Quick takes – March 7th

Kudos to Oscar winner

Tyler Kupferer made a name for himself Feb. 22 and in the process set a great example of success for others in his hometown.

Kupferer, a 2004 Columbus North graduate, was among the animators at Walt Disney Animation Studios honored as Oscar winners for best animated feature film (“Big Hero 6”) and best short animated film (“Feast”).

That’s a notable achievement for the native son and one in which the community can take pride.

Cummins ranking notable

Companies that offer internships naturally want their interns to have a positive experience. So Cummins’ ranking as one of the best companies nationwide for internships speaks well of the company, known for being progressive.

Glassdoor, an online career website, ranks Cummins Inc. 21st in the nation for internships. It was the only Indiana-based company to make the list, with ratings determined from interns’ feedback.

Bartholomew County’s largest employer has a track record of hiring interns into full-time roles with the company, which means the program works well for interns and Cummins.

Dance Marathon successful

Those who attended and financially supported the annual Dance Marathon deserve a round of thanks for making it a success. The event, which was 6 p.m. Feb. 28 to 6 a.m. March 1, benefited Turning Point Domestic Violence Services.

Lisa Shafran, president of Turning Point, said about 400 students attended, similar to last year’s turnout. Also, the event grossed $198,000, including $40,000 worth of in-kind donations. The goal had been to raise $182,000.

Support of this event is important — and always appreciated — because it raises awareness of domestic and teen dating violence.