Education

Community Foundation Announces Additional 2022 Scholarship Recipients

By Kallie Sulanke— MUNCIE, IN—Congratulations to the following scholarship recipients: Olivia Covert, a senior at Daleville Jr./Sr. High School, is the recipient of the Bobby Watters Scholarship. Olivia plans to study physical therapy and exercise science at the University of Evansville. She is the daughter of Nathan and Christa Covert. Shoka J. Giffin II, a senior at Muncie Central High School, is the recipient of the Robert L. Thompson Scholarship. Shoka plans to study criminal justice at Ball State University….

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Ivy Tech Muncie-Henry County Announces ‘Ivy Parents Achieve Success with Support’ Initiative

By Lesley DeVoss— MUNCIE, Ind.– Ivy Parents Achieve Success with Support (I.PASS) is a new initiative at Ivy Tech Muncie-Henry County to help support single parents in earning workforce-ready certifications and associates degrees. The program provides single parents with connections to community programs, mentors in the Ivy Tech community and additional support through meetings. “I.PASS was created with the single mother learner in mind. While I.PASS is designed for all parents, only 8% of single mother learners graduate with an…


Muncie Youth Volleyball Team Wins National Championship in Orlando, FL

By Kylie Johnson— MUNCIE, Ind.—The Munciana Peppers are National Volleyball Champions. On June 15th, thirteen twelve-year olds embarked on their quest for the gold. Two-hundred and twenty-one twelve and under teams participated at the 49th AAU Junior Nationals in Orlando, Florida. There were nineteen teams in the open division, including the Peppers. The open bracket is considered the best of the best and maintains the highest level of competition. “We were seeded fourth going into the tournament. You hope to…


Muncie Central’s Shekinah McNeil, MaKaiya Lowe Receive ‘I Have a Dream’ Scholarships

By Andy Klotz— MUNCIE, Ind. – Muncie Central High School graduates Shekinah McNeil and MaKaiya Lowe have been selected as this year’s recipients of the “I Have a Dream” Community Collaborative Scholarship presented by Muncie Community Schools in partnership with Muncie Black Expo, the MLK JR. Dream Team and Muncie NAACP. The winners were selected based on activities and honors that address the mission of the sponsoring organizations, grade point average, financial need, references and an essay that answers the…


How the 21st Century Scholar Program Helped One Woman Achieve Success

By Kate Elliott— Eighth-grade students must enroll by June 30th, to qualify for the 21st Century tuition scholarship. See more at end of article. MUNCIE, Ind.—On nights when her home was without heat, Emma-Mae Newman fell asleep under a pile of blankets, dreaming of becoming a 21st Century Scholar like her older siblings. She saw them and other income-eligible Hoosiers navigate four years of college without debt. “The program changed my life,” said Newman, a Muncie native. “It helped me move…


Ball State University Announces No Cost Increases for Room, Board,and Parking for 2022-23 Academic Year

By Ball State Marketing and Communications— MUNCIE, Indiana – For the second consecutive year, Ball State University’s Board of Trustees decided not to increase room, board, or parking fees for students attending the University. “We are doing everything we can to keep costs affordable for students and their families, while delivering a high-quality educational experience,” said Renae Conley, the Ball State Board of Trustees Chair. “Even with rising inflation, access is our top priority for our institution.” Ball State’s prudent…


MCS Hires Principals for Northside Middle School and North View Elementary

By Andy Klotz— Assistant principals and English Learners leader also added MUNCIE, Ind. – The Muncie Community Schools (MCS) Board of Trustees added two new principals and three other leaders to the district during Monday’s regularly scheduled meeting. Another administrator has also transitioned into a new assistant principal role serving two MCS elementary schools. The board approved the hiring of the following people: Ben Williams – Principal, Northside Middle School Aiesha Allen – Principal, North View Elementary Kayla Arguello –…


‘WorkMatters at Ivy Tech’ – Matching Grant Between Don Wood Foundation/George and Frances Ball Foundation

By Lesley DeVoss— MUNCIE, Ind – The Don Wood Foundation has joined the George and Frances Ball Foundation in supporting the Ivy Tech Muncie Campus’s WorkMatters initiative through a matching grant of $79,000 each. These grants, awarded to the Ivy Tech Foundation, will support the WorkMatters initiative through the pilot year of 2022-23. “WorkMatters is a collaborative effort between Ivy Tech Muncie and workforce partners in Delaware and Henry counties to bolster the economy through manufacturing education, leadership, and life-skills…


Yorktown’s ‘Four for the 4th’ Returns With Over $47,000 in Scholarships and Prizes

By Ryan Gernand— YORKTOWN, Ind.- The annual “Four for the 4th” run/walk returns to downtown Yorktown at 8 AM on the 4th of July—bigger and better than ever.  This year the Yorktown Community Schools Foundation takes over race management and is excited to welcome Thrive Credit Union as the title sponsor as they work together to raise funds to better the community, trails, parks, schools, and give away scholarships. This year the overall male and female race champions will each win $500…


The Community Foundation Announces More 2022 Scholarship Recipients

By Kallie Sulanke— MUNCIE, Ind.—Congratulations to the following scholarship recipients— Perrin Belcher, a graduating senior from Cowan Jr./Sr. High School, is a recipient of the Max V. Creviston and Nellie Cathrine Creviston Scholarship. Perrin plans to study mechanical engineering at Anderson University. He is the son of Lenroy and Andrea Royer. Cade Brinson, a graduating senior from Cowan Jr./Sr. High School, is a recipient of the Nicholas Brooks Sherfy Memorial Scholarship. Cade plans to study agribusiness at Vincennes University. He…