School briefs


Students at Eden Elementary School pose with shoes collected for the No Cold Feet recycling competition that benefits Changing Footprints. The school earned first place for the third year in a row.

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Shoe competition donates 7,000+ pairs

HANCOCK COUNTY – Local school children collected 7,140 pairs of shoes for Changing Footprints in Greenfield.

The annual No Cold Feet Shoe Recycling Competition was in January, with 12 schools participating in a friendly competition to clean out closets. In addition to donating shoes to the nonprofit that gives to those in need, unusable shoes were recycled into playground mulch.

Coming in first place for the third year in a row was Eden Elementary, with 639 pairs of shoes. Eastern Hancock Elementary earned second place, and Harris Elementary third. The overall classroom winner was Mt. Comfort Elementary’s kindergarten class taught by Mrs. Williams, with 172 pairs.

Kindergarten roundups coming soon

HANCOCK COUNTY – Two public school corporations have announced plans for kindergarten roundups coming up.

Greenfield-Central schools will have on-site roundups April 15-18; registration is open now for the 2024-25 school year. Visit for more.

Southern Hancock has a kindergarten roundup set for 5-7 p.m. April 11. Visit or call 317-861-4463 for details.

Staff appreciation cards available through MV

FORTVILLE – Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation has a free opportunity for people to thank school employees, from bus drivers to food service staff, and teachers to administrators.

“Because of You” forms can be filled out online, and staff members will receive a postcard with a thoughtful message. Visit and click on “Staff Appreciation Cards.”

Bogle inducted into honor society

GREENFIELD – Sarah Grace Bogle of Greenfield was one of 23 Grace College juniors and seniors inducted into the Alpha Chi Honor Society Jan. 27.

Bogle is studying life science education and was among the high-achieving students to have earned the top 10% of grade point averages across all disciplines at the college, located in Winona Lake, Ind.

Local students named to Franklin honor list

HANCOCK COUNTY – Several students with Hancock County roots have been named to the dean’s list at Franklin College for earning a grade point average of at least 3.5 with at least 12 credit hours.

Honorees included Jocelyn Duncan, a senior from Wilkinson; Bennett Hanson, senior, New Palestine; Allison Lowe, sophomore, Greenfield; Brayden Marrow, junior, New Palestine; Kaylee Stewart, sophomore, Greenfield; and Samuel Wilson, sophomore, Greenfield.

Franklin College is a residential liberal arts and sciences institution 20 minutes south of Indianapolis.

Financial aid event coming up

GREENFIELD – An event to assist with applying for financial aid for college is coming up.

A FAFSA Day will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2 at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road, Greenfield. INvestED Indiana college funding experts will be on hand to help people complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Visit for more; the event is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Hancock County.

EHEF to host trivia fundraiser

GREENFIELD – Eastern Hancock Education Foundation will host a trivia event fundraiser at 6 p.m. March 8 at the Hancock County Fairgrounds, 620 Apple St., Greenfield.

Registration is open now for the event, and sponsorships are available. Email [email protected] for details, or sign up through