School briefs


Owl program set at nature camp

GREENFIELD – Learn about the world of owls in a family-friendly nature program Nov. 19 at Nameless Creek Camp.

“Take Flight – Wildlife Education” is geared for elementary-aged children but all are welcome. Families will hear a story, create a nature craft and see a live owl up close. The event is 1-3 p.m. Nov. 19. Cost is $15 for one registrant; $25 for two; $35 for three; and $50 for four or more.

Deadline to register is Nov. 14. Visit and click the registration link from the home page.

Financial aid workshops coming up

HANCOCK COUNTY – Graduating high school students and adult learners can gain insight on financial aid through a series of upcoming FAFSA Days events.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be discussed by INvestED Indiana college funding experts, according to the Hancock County Community Foundation. The HCCF, INvestED and Hancock County LINK are hosting the FAFSA days at all four county high schools.

The FAFSA Day for New Palestine High School is 2:30-7 p.m. Nov. 1; Mt. Vernon High School, 2:30-7 p.m. Nov. 2; Eastern Hancock High School, 4-7:30 p.m. Nov. 8; Greenfield-Central High School, 2:30-7 p.m. Nov. 15; and Hancock County Public Library, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 21. There will also be onsite scholarship application support for scholarships through the HCCF.

Burhenn selected for leadership role at UF

MCCORDSVILLE – Max Burhenn of McCordsville was elected president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee at the University of Findlay for the 2022-23 school year.

The group is one of nearly 85 active student clubs, organizations and societies at UF, which is located in Findlay, Ohio.

MV seeks staff appreciation cards from community

FORTVILLE – Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation is encouraging community members to send a “Because of You” card to share kind messages with bus drivers, teachers, cafeteria workers, custodians, assistants and more.

People may fill out a postcard for free at, click on “Community” and “Staff Appreciation Cards.” The card will be printed and delivered to the staff members each month. People may fill out as many staff appreciation cards as they like.