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School news 8/4/2014

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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

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

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.

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