School News – April 16

School news

North Assembly taking election applications

Applications are being accepted for the Columbus North High School Student Assembly for the 2018-19 school year.

Students elected to the assembly represent all grade levels with some activities requiring after-school partici-pation. For more information or to obtain an election form, visit the Columbus North “its learning” website.

Applications are due in the main office by 3:20 p.m. Tuesday.

CSA — New Tech receives state STEM certification

Columbus Signature Academy — New Tech High School has received science, technology, engineering and mathematics certification from the state.

Schools are chosen to receive certification based on a commitment to teaching the STEM disciplines throughout the entire school, according to the Indiana Department of Education.

There are now 60 schools in Indiana that have been STEM certified, according to the state.

FCCLA students win awards at conference

Students in the Columbus East High School chapter of the Indiana Family Career and Community Leaders of America received several awards at a FCCLA state conference.

Nick Booth and Caleb Davidson were named as gold and national qualifiers in the Promote and Publicize FCCLA during the FCCLA leadership conference March 8 to 10 in Muncie. Ellie Simpson, president of the Indiana FCCLA and vice president of the Columbus East chapter, received a gold award in the beyond the basics category and also received the Hurt scholarship award.

Nyah Jessie, Ashlyn Booth and Noah Shoaf received bronze awards in the interpersonal communication division, while Kassidy Humes also received a bronze award in the career investigation category. The Columbus East chapter also received gold awards in the several categories.

Chapter advisor Karen Nading, who teaches family and consumer science at East, received the 2018 Indiana FCCLA president’s award.

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