School News – December 21

North team wins IUPUI Mobile App Programming Competition

A team of Columbus North High School students won the IUPUI Mobile App Programming Competition, receiving a $150 cash prize and $2,000 each in scholarships.

Members of the winning team were Kevin Luo, Marlee Reisinger and Aditya Mantri.

Another North team placed third in the competition, receiving a $50 cash prize and $1,200 each in scholarships. That team was made up of Elijah Peters, Vamshi Balanaga and Justin Spoon.

Second place went to a team from Carmel High School.

The students created a “Lights Out” game that they could run on a smartphone. The winning team incorporated ideas from Tetris into their game. All three teams from North were coached by math teacher Mike Spock.

4-H for enrollment opens in Bartholomew county

Indiana 4-H enrollment is open in Bartholomew County, continuing through Jan. 15.

Enrollment is available though the organization’s online system at

Indiana 4-H is the state’s largest youth development program for students in kindergarten through Grade 12, reaching more than 200,000 youth in all of Indiana’s 92 counties.

Approved adult volunteers teach young people specific skills through creating projects in various subject areas.

In addition to the online system, youth may enroll by visiting the Purdue Extension Bartholomew County office at 965 Repp Drive between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. The $20 fee per child includes all Indiana 4-H fees.

For more information, visit or call Elisabeth Smith, 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator, at 812-379-1665.