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Education

  • Binkley named All- American Scholar

    ST. CROIX – The United States Achievement Academy announced recently that Samantha Binkley of St. Croix was named an All-American Scholar.

    The USAA has established the All-American Scholar At-Large Award program to offer recognition to superior students who excel in the academic disciplines. The All-American Scholars must earn a 3.3 or higher grade-point average. Binkley, a student at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School, will appear in the All-American Scholar At-Large Yearbook, which is published nationally.

  • Schwartz graduates from University of Southern Indiana

    EVANSVILLE – Jennifer L. Schwartz participated in the University of Southern Indiana commencement April 28 in Evansville.

    Schwartz graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She was also inducted into the National Nursing Honor Society in November 2011. She obtained a minor in nutrition.
    She is the daughter of Barb and Dave King of Santa Claus and Murl D. Schwartz of Troy. She is the granddaughter of Betty Hauser of Tell City and the late Lloyd Hauser and Leo and Margaret Schwartz.

  • Perry Central High School honors top students

    The Captains Club recently hosted a dinner and awards ceremony in the Perry Central Cafeteria honoring the top 10 freshman, sophomore and junior students. The top 10 seniors were honored earlier in April at the Patio Steakhouse.

  • Head Start students experiment with science

    During the month of February, the children at the Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Perry County Head Start Home Base enjoyed activities centered science.

    An activity from the socialization included a sinks or floats science experiment and children were able to use scientific inquiry to predict whether items would sink or float. Ben Eberle, left, Kenzie Litherland, center, and Madisyn Kellems, right, test items to see if they will sink or float in a science experiment. For information about Perry County Head Start, contact Kelly Vogt or Shanna Hays at 547-9457.

  • WTE hosts annual health, book fair

    Families at William Tell Elementary enjoyed the family health and book fairs held April 3. Many booths and vendors were set up and those attending got to explore an Air Evac helicopter and ask the pilots questions.

    Pictured below is pilot Mike Armstrong and his daughters Emma, a third grader, and Anna, a kindergartner, at William Tell. Also pictured is fifth grader Jonathan Seger was the lucky winner of a color Nook given away as part of the fairs.

  • A day at the railroad....

    Students of South Perry Head Start invited their special male role models to visit Hoosier Southern Railroad with them in March.

    The children learned about being safe near railroad tracks and were able to climb into the locomotive. They were amazed at the size of the train. The students were also excited to spend the afternoon with some of the special people in their lives, teachers said. For more information about South Perry Head Start, contact Beth Cassidy at 547-9464.

  • Conrad’s Corner dedication

    Ginger Conrad stands in her newly dedicated library named Conrad’s Corner, which was shown to her as one of her retirement gifts.

  • Tots Lots visit animal clinic

    Tots Lots Preschool visited Dr. Schoene’s Animal Clinic in Cannelton. Schoene gave a tour of his veterinary clinic and showed the children the tools that he uses to take care of animals.

  • Perry Central’s Up in One, Down in None

    The Captain’s Club honored Perry Central students who raised at least one grade during the third-grading period compared to the second-grading period without letting any other grades fall, as well as the students who received straight A’s, with a pizza party for lunch last week.

  • Second graders help recycle old phonebooks

    Angela Berg’s second-grade class at William Tell Elementary class show off phone books the class has been collecting for Perry-Spencer Communications. The class has collected more than 100 phone books, which will all be recycled.