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MV foundation to host fundraisers

FORTVILLE – The Mt. Vernon Education Foundation has two fundraiser events coming up this fall.

The Joel Young Memorial Chip-in Fore Kids event is from 2-5 p.m. Sept. 14 at TopGolf, 9200 E. 116th St. Cost is $100 per person; early registration is $560 for six players.

The foundation will host a Bourbon, Bags and Bingo event Oct. 5. The event is 5-9 p.m. at Adaggio’s, 599 W. Memory Lane, Greenfield. Sponsorship levels are available ranging from $500 to $1,500; door prizes are also accepted. Contact [email protected] or [email protected] to sponsor.

For tickets or more information for both events, visit mtvernonfoundation.org or call 317-482-4110.

School foundation planning gala event

GREENFIELD – The Greenfield Central School Foundation is hosting its annual Red Letter Gala Sept. 30.

Each September, gala guests see interactive displays from previous grant recipients, granting wishes from our Wish Upon A Star display (an initiative to help classroom teachers); honor G-C Alumni Hall of Fame inductees; and mingle with community and education partners and alumni. The gala celebrates the impact of philanthropy and education on the lives of students past, present and future.

The event is at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Adaggios, 5999 W. Memory Lane, Greenfield. To learn more about the event or for tickets, visit gcschoolfoundation.org or call 317-477-4103.

EHHS yearbooks available

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Eastern Hancock High School yearbooks have arrived for the 2022-23 school year. Graduates should pick up yearbooks in the main office during school hours. Extra copies are available for $70 each.

Yearbooks from past years are also available. Email Mrs. Ebert [email protected] with the years to check the availability of copies.

Parent University coming up

FORTVILLE – The annual Parent University is coming in October.

The free program, presented by the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation, is crafted for parents, caregivers and grandparents from 5-9 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Mt. Vernon administration building, 1806 W. Ind. 234, Fortville.

Participants can take courses on technology trends, mental wellness, proactive ways to back parents and students in an educational environment, English tools and assistance for non-native English speakers and more. Visit mtvernonfoundation.org for updates.

Finley earns masters degree

FORTVILLE – Hannah Joy Finley of Fortville graduated with a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree from Lee University July 29.

Finley was among more than 160 students who received undergraduate and graduate diplomas from the private faith-based university in Cleveland, Tenn.

College saving sweepstakes announced

INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric Holcomb has claimed September as College Savings Month in Indiana and one individual will be selected to win a $10,000 account deposit in the College Choice 529 Education sweepstakes.

The Office of the Indiana Treasurer of State announced the program Sept. 1. To enter the sweepstakes, individuals 18 years or older must fill out a form at collegechoicedirect.com/september by Sept. 30. The winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries.

CollegeChoice 529 provides account owners and gift contributors flexibility when it comes to saving for education after high school, according to a press release. Funds can be used at any eligible school or registered apprenticeship program both in- and out-of-state. Accounts grow tax-deferred and distributions are tax-free as long as the money is withdrawn to pay for qualified education expenses like tuition, books, computers, equipment and fees.

Lawmakers seek college interns

INDIANAPOLIS – Local lawmakers are seeking interns to join them at the Statehouse during the 2024 legislative session.

The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus is offering paid spring-semester internships in its communications, information technology, legal, legislative, page and policy offices during the 2024 session of the Indiana General Assembly, said State Sen. Michael Crider, R-Greenfield.

Qualified candidates may be of any major and must be at least a college sophomore. Recent college graduates, as well as graduate and law school students, are also encouraged to apply. Positions are open to Indiana residents, as well as nonresidents who attend a college or university in Indiana.

Indiana House Republicans are also offering similar spring paid internships, which includes free parking, career and professional development assistance, enrollment access to an Indiana government class, and opportunities to earn academic credits through the student’s college or university. Interns are also eligible to apply for a competitive $3,000 scholarship to use toward undergraduate and graduate expenses.

For more information and to apply, visit IndianaSenateRepublicans.com/Intern or indianahouserepublicans.com/internship. Applications are due Oct. 31.