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Donnie Turner

Hancock County native selected as new principal

GREENFIELD – Donald (Donnie) Turner has been selected to be the new principal of Mt. Comfort Elementary School.

Turner comes to Mt. Vernon from the Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation where he has served as the principal of North Madison Elementary for the last four years. Pending approval from the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation Board of Trustees in June, Turner will begin his tenure at Mt. Vernon this summer.

Turner is a native of Hancock County as he graduated from Greenfield-Central High School in 2002. He earned a masters in educational administration and supervision from Ball State University in 2012. In 2006, he earned a bachelors of science in elementary education from Indiana University at Indianapolis.

Turner has a strong focus on building relationships with students, staff and the community, according to a press release from the school corporation. Along with his seven years of school administration experience and a plethora of school accomplishments, his time in classrooms working with students, teaching and joining in community events made him a strong candidate.

Several college students named to honor lists

HANCOCK COUNTY – Several college students with Hancock County roots have been named to honor lists at universities across the country, based on spring semester grades.

Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois announced Carsyn Burdine, Stephanie Clark, Carley Logan and Kaylee Walden of Greenfield; and Jaici Wright of Fortville to the dean’s list for having attained a 3.5 grade point average or higher.

The University of Evansville announced Grace Burnell of Greenfield to its dean’s list for a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Cedarville University in Ohio named Marco Leombruni of McCordsville to its dean’s list for a 3.5 GPA or higher. Sarah Hannay of McCordsville, Abigail Himes of McCordsville, Madison Roberts of New Palestine and Logan Strong of New Palestine were named to Cedarville’s dean’s honor list for a 3.75 GPA or higher.

Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. named Sadie Miller of New Palestine for its dean’s list for a 3.5 GPA or higher.

Concordia University Nebraska named Molly Reece of McCordsville to its honors list for a 3.9 GPA or higher.

Trine University in Angola named several local students to its presidents’ list for a 3.75 or higher GPA: Lucas Tutro, Greenfield; Anthony Hentz, Greenfield; Cade Clark, Greenfield; Macy Huber, Greenfield; Rachel Campbell, Greenfield; Konner Schieman, Fortville; Samuel Blocher, Greenfield; Nikolas Uhler, Charlottesville; and Taylor Koch, Greenfield.

Southern New Hampshire University named Wydell Birch and Matthew Roberts, both of New Palestine, to its president’s list for a 3.7 GPA or higher. SNHU named Makala Riley of Greenfield to the dean’s list for a 3.5 to 3.69 GPA.

G-CHS student named future medical leader delegate

GREENFIELD — Mia Siebeneck, a sophomore at Greenfield-Central High School, is a

delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders to be held June 21-23, just outside Boston, on the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus.

The Congress is an honors program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields.

Siebeneck’s nomination was signed by Dr. Mario Capecchi, winner of the Nobel Prize in medicine and the science director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent Indiana based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve in the field of medicine.

During the three-day event, Siebeneck will join students from across the country and hear Nobel

Laureates and National Medal of Science recipients discuss leading medical research; be given advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what to expect in medical school; witness stories told by patients who are living medical miracles; be inspired by fellow teen medical science prodigies; and learn about cutting-edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology.

Trine University awards degrees to local students

HANCOCK COUNTY – Several Hancock County students completed degrees from Trine University this spring.

Nicole Chattersonof Greenfield earned a doctorate degree in physical therapy; Madison Cltinger, Wilkinson, finance and masters of business administration; Rachel DeWeese, McCordsvlle, doctor of physical therapy; Bailey Fleming, Greenfield, doctor in physical therapy; and Konner Schieman, Fortville, forensic science.

Trine University, located in the northern Indiana community of Angola, is a private, co-educational, residential institution.