Summer enrichment camps coming to New Pal

NEW PALESTINE — New Palestine Community Schools will host 17 camps this summer covering a wide range of subjects for children.

Programs include mind mazes, Spanish, cooking, robotics, kindergarten readiness and more. Participants do not need to be enrolled in the New Pal school district to apply, however, priority registration will be given to NP students should the classes become full. Cost is $125 per camp. For a link to a complete list of programs and how to register, visit

Star power program honors G-C staff

GREENFIELD – Teachers, principals, coaches, bus drivers and more can be honored through the Star Power program from the Greenfield Central School Foundation.

The GCSF is encouraging the Greenfield-Central community to thank their favorite educators before the school year ends. Visit and fill out an online form. A $10 minimum donation will provide the honoree with a personalized certificate listing their name and special sentiments. All proceeds provide additional resources for G-C teachers, classrooms and students.

Wright graduates with doctorate

GREENFIELD – Hallie Wright of Greenfield graduated last week from the University of Georgia.

Wright earned a doctoral degree in plant breed gene and genomics, according to a press release from the university. The graduation ceremony was May 10.

Teen police academy applications open

GREENFIELD – Applications are being accepted now for this year’s Hancock County Teen Police Academy.

The free program is for students ages 14 to 17 and is hosted at Greenfield-Central High School. It runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 10-14. Classes cover character development, defensive tactics, drug investigations, firearms training, drunken driving enforcement, traffic stops and more. Applications are submitted through the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, or the Greenfield Police Department, Applications are due May 17. For questions, contact Capt. Bridget Foy, 317-477-1147.

Free college courses available this summer

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana high school students grades 9-12 can enroll in free courses this summer at Ivy Tech Community College.

Free summer courses provide an opportunity for students to explore possible career options while earning college credits. Students who qualify for courses will receive free tuition and textbooks, with no limit on the number of courses students can take. To qualify, students must be Indiana residents at any high school, including current eighth graders entering ninth grade, graduating seniors, homeschool students and students at adult high schools.

For more, visit

Swim lesson registration open

GREENFIELD – Swim lessons are available this summer at the city of Greenfield’s public pool at Riley Park.

The Kathy Dowling Aquatic Center is hosting three sessions of swim lessons from June through July. Sessions are scheduled for mornings and evenings; from ages 9 months with parents to children over 10 years old. For a description of each swim class available or to register, visit and click on “Aquatics.”