School News – May 8

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Academic All-Stars

Two local high school students are among a select group of seniors statewide to earn Academic All-Star status.

Ujwala Pamidimukkala of Columbus North High School was one of 40 seniors named an Indiana Academic All Star. Derrick Klinker of Columbus East High School was among 50 seniors who earned Regional Academic All-Star status.

Both were honored at a luncheon April 25 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis.

The Academic All-Stars is a program of the Indiana Association of School Principals that recognizes seniors who have excelled in the classroom and have been actively involved in their schools and communities.

Nominees submitted an essay recognizing their most influential educator. Each public and private high school accredited by the Indiana Department of Education may nominate one senior for consideration. A selection committee selected the regional winners and the 40 state all-stars.

High-ability testing

The Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. is conducting open testing session in June for its High Ability Program.

This session is for student’s currently in Grades 3, 4, 6 and 7 interested in being identified as a high-ability learner and possibly qualifying for the Academic Challenge (AC) program for the 2017-2018 school year. Current fifth-grade students cannot test in June.

Online registration runs until June 2 and can be done at

Information: Shelley Walker, BCSC High Ability coordinator at or 812-314-3881.

Trinity Discovery Day

Trinity Lutheran High School invites parents and potential students to discover more about the opportunities it offers.

Trinity Discovery Day is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the school, 7120 N. County Road 875E in Seymour.

Attendees can peruse tables and booths and discover the educational, social and athletic opportunities available to students of the school.

Those who arrive early can attend Trinity’s first car show, and those who stay late can attend a softball or baseball game. Concessions will be available.

Eberhart welcomes pages

State Rep. Sean Eberhart, R-Shelbyville, recently welcomed two local student pages to the Statehouse in Indianapolis:

Yi Deng Jia, Hope, attends Hauser High School

Theodor Nichifor, Hope, attends Hauser Junior-Senior High School

As House pages, the students toured government offices, helped staff with daily duties and joined Eberhart on the House floor during the legislative session.

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