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Education

  • 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.

  • TCJSHS to host financial-aid night

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host a financial-aid workshop at 6 p.m. Jan. 16 in the high-school cafeteria for seniors and their parents.
    A financial-aid representative will explain step-by-step procedures for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and answer questions any students or parents may have. Filing the FAFSA is a necessity for consideration for financial assistance.
    All parents of students who plan to file the FAFSA are urged to attend. The federal processing office must receive the form by March 10.

  • South Perry Head Start students learn about trains, fall and more

    Classrooms from the South Perry Head Start program have been busy the past few months. Students traveled on several field trips and learned about various topics during October and November.

  • TC school hosts martial arts demonstration

    Jason Powers of New Directions visited Tell City Junior Senior High School and put on a martial arts demonstration for the physical education classes.

    The students participated in a warm up activities first, then practiced a few martial arts skills using a variety of equipment that he brought for the demonstration. The demonstration was made possible through the Welborn Baptist Foundation Coordinated School Health Grant awarded to the junior high school. More pictures of the event will be on the school’s Web site.

  • Perry County Head Starts accepting new preschool students

    PERRY COUNTY – The Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Head Start program is accepting applications for enrollment now.
    The Head Start preschool is a federally funded preschool for children who are 3 to 5 years of age and meet the income guidelines.
    The program includes the following services: education, health, nutrition, social and emotional development and transportation.
    To obtain an application, contact the North Perry Head Start, 11180 French Ridge Road in Leopold, at 843-4800 or the South Perry Head Start, 1830 Tell Street in Tell City, at 547-8463.