School briefs


Bright Star Theatre presents “Storybook Tales” at both locations of the Hancock County Public Library June 24.

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Libraries offer performances, events

HANCOCK COUNTY – Local libraries are hosting several family events and children’s programs this month through summer reading clubs.

MellyPop Puppets will perform at 10 a.m. June 10 at the Hancock County Public Library in Greenfield. Freddy Fossil’s Dino Show is at 10 a.m. June 17; Bright Star Theatre presents “Storybook Tales” at 10 a.m. June 24. Performances in New Palestine are the same dates, but at 2 p.m. each time. Register for events one week prior to each one at

Elementary-aged children are invited to a Dinosaur Discovery event at 3 p.m. June 12; and Collage Mania at 3 p.m. June 13. In New Palestine, children are welcome to events called Food Fun June 11; Painting in Pairs June 18; and Summer Science June 25. Sign up at

“Tweens” and teens can come to the New Palestine branch for yoga June 12 or 26; Yoga in Greenfield is June 19. A Bigfoot Terrarium program is June 20. Teens also have several craft events available.

Storytimes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the HCPL; see for times.

In Fortville, the Vernon Township Public Library will host a Tiny Art Show the entire month. Play and Learn Storytime is on Mondays and Wednesdays. Children and adults 12 and older can make candy sushi in an event at 6:30 p.m. June 11. A Swiftie Summer Singalong is set for 6 p.m. June 13 at McCordsville Town Park. Mario-themed costumes are encouraged at a Mario Party at 1 p.m. this Saturday, June 15. The library is located at 625 E. Broadway St. Fortville; visit for details.

Greenfield students recognized by Franklin College

GREENFIELD – Two students from Greenfield were recently recognized at Franklin College for high academic achievement.

Allison Lowe received two awards for mathematics and computing: the Dr. Gertrude Gereats Award, and the Thorp Wolford Award for Excellence in Quantitative Analysis. Lowe also received an award in economics, business and accounting: the E. Don & Joyce Tull Endowed Scholarship.

Kaylee Stewart received an education award: the H.H. Ogden Endowed Scholarship.

They were among several students from central Indiana to receive honors. Franklin College honored students for their exceptional scholarly efforts during the 2023-24 academic year with merit awards and scholarships at the annual Spring Honors Convocation, held on April 25 in the Napolitan Student Center.

EHHS students honored at event

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Local high school students were recently honored for signing letters of intent to work at local employers.

Wyatt Arnold of Eastern Hancock High School signed a letter of intent to accept a job offer with Hoosier Feeder (Fabricators). Arnold is completing New Castle Career Center with a welding certificate from Ivy Tech Community College, 27 college credits and an AWS Certification.

Kolton Gilbreath, also of Eastern Hancock High School, also signed a letter with Hoosier Feeder (Fabricators). Gilbreath has a welding certificate from Ivy Tech, 27 college credits and an AWS certification; he will continue his education at Ivy Tech Industrial Technology for an associates degree in automotive technology.

The students were honored at the annual Signing Day at the Henry County REMC. This event honored graduating seniors who have demonstrated their dedication to specific employers by signing a letter of intent for accepted job offers. Students from various programs, including machine trades, building trades, dental and health careers, engineering, welding, and property management, accepted positions through employer partners. Beyond offering advanced career placement opportunities, NCCC takes great pride in facilitating higher education pathways and U.S. military prospects for its students, according to a press release from the center.

To learn more about the New Castle Career Center, visit

Local students named to Olivet honor list

GREENFIELD – Three students with Hancock County ties were recently announced for the dean’s list of Olivet Nazarene University.

Carsyn Burdine, Stephanie Clark and Tiffany Going, all of Greenfield, were named to the list for the spring semester. The list honors students who obtain a 3.5 or higher grade point average while taking a full-time course load. Olivet Nazarene University is a Christian, liberal arts university located in Bourbonnais, Ill.

G-C gala event scheduled

GREENFIELD – The annual Red Letter Gala supporting the Greenfield Central School Foundation is coming up this September.

The event is set for Sept. 28 with dinner, interactive displays from grant recipients, and a Wish Upon A Star display featuring future grant opportunities. New members of the G-C Alumni Hall of Fame also inducted at the event. Sponsorship opportunities are open now.

To learn more or to sponsor the event, visit

MV seeks host families

FORTVILLE – Mt. Vernon High School is seeking host families for foreign exchange students for the 2024-25 school year.

Students will be arriving from Denmark, Brazil, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Finland and the Netherlands.

Those interested in learning more can email [email protected].

School supply orders online for EH Elementary

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Eastern Hancock’s Parent Teacher Organization is starting an online school supply ordering system for the 2024-25 school year.

Order between now and June 16 and supplies are delivered to the teacher’s classroom prior to meet the teacher night. For more, visit and use the code EAS337. For more information, visit