School News – February 26

School news

East choir recognized for performance

Columbus East High School was honored for its performance during a regional choir concert competition in January at Lebanon High School.

The school, which competed Jan. 20, placed second and was named best band and the People’s Choice winner, said Nick Brockamp, East choral director. The Lebanon event followed a joint choir concert Jan. 19 at East featuring more than 100 students from East and Columbus North High School who performed together.

Columbus East will compete March 3 at South Dearborn High School in Aurora and March 10 at Southwestern Jr./Sr. High School.

Jennings High School band hosts event

NORTH VERNON — The Jennings High School band will host “Pep Band Extravaganza.”

The March 3 event will be from 1 to 6 p.m. in the gym at the school, 800 W. Walnut St. A vendor fair is planned in the auxiliary gym, where a consignment sale will raise money for the music department.

An opening ceremony will be at 2 p.m. and will conclude with a performance from the “Best Pep Band in the Land” at 6 p.m. For more information, call 812-346-5588.

Local students visit statehouse

Local students from Columbus were recently welcomed to the Indiana Statehouse by state lawmakers.

ABC Stewart students August Brockhaus, Michelle Caldwell, Alli Chambers, Langling Chen, Iris Crough, Sawyer Gore, Kamden Hiquet, Zachary Kiser, Isabel Lynn, Gavin McCawley, Molly O’Connor and Catherine Roeder all met with Rep. Milo Smith, R-Columbus, as student pages. The students toured government offices, helped staff with daily duties and joined Smith on the House floor during the legislative session.

Columbus resident Sammy Dukes, who attends Mt. Pleasant Classical Academy, met with State Sen. Jim Smith, R-Charlestown. Caleb Dukes, a home-schooled student from Columbus; Smith Elementary School student Hannah Gladden; Columbus East High School student Zachary Gladden; and Columbus North High School student Caroline West all served as pages with State Sen. Greg Walker, R-Columbus.

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Matt Kent is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at 812-379-5712 or