Education

Muncie’s BY5 Boosts Early Education Onto Statewide Stage

By: Juli Metzger— 550 turn out from 49 counties Muncie, IN—The fate of a child may be set by the time they reach 5 years old. That statistic and getting children kindergarten-ready led the battle cry at the first ever Indiana Summit, hosted Tuesday by Muncie’s BY5 at the Horizon Convention Center. Some of the state’s most influential lawmakers and policymakers were among the more than 500 people from 49 counties to hear experts say 90 percent of the brain…


Muncie Resident Chris Flook Authors Book, “Native Americans of East-Central Indiana”

Muncie, IN—Discover the History of East-Central Indiana’s Native American Culture in New Book Native Americans of East-Central Indiana is the newest addition to The History Press’ American Heritage Series, and is set to release on June 6, 2016. Written by local author Chris Flook, the book is the first that explores the history and archaeology of Native Americans in east-central Indiana. Native Americans lived, hunted and farmed in east-central Indiana for two thousand years before the area became a part…


Muncie Community Schools and SSC Services for Education Expand Partnership

By: Ana Pichardo— Expanded partnership to offer summer internships with skilled trade professionals Muncie, IN—Muncie Community Schools and SSC Services for Education are kicking off a summer trade internship program as part of their growing partnership. Students will be selected from the Muncie Area Career Center for an 8 week paid summer internship beginning in June where they will shadow skilled trade and industry professionals in the facilities services of Muncie Community Schools. Interns will have the opportunity to grow…


ICAN Partners with BY5 to Host “Nature Play Days”

Indiana Children & Nature Network Joins BY5 to Sponsor Nature Play Days in Effort to Improve Local Opportunities for Early Childhood Development MUNCIE, IN— From June 11- 19, the Indiana Children & Nature Network (ICAN) will partner with BY5 to sponsor Nature Play Days, a state-wide event hosted in an effort to encourage famililes to take their activities outdoors. Delaware County is offering more than 40 free outdoor community events throughout the city of Muncie. Scheduled events include exploring the…


Arthur D. and Josephine M. Robling Scholarship Recipients Announced

Muncie, IN—The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., has announced the following students as recipients of the 2016 Arthur D. and Josephine M. Robling Scholarship. Recipients must be residents of Delaware County, be of good moral character and display good citizenship, and must have maintained at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average in high school. Robert Cartwright, a graduate of Heritage Hall Christian School, plans to attend Ball State University to study computer science. He is the…


Yorktown Lion’s Club Scholarship Recipient Named

Muncie, IN—The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., has announced Jason Maynard as the recipient of the 2016 Yorktown Lion’s Club Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a Yorktown High School graduate who maintains an 8.0/12.0 GPA or equivalent and displays good citizenship. Maynard, son of Mandy and Chris Bratton, plans to attend Purdue University where he will study engineering.      


The Community Foundation Scholarship Recipients Announced

Muncie, IN—The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., has announced the 2016 recipients of the Community Foundation Scholarship. The Community Foundation Scholarship is awarded to students who were selected by their individual schools as Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship nominees. The Community Foundation recognizes the outstanding achievements of these students with a $500 scholarship. Consideration was given to student activities and achievements, community and civic service, academic ability and potential for leadership. Julianna Anderson of Heritage Hall Christian School…


Academy of Model Aeronautics Hits $1 Million Scholarship Milestone

MUNCIE, IN—The Academy of Model Aeronautics has been helping graduating seniors achieve their dreams since 1970, and is now celebrating its dream of reaching a total of $1 million in awarded scholarships. The AMA is happy to announce that this year’s $48,000 in scholarships awarded to 10 high school graduates from across the nation has helped bring the total of AMA scholarships that have been given to college-bound aeromodelers to $1 million. The scholarships are created through funds donated by…


Photo Gallery: Special Needs Prom Held at Muncie Central High School

By: Mindy Kemper— Students with Special Needs and their Best Buddies from around Delaware County gathered at Muncie Central High School Saturday night for the Mad Hatter Ball. It was evident that many hours of effort went into the production of the prom event for those in attendance.  The evening, provided purely through donations and many hours of student and volunteer effort, came together as one beautiful magical scene from Alice in Wonderland. The dance was free to students and…


Economic Development Begins With Children

Muncie, IN– The Indiana Summit for Economic Development is hosting a special event on June 7th at the Horizon Convention Center, in Muncie, in collaboration with Early Learning Coalitions. According to the Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee, by increasing access to high quality early childhood education, Indiana has the opportunity to ensure that children are ready to learn and succeed in school, compete in the global economy, and contribute to thriving communities. John Pepper, former CEO of Proctor & Gamble said,…