Free seminar about saving money on college offered
There will be a free seminar titled “Save Thousands of Dollars on your Child’s College Education” at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Bartholomew County Public Library.
Mike Nehring, an educator and college expert, will speak about how to send children to dream schools without going broke, how to triple eligibility for financial aid and how to find the elusive scholarships and grants.
Other topics will include:
How to pay for college with the least out-of-pocket money
How to send a child to a private school for less than the cost of a state school
How to pick colleges that are the best value for the money
Timing and planning tips
Mistakes parents make while applying for scholarships
How to maximize college tax credits and deductions
Admission is free, but seating is limited. Call 812-720-1183 to reserve a seat or reserve online at freecolumbusworkshop.eventbrite.com.
Students recognized for being
outstanding history scholars
The Outstanding American History Students, chosen by Bartholomew County middle and high school teachers, have been announced.
The winners received certificates from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. First-place winners received a monetary award and bronze medal.
Columbus North High School: Chris Sublette
Columbus East High School: Gracie Webber, sophomore, first place; Alex Galle, sophomore, second place; Nick Andrie, sophomore, third place
Northside Middle School: Lauren Mackey, Titan Team, first place; Elizabeth Wessel, Mosaic Team, second place; Colin Shireman, Veritas Team, third place
Central Middle School: Lucy Cash, first place; Lizzy Frazier and Tanner Stevens, second place
St. Peter’s Lutheran School: Kelsey Patberg, first place; Erin Erickson, second place; Max Nolting, third place
Columbus Christian School: Alexis Ochs, first place; Rachel Warren, second place; Steven Vermillion, third place
Hauser Junior High School: Levi Bontrager, first place; Tannyr Davis, second place; Joe Sweet, third place
Hauser High School: Jessie Artis, first place; Ryan Seiml, second place; Dalton McKinney, third place
Volunteers needed to work one-on-one with youngsters
Do you enjoy working with children and volunteering in a way that will impact their lives for years to come? Book Buddies allows you to work one-on-one with struggling readers in second and third grades.
Volunteers only need to donate one hour a week to read with two children.
Book Buddies meets four days a week in all 12 public elementary schools in the county, and volunteers may choose the site that works best for them.
A background check and one-hour training session are required, and training is taking place currently.
The program starts Aug. 25.
To sign up or request more information, call 812-376-4461 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dinner to benefit school foundation
There will be a “feed”uccine dinner fundraiser for Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at Tre Bicchieri Italian restaurant, 425 Washington St.
Tickets are $15 and include bread, salad, dessert and drink.
Reserved seating tickets on sale now at the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. administration office on Central Avenue and Tre Bicchieri.
BCSF board members also will be selling tickets, and more information can be found by calling 378-4733.