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October 3, 2012

Next Generation briefs for Oct. 3

 

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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  • Want better teacher ratings? Ask the kids The state may be back where it started, encumbered with a flawed teacher grading system, a year after implementing what were meant to be tough new standards. That was the general consensus of the State Board of Education days after teacher evaluation data were released last week. Of 50,000 public school teachers graded by their principals, less than one-half of 1 percent were deemed “ineffective.”

    April 16, 2014

  • Spring into warm-weather activities safely Of course. Mother Nature finally supplies a day of sunshine and warmth inspiring kiddos to run outside; moments later a bike wreck brings the fun to a screeching halt. Fortunately, a bandage and a kiss remedy the skinned knee. The incident also offers this mom an important reminder. After a winter fighting bitter cold and piles of snow we are all anxious to finally get outside. In the rush to enjoy days of sunshine, pausing to recap a few safety rules ensures the days go smoothly.

    April 16, 2014

  • Add 'ups' to your spring to prevent Injury Welcome back spring! We all missed you so much and can’t wait to be outside soaking up every wonderful thing you have to offer. Our bodies are ready for the activity, fresh air, and a healthy level of UV rays. I can’t wait to mulch, bike, plant, 5k, swing, dig ... well, maybe not mulch. As you fly recklessly into your spring favorites and to-do lists, use these tips to care for your body to maximize your efforts and keep you safe.

    April 16, 2014

  • No Internet for blind date checks in Dark Ages A friend posted on her Facebook last week that it was her 23rd anniversary. That number in itself was pretty noteworthy in this day and age, but what made it noteworthy for me was that she was married to a man she met on a blind date.

    April 16, 2014

  • Anything goes at Beef & Boards Eighty years ago native Hoosier Cole Porter wrote the music and lyrics for “Anything Goes.” Six days ago it opened at Beef & Boards dinner theater. The show, which is a fun, music-filled voyage aboard the SS American, proves yet again that there is more than corn in Indiana.

    April 9, 2014

  • House Ethics Committee faces first major probe since 1997 Steering lawmakers through a rewrite of the state’s criminal code won House Judiciary Chairman Greg Steuerwald bipartisan accolades this year.

    April 9, 2014

  • Frontier Airlines fouls, strikes out I've been fortunate to have traveled frequently — mostly in a past life, prior to returning to the newspaper business. I knew things had changed, but I'd flown since 9-11 and thought I was pretty much up to speed on policies when I traveled to Washington state at the end of March.

    April 9, 2014

  • To save or not to save ash trees? Since arriving in the United States around 15 years ago, the Emerald Ash Borer has proven to be a devastating pest of green and white ash. To date, it has killed millions of ash trees and, if left untreated, appears to result in 100 percent mortality of infested trees.

    April 9, 2014

  • Eating as if life depends on it Back in the spring of 2008, I was fortunate to have heard two nationally respected authors speak in Indy.

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