Education

Liberty-Perry Alumni Association to Hold Alumni Walkway Fundraiser

By: Richard Morris— Selma, IN—The Liberty-Perry Alumni Association (LPAA) is a 501©(3) non-profit organization that serves Wapahani, Center and Selma high schools and alumni. Established in 2008, the LPAA gives out two annual scholarships to graduating Wapahani seniors.  In addition, the LPAA sponsors the annual Wapahani All Classes Reunion held annually in August during Selma Bluebird Days.  This year’s Reunion will be the 4th annual. The LPAA has developed and is currently selling engraved bricks for the first of its…


MCS Receives $50,000 Grant from Lilly Endowment Comprehensive Counseling Initiative

By: Holly Ford— Muncie IN—Muncie Community Schools has received a planning grant of $50,000 under Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K-12 Students. The aim of the Counseling Initiative is to increase significantly the number of K-12 students in Indiana public school corporations and charter schools who are emotionally healthy, realize academic success, graduate from high school, obtain valuable postsecondary credentials, certifications and degrees necessary for meaningful employment, and are prepared to compete and prosper in the global…


Saint Lawrence Catholic School To Hold Open House on Sunday

By: Rob Frey, Principal— Saint Lawrence Catholic School will be hosting an Open House on Sunday, February 12, from 1 to 3 PM. Families interested in learning about our high-achieving K through 5 school will have the opportunity to take a tour and visit with the principal and teachers. We welcome all families who value faith, service and quality academics, you don’t have to be Catholic to attend. Scholarship and financial aid options will be discussed as well. Our school is located…


BY5’s Nature Play Coalition Wants More Families to Play Outside

By: Melissa Rose— Muncie, IN—Last summer, over 600 people participated in Delaware County’s first-ever Nature Play Days, a state-wide event run by Indiana Children and Nature Network and facilitated locally by Muncie & Delaware County BY5. The event, which offered forty-two separate activities for families to get outside and play, received positive attention from families and partners around the community. Now the Nature Play Coalition—that’s the planning arm of BY5’s Nature Play Days—is working to encourage outdoor play during winter…


Students to Get Free FAFSA Filing Help at College Goal Sunday

Indianapolis, IN – Financial aid professionals will be volunteering at Ivy Tech Community College’s Muncie Cowan Road and Anderson 60th Street Campus locations as well as the John Jay Center for Learning in Portland. These locations are among the 39 sites in Indiana to help college-bound students and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal Sunday. The event is set for Sunday, February 12 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. The free program assists Indiana students in filing the Free…


Ball State School of Music to Perform Masterworks Concert at The Palladium

By: BSU News— MUNCIE, Ind. – Ball State University’s School of Music will make its debut at the Palladium at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. Ryan Hourigan, the school’s director, said Masterworks concert at the Palladium is the largest ever performed by Ball State students. It will feature the school’s symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, and a 200-plus-member choir in collaboration with the Indianapolis Children’s Choir. “Some of our best faculty and students…


Five Muncie Central Seniors Signed with College Sports Teams

By: Holly Ford— Muncie IN—Five Muncie Central seniors have signed offers to join college athletic teams. On Wednesday, February 1, Central held a signing event for each student to sign with family, friends, teammates, and coaches present. Khamasi Muhiga signed with Ball State University to play tennis. He will double major in marketing and business management. Muhiga dreamed of joining BSU’s tennis team since he was a young boy. “I’ve wanted to play [at Ball State] since I was little,”…


Cartoonist Jim Davis to Discuss “The Business of Garfield” and Teach Art Classes at Ball State

By: Gail Werner—  MUNCIE, Ind. – Alumnus Jim Davis returns to the Ball State University campus this semester with more lessons from his life as creator of America’s favorite cartoon cat. He’ll discuss “The Business of Garfield” at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 in Sursa Hall. The event is free and open to the public. The lecture is a continuation of Davis’s ongoing relationship with the university. The 1967 graduate made his teaching debut at Ball State this academic year, speaking…


Representative Wright Recognizes Daleville High School’s Finest

INDIANAPOLIS, IN—The General Assembly joined State Representative Melanie Wright (D-Yorktown) in recognizing three Daleville High School girls and the Daleville baseball team. Marlee Hobbs, Mackenzie Riddle and Morgan Riddle are all juniors at Daleville High School and have been performing together since they were in second grade. In sixth grade the girls arranged their signature version of the national anthem and performed it at a Daleville High School basketball game. This led to them performing at other school functions and…


Yorktown Middle School Students Win Best in State in Verizon App Challenge

By: Mike Rhodes— Yorktown, IN—Verizon awarded its Best in State Innovative Learning App Challenge to Yorktown Middle School. The Yorktown team received Verizon’s Innovative Learning App Challenge prizes at an afternoon rally today for the entire sixth-grade class. The rally was organized this afternoon by the school and nearly 200 students attended. Prizes included $5,000 for Yorktown Middle School and tablets with 4G LTE service for each team member. Students on the winning team were: Kolton Nanko, Aiden Riegle, Allie Wilhelm, Raya Tewari and Maria Alexander. The…