School briefs


Local students honored at universities

HANCOCK COUNTY – Several students with Hancock County ties have been honored at their universities for academic performance.

Rhys Deiter of Fortville received the Dr. Robert McIntire Political Science Award at Millikin University’s Honors Convocation in April. More than 90 awards were presented to Millikin students and faculty for their commitment to academic excellence. Millikin is a private university located in Decatur, Ill.

Ashton Willis of Shirley was named to the South Plains College Spring 2023 Deans’ List. To qualify, students must earn a grade point average of 3.25 or higher and complete a minimum of 12 credit hours. The university is located in Levelland, Texas.

Aimee Brittain of Fortville was named to the Deans’ List of Utah Tech University for the spring 2023 semester. The honor is for students who achieve a GPA of 3.5 to 3.89 while completing 15 credits. The university is located in St. George, Utah.

Linstrum selected intern for JAG program

CHARLOTTESVILLE – A local student is working as a summer intern with Jobs for America’s Graduates.

Mikala Linstrum, a 2021 Eastern Hancock High school graduate, is the 2023 Youth Initiatives governor’s summer intern. Linstrum just finished her sophomore year at Ball State University, studying social work and communications. She was awarded the outstanding student award for her sophomore, junior and senior years of high school and also worked to start a scholarship program for Hancock County JAG students.

Children’s choir to host one-day camp

GREENFIELD – The Hancock County Children’s Choir will host a one-day camp June 19.

The Music in Me Summer Camp is for ages 5 to 18 and includes singing, movement, rhythm and more. It will be at Mercy Road Church – Northeast, 611 Vitality Drive, Fortville. Those interested in joining the choir can take part in new student assessments. Register at

Free food available for children this summer

GREENFIELD – Greenfield-Central Schools will once again have free meals available to all children 18 and younger this summer. Students do not have to attend G-C schools in order to receive free food.

Breakfast offered daily at Greenfield-Central High School and Greenfield Central Junior High School includes Pop Tarts, cereal, cereal bars, juice and milk; meals will be each weekday in June and July from 730-8:45 a.m.

Lunch will include an alternating menu each weekday in June and July at the high school, junior high and the concession stand at the Kathy Dowling Aquatic Center at Riley Park. The concession stand site will be open 10:45-11:45 a.m. daily; the junior high is 11 a.m. to noon, and the high school is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.