Zionsville Times Sentinel

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October 3, 2012

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Students raise $6,700 for ACS

Zionsville Community High School held its first ever tailgate to benefit Relay For Life Zionsville.

The tailgate, which was held Friday, Sept. 14, raised more than $6,700 for the American Cancer Society.

The top fundraising team was Coach Moore’s Boys Tennis Team. The following groups participated in the event: boys tennis, boys lacrosse, boys baseball, Key Club, Student Council, National Honor Society, Cheers from Emily, seniors team, boys basketball and boys soccer.

The money raised during the event will be applied to the Relay for Life Zionsville’s fundraising efforts to ensure that the money represents the Zionsville community.

ZCHS students Jakob Fisher, Allison Gruninger, Aaron Nichols, Claire Poindexter, Anne Poindexter, Kyle Langford, Katie Pullen, Jaclyn Pullen, Katie Medaris and Ashley Medaris helped plan the event. ZCHS parents Angie Leary, Robin Miiller and Lori Nichols also helped plan.

The Relay For Life of Zionsville will be held June 14 and 15 at Lion’s Park.

Visit www.relayforlife.org/zionsvillein or email jessica.hancock@cancer.org for more information.

 

 

Seniors commended in National Merit contest

The following seniors were commended by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for their scores on the PSAT test that they took as juniors. 

They are among the 34,000 students across the nation recognized for their academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2013 competition for National Merit Scholarship Awards, these commended students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 competition by taking the PSAT: Cole Anderson, Syed Ather, Katherine Bays, Gregory Berglund, Nichole Bruce, Kelsey Byrum, Hannah Biggs, Atticus Coscia, Luke Crenshaw, Alexander Duckworth, Kristen Duffey, Felipe Gallo, Hailey Gibson, Allison Gruninger, Carolyn Haythorn, Mason Herhusky, Jennifer Hoops, Sara Jacobson, Nicholas Mates, Katelyn McCarthy, Andrew Parker, Samuel Pinegar, MacKenzie Sinclair, Sarah Thompson, Audrey Todd and Sara Zaheer.

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  • PE is essential in child development Of course, I loved physical education in school. Not only was PE a welcome break to a day of sitting at a desk absorbing our teachers’ wisdom — and fun time with friends — but it was also a setting where we could learn about our fast-changing bodies through movement.

    August 20, 2014

  • The tires, they are a changing A few weeks ago I was part of a small group that was tasked with designing an hourlong class teaching people how to do something. We chose to teach new drivers how to change a car tire. One of my teammates got his 16-year-old daughter and two of her friends to take our training, and their comments after the fact got me to thinking about changing flat tires and changing times.

    August 20, 2014

  • Craft brewers, vintners return sprits to Indiana State Fair Brad Hawkins felt right at home hawking his beer at the Indiana State Fairgrounds last week.

    August 20, 2014

  • Household waste, hazardous, toxic and dangerous Once a year the Household Hazardous Waste Collection or Tox-Away Day rolls around for Zionsville residents, and it’s coming up from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak.

    August 13, 2014

  • Kill grubs, plant fall garden in August If you had a problem with grub damage in your lawn last year, now is the time to start applying treatments.

    August 13, 2014

  • A day without recess is a day without joy Youngest started school last week, which isn’t really newsworthy, but what we learned the first day of class kind of is. Our elementary school has embraced an initiative called TEAM30 or something like that. The idea is to make kids exercise every day. In order to work an extra 30 minutes of exercise into an already full school day, something had to go. It was recess.

    August 13, 2014

  • Public safety workers close ranks around gay, lesbian colleagues Jason Miller has spent 15 years in a job he loves. He’s an emergency medical technician working two jobs as a first-responder, and he’s training to become a firefighter in Kokomo. Miller loves the reward of helping others, he said, and the camaraderie among people whose inclination is to run toward danger. For police, firefighters and EMTs, he said, backing each other up is “second nature.”

    August 13, 2014

  • Colleagues of indicted sheriff feel the glare of distrust Last Tuesday didn’t go the way Daviess County Sheriff Jerry Harbstreit thought it would. He was in Indianapolis in the morning in his role as president of the Indiana Sheriffs' Association, to listen to a speech by U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett about his high-profile crackdown on public corruption.

    August 6, 2014

  • Simple tips for packing healthy school lunches It’s time for the kiddos to go back to school, and you’re committed to packing their lunches this year. For those who haven’t packed lunches before or are getting tired of the same old stuff, it may seem a bit daunting to think about planning yet another meal each day.

    August 6, 2014

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