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Education

  • Kentucky Wesleyan to offer STEM scholarship opportunity

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – Using funds provided by the National Science Foundation, Kentucky Wesleyan College has initiated a scholarship program to increase the number of graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
    High-school seniors and college transfer students interested in studying one of these in-demand fields are encouraged to apply for the STEM scholarship.
    Kentucky Wesleyan College will award scholarships up to $6,000 per year to selected incoming freshmen and transfer students.

  • Kessens earns associate degree

    AVON – Andrea Kessens graduated Nov. 2, 2012, from The Vet Tech Institute at International Business College with an associate degree in veterinary technician.

    She is currently working at the Animal Hospital of Avon in Avon. She is the daughter of Ron and Barb Kessens of Siberia.
    She is the granddaughter of Betty Kes-sens of Siberia, Joe and Betty Wiederkehr of St. Meinrad and the late Larry Kessens. She is a 2010 graduate of Perry Central High School.
     

  • Malone named to IU dean’s list

    BLOOMINGTON – Aaron Ross Malone has been named to the dean’s list at Indiana University for the 2012 fall semester. Students must have a 3.7 grade-point average or above on a 4.0 scale in order to be eligible for the dean’s list at Indiana University.

    He will graduate in the spring of 2013 with a bachelor of science in human biology with a concentration in human health and disease, a certificate of business foundations from the Kelley School of Business, and minors in chemistry and psychology.

  • VU announces 2012 fall graduates

    VINCENNES – Vincennes University recently released its list of graduate students for fall 2012. The graduate list includes students from the Vincennes campus, Jasper campus, Aviation Technology Center in Indianapolis, military bases and other extended sites.

  • Deadline for Lilly scholarship nears

    PERRY COUNTY – The deadline to apply for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is approaching. The scholarship is fully funded by Lilly Endowment and is administered locally by the Perry County Community Foundation.
    One applicant will be awarded the scholarship, which covers four years of undergraduate study at an accredited Indiana college or university and an allowance for required fees, books and equipment. Further criteria apply. The deadline to apply is Jan. 21.

  • Early Head Start celebrates Christmas

    Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Early Head Start children and their families enjoyed a day out together in December.

    Pictured are Samuel Applegate, Seth Schwartz and Issac Schwartz wearing their Santa hats. Early Head Start participants meet weekly for home visits and twice monthly for playtime, education and family activities. For more information, contact Kelly Luker at 619-1842 or 547-4850, Ext. 113.

  • Smith named to dean’s list at Harrison College

    TELL CITY – Stephanie Smith has been named to the 2012 spring and summer semester dean’s list at Harrison College.
    Smith is enrolled in the college’s online courses, studying criminal justice. Her grade-point average for the two semesters was 3.9.
    She is the daughter of Thelma Burden and David Taylor Sr. She and her husband, Jody Smith, live in Tell City with their family.

  • Tell City names December students of the month

    Freshman Kevin Yeung, sophomore Kira Maddle, junior Sydney Bruner and senior Kelly Goffinet were voted as Renaissance December students of the month by the faculty and staff of Tell City Junior-Senior High School. They were treated to lunch at Julie’s Café and received T-shirts and Wal-Mart gift cards.

  • Local students selected for University of Evansville dean’s list

    EVANSVILLE – The following local students earned  positions on the University of Evansville Dean’s List for academic achievements during the fall semester 2012:

  • GED testing available at Perry Central in late Jan., early March

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School Corp. will offer general equivalency degree testing to Indiana residents who need their certificate for employment, college classes or personal satisfaction.
    Two evenings are required for completion of the entire test and pre-registration is mandatory.
    Testing will be held in late January and early March, depending on weather.