School news – May 11

North grad receives sheriffs’ scholarship

Dylan Prather of Columbus received a $500 scholarship through the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association.

Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers presented the scholarship to Prather on April 30. Prather is the son of Teresa and David Nickerson.

He is a 2014 graduate of Columbus North High School and is majoring in criminal justice at Indiana University, Bloomington.

About 40 $500 scholarships were awarded to qualified students around Indiana pursuing criminal justice degrees.

Trinity Lutheran High School get Four Star designation

SEYMOUR– Trinity Lutheran High School has received a Four Star School designation from the Indiana Department of Education.

To reach this status, a school must be in the top 25th percentile of schools in two ISTEP-based categories.

A school must have earned an “A” in the state’s accountability system and be accredited by the Indiana Department of Education.

The high school was one of 281 schools throughout the state to receive the award.

McDowell center offering free classes

McDowell Education Center is offering free morning, afternoon and evening adult education classes, as well as a new distance education class.

To enroll in classes, students must attend an orientation to assess their academic levels and decide the best educational plan for them.

Students younger than 18 must have an exit interview from their previous high school or home school before they can attend.

Day orientation will be 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and May 27 in Unit B, Room 5.

Evening orientation will be 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and May 28 in Unit B, room 5.

Classes are conducted at the McDowell Education Center, 2700 McKinley Ave.

Information: 812-376-4451,