School News – February 20

School news

Fish fry helps club

For his senior project, Chase Boggs, of Columbus East High School, is hosting a fish fry from 4-9 p.m. Saturday at Columbus First Church of the Nazarene, 1245 McClure Road. The community event support the Columbus Middle and High School Bass Fishing Club.

For $10 guests will receive a fish sandwich, chips, coleslaw, dessert and a drink. All proceeds from the event help pay for membership and tournament fees, and jerseys for club members.

Student video contest

In celebration of National Ag Day on March 21, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch is joining the Indiana State Department of Agriculture to encourage Hoosier students in Grades 6-12 to participate in a video contest.

The contest, hosted by the Indiana Family of Farmers (IFoF), requires students to answer the question “What does the future of agriculture mean to me?” in a 30-second to 1-minute video. The deadline to submit a video is Feb. 27.

Contest winners will receive prizes, such as a GoPro Hero+ video camera, and have the chance to be recognized at a special ceremony in March at the Indiana Statehouse.

The competition is divided into two categories: Grades 6-8 and 9-12. Videos will be judged on the following criteria:

How well the video conveys the theme

Its ability to gain attention and make a lasting impression

Overall quality (creativity, uniqueness, accuracy, persuasiveness, clarity, and visual and audio production)

Popular vote

Videos will be posted on the IFoF contest page, where the public can vote for their favorite video (one vote per person, per day).

For further information and to enter visit: indianafamilyoffarmers.com/videocontest.html.

Sewing camp slated

Purdue Extension Bartholomew County is sponsoring a sewing camp for students in Grades 3-6.

Students will learn sewing basics while making a versatile drawstring bag. The camp runs for three days from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 21-23 at Columbus East High School, 230 S. Marr Road.

Cost: $5 for current 4-H members; $20 for non-4H-members. For non-4H-members, this fee allows them to take other projects this year, and includes the purchase of fabric, pins and thread for the bag.

Space is limited. Reserve a spot by March 20.

Information and reservations: 812-379-1665.

Free IDEM presentations

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) will offer free, hands-on classroom presentations to Indiana elementary schools in April. The presentations will provide students with examples of environmental careers while teaching them about the environment.

The deadline for schools to request presentations is March 3, and schools may request up to six presentations. Presentations include interactive activities, vary in length from 30 to 50 minutes and are available on a first come, first served basis throughout April.

For information and to register, school officials should visit idem.in.gov/iee/2380.htm. Educators with direct questions may contact Deanna Garner at education@idem.IN.gov or 800-988-7901.

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