School News – June 6

School news

Columbus grads named state Academic All-Star

Eva Yezerets, a 2016 graduate of Columbus North High School, and 39 other high school seniors statewide were honored as 2016 Indiana Academic All-Stars, a program of the Indiana Association of School Principals.

Nicholas Andrie, a 2016 Columbus East High School graduate, and 49 other seniors were recognized as Academic All-Star Regional Honorees.

Academic All-Star distinction recognizes seniors who excel in the classroom and are actively involved in their schools and communities and take on leadership roles in those activities.

Centra awards 4 $1,000 scholarships

The Centra Foundation awarded four Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. students with a Loretta M. Burd Scholarship, valued at $1,000 each.

The winners and the schools they will be attending are:

Marlena Reisinger, Purdue University for aerospace engineering.

Ella Rohlfs, Xavier University for nursing.

Adam Ruble, Indiana University for music.

Victoria West, the University of Southern Indiana for psychology and art.

Winners were evaluated on academic performance, involvement in school and the community and a submitted essay on money management. The scholarship is open to members of Centra Credit Union.

3 employees made Wilson MBA fellows

Three Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. employees have been named Woodrow Wilson Indiana MBA Fellows in Education Leadership. They are:

Brelyn Critzer, school counselor, W.D. Richards Elementary School

Patrick Mahaffey, Spanish 2 teacher, Columbus Northside Middle School

Bobby Van Horn, special education teacher, Columbus Behavioral Center

The MBA Fellowship blends clinical experience in schools with business coursework to ensure that graduates have the knowledge and skills to guide schools and districts through a changing education environment. The program is designed to close achievement gaps between America’s lowest- and highest-performing schools and between top-performing U.S. schools and those around the world.

Summer camp to run at Vincennes University

Vectren Energy Delivery will host the Dream Big summer camp from July 10 to 13 at Vincennes University.

The camp is designed to introduce students to the energy industry’s wide job range, from information technology to accounting. Students will visit facilities in Evansville and attend informational sessions led by Vectren leaders.

It is free to junior and senior high school students and overnight lodging will be provided. Registration is limited. Those interested should submit an application and essay at

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Kaitlyn Evener is an editorial assistant for The Republic. She can be reached at or 812-379-5633.