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Education

  • Roberson named Commended Student in 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Junior-Senior High School Principal Jody French announced recently that William Roberson has been named a Commended Student in 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. 

    A letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to this scholastically talented senior.  

  • Tech court at Manufacturing Night
  • Dyslexia screening coming

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    In the United States, up to 20 percent of the population is affected by dyslexia. With such a large percentage of students struggling with this learning disability, it is crucial that we identify them as soon as possible to help ensure their academic and social success.

    Dyslexia can be detected at an early age, and while the disability will never go away, there are proven ways to help students overcome it and thrive in school. The key to success is early intervention.

  • Childhood experiences shape our futures - for better and worse

    Tami Silverman

    Indiana Youth Institute

     

    For many of us, it is easy to see how our childhood experiences influence our adult choices, behaviors and preferences.

    Perhaps you like basketball because all the kids on your street played together after school. Or you learned to cook by helping a beloved grandparent make special family meals. Years spent in a scouting program can create a lasting love of exploration. Examples of positive experiences are endless and unique to each of us.

  • Purdue Extension plans fall break day camps Oct. 16-17

    PERRY COUNTY – Fall Break Day Camps are a great way for youth in grades three to 12 to have fun and learn new skills in a safe environment. Purdue Extension is offering two-day camps during fall break on Oct. 16 and Oct. 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Perry County Fairgrounds. Activities will be led by Extension educators, Purdue Master Gardeners and other volunteers.

    Drones and Coding on Oct. 16 engages youth in hands-on activities where they learn to program drones and other devices and fly drones.

  • Students celebrate Teen Read Week
  • VFW’s Voice of Democracy contest opens to high-schoolers

    PERRY COUNTY – This year’s theme for the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest is “Why My Vote Matters.”

    The voice of democracy is open to all students in ninth through 12th grades who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home-study program in the United States, its territories and possessions. Foreign-exchange students, students age 20 years or older and previous voice of democracy first-place state winners are ineligible to participate.

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  • Cannelton Fall Fest set

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization will sponsor its 73rd annual Cannelton Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Cannelton Community Center.

    The candidates will be out in the community collecting money for the PTO. The student who raises the most money will be crowned the Fall Festival Queen.

  • Diversity is major key for Perry Central band

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    LEOPOLD – Learning how to become better musicians is the core undertaking of the Perry Central Jr.-Sr. High School Band, “which in my opinion,” stated director Andrea Clark, “is the whole point of joining band.”