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Education

  • Hendershot earns USI degree

    EVANSVILLE – Britney Hendershot graduated cum laude from the University of Southern Indiana April 18 with a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy.

    She is currently working on her master’s degree at USI.
    Hendershot is a 2009 graduate of Tell City High School. She is the daughter of Greg and Yvette Hendershot and the granddaughter of Norman and Ruth Weber of Jasper, Tony and Donna Collignon of Tell City, June Hendershot of Walton, Ky., and the late Doc Hendershot.
    She is the great-granddaughter of Cyrilla Fromme of Jasper.

  • Gannaway graduates from OCC

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – Heather Gannaway graduated from Owensboro Community College in December 2011 with an associate’s degree in nursing.

    As a registered nurse, she is caring for patients in the neurology department at Owensboro Medical Health System.
    She resides in Owensboro with her husband and four children. She is the daughter of Rhonda Carter of Millstone and Joseph Clayton of rural Tell City. She is the granddaughter of Betty Clayton and Oris Savage, both of Tell City.
    Gannaway is a 2002 graduate of Tell City High School.
     

  • Drake earns degree from IU

    BLOOMINGTON – Alicia Drake graduated with highest distinction from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and Hutton Honors College May 5.

    During her time at IU, Drake was recognized as a Founders Scholar all four years and maintained a cumulative grade-point average of 3.9-4.0. She studied abroad through the Semester at Sea program and completed an internship for Amway’s Nutrilite division in California.

  • Bland named to ISU dean’s list

    TERRE HAUTE – Kelsie Bland, a 2010 graduate of Perry Central High School, was named to Indiana State University’s dean list for both fall and spring semesters with a grade-point average of 3.93.

    Bland is a double-major in family consumer sciences education and human development family studies. This summer she will study at the University of the Arts in Florence, Italy.

  • Best Chairs announces 2012 scholarship recipients

    FERDINAND – Best Chairs Foundation, Inc. recently awarded scholarships to five dependent children of full time employees of Best Home Furnishings. Winners of this academic scholarship are selected by an independent scholarship committee, comprised of current or retired individuals from five different school systems in southern Indiana.
    Four $4,000 scholarships were awarded for a four-year degree and one $2,000 scholarship was awarded for a two-year degree.

    Those receiving scholarships were:

  • Goad graduates from East Tennessee

    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Rachel Goad graduated May 5 from East Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice-sociology.
    She is a 2007 graduate of Tell City High School and is the daughter of Dea Goad and the late Ralph Goad.
     

  • William Tell’s wax museum

    Third graders in Beth Lasher’s class presented a wax museum of famous people recently. Students researched a person of interest and prepared a speech to read at the museum. They also dressed as their famous person.

  • Education news, May 17

    Ragan graduates OCU
    OAKLAND CITY – Safforn Ragan of Troy graduated from Oakland University May 5 with an associate’s degree in business administration.
    She also appeared on the school’s dean list for the fifth time during her time at OCU.

  • Healthy Head Start students

    Children at Perry County Head Start Home Base enjoyed activities about health and exercise in March. They took a field trip to Pump It Up and were able to use their gross motor skills to climb and explore different physical movements.

    Kyla Lowe, left, and Ben Eberle, right, are pictured here trying out the ball launchers. For more information about Head Start, contact Kelly Vogt or Shanna Hays at 547-9457.

  • Math team participates in state competition

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School participated in the regional competition for the Academic Super Bowl April 17.

    The main topic covered was the colonial time period, including the Revolutionary War.
    The math team composed of Tyler Sims, Chelsey Skeen, Stephen Jones, Rachel Woznicki and Jackie Niswonger and coached by David Alvey placed first at this competition and was one of the top seven teams in the state, qualifying them for state competition.