School News – November 28

Columbus East students will aid Turning Point

Students in Columbus East High School’s chapter of the National Art Honor Society donated $425 in art supplies to Turning Point Domestic Violence Services earlier this month. The art supplies are for adults and children to use while staying at the facility.

The students raised funds to buy the art supplies by making and selling tie-dyed T-shirts.

Parkside students performing play

About 50 fourth- and fifth-grade students at Parkside Elementary will perform a bicentennial musical comedy/drama for the public at 1:15 p.m. Dec. 8 at the school, 1400 Parkside Drive.

The play is titled “Hoosier Hystoria.” Students have spent time researching famous Hoosiers for Indiana’s bicentennial. Some of the songs that will be performed include “On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away” “Back Home Again in Indiana” and Seymour composer Charles Moman’s “Indiana, That’s Where I Belong.”

According to fourth-grade teacher Candy Carr, some students have written sketches and others will portray famous Hoosiers, such as Vice President-elect Mike Pence, Red Skelton, David Letterman, Gene Stratton-Porter and more.

Trinity High School conducting open house

Trinity Lutheran High School, 7120 N. County Road 875E, Seymour, is hosting an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Please enter through the commons.

Information: 812-524-8547.

Senior seeks hometown story submissions

Columbus Signature Academy — New Tech High School student Ashley Sowerby is compiling a hometown anthology using short stories from residents of Columbus and surrounding areas for her senior project.

She is seeking stories about the one moment in life that defined who a person is today, but these moments can be anything, Sowerby said. Her goal is to collect 95 stories and Sowerby said she needs 65 more.

The tentative length requirement is 1,000 words, but Sowerby said she will accept short stories that are a little shorter or longer.

Submit stories to by Jan. 13. For more information, call 812-455-2063 or send an email to the aforementioned address.

DAR Good Citizens from Bartholomew named

One senior from each of the five Bartholomew County high schools has been chosen to receive the Good Citizen Award from the Joseph Hart Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Recipients are selected for their qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. The award winners are:

Columbus Christian School: Judah Haynes, son of Nathan and Lorrie Haynes.

Columbus East High School: Mila Lipinski, daughter of Matthew and Susannah Lipinski.

Columbus North High School: Richard Liu, son of Benlin and Laura Liu.

Columbus Signature Academy — New Tech: Nina Ruble, daughter of Brad and Stacy Konkle.

Hauser High School : Annamarie Ashbrook, daughter of Paul and Carol Ashbrook.

Ashbrook also was chosen to represent Bartholomew County at the state level. The state winner will then represent Indiana at the national level.

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