Students in grades 4 through 8 that want to participate in the 2022 Hancock County Children’s Theater Workshop must turn in an application by March 11.

The program runs 8:30-11:30 a.m. each weekday from May 31 to June 24. This year’s production is “The Enhancement of Beauty and the Beast.” Around 100 children with talents in the visual or performing arts will be selected for participation.

The workshop will take place at Greenfield-Central High School; performance dates are June 24 and 25. Cost is $125.

Applications can be found at; for more information, call Pam Johnson at 317-694-9010 or email [email protected]

Grants available for college, career readiness

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is accepting applications for the 2022 School and Community Partnership Grant until March 18.

Grants are designed to bring together K-12 schools, postsecondary institutions, employers and community organizations to plan and implement supportive efforts for students of all ages to complete education and training beyond high school.

For more information about the School and Community Partnership Grant, visit

Children’s art contest this month

GREENFIELD – Hancock County students ages 5 to 18 are encouraged to enter an art contest focusing on kindness and inclusivity in Hancock County.

The contest, by Hancock Regional Hospital and Healthy365, will give art supply baskets and a cash prize to winners, along with long-term display at HRH. If a winning piece is submitted by a local art teacher, an additional $250 supply grant will be awarded to the teacher as well.

One entry per student is allowed; paint, ink, crayon, pencil, marker, digital formats or texture are accepted. The entry should include the artist’s name, grade and guardian’s contact information. An entry submission form must also be filled out. Deadline is March 30. For more information, visit or call 317-468-4231.

Black and Gold Gala set for April

FORTVILLE – The Mt. Vernon Education Foundation will have its Black and Gold Gala at 6 p.m. April 23 at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.

The annual fundraising event highlights teachers and staff of the year, as well as distinguished alumni awards. Cost is $99 per person. For details or to purchase tickets, visit or call 317-485-3100.

Trade, nontraditional scholarships available

GREENFIELD – Several scholarships are available through the Hancock County Community Foundation, with application deadlines approaching.

Trade and Technical Scholarship Applications will close at 4 p.m. April 15. Scholarships are for those with a career path headed towards trade or technical training.

Nontraditional Scholarship applications are open and money remains to be awarded. Applicants must qualify as an “independent student” as determined by the College Costs Estimator. They must have had their normal course of education interrupted, and plan to pursue a post-secondary education credential at the undergraduate level in an online or traditional setting. Recipients will be chosen based on financial need. An interview with representatives from Leaders in Navigating Knowledge and the HCCF is required.

For more information on trade and technical scholarships or nontraditional scholarships, visit contact Janet White at [email protected] or 317-462-8870.


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