School news – May 4

Hauser teacher to attend nanotechnology program

Hauser High School teacher Sharon Mapes was selected for a two-week intensive session on nanotechnology June 8 through 19 at Purdue University’s Discovery Center.

She is attending with all expenses paid along with a stipend, three graduate credits in the College of Education and $1,500 to be used toward purchasing classroom supplies.

After attending Mapes will receive ongoing support through monthly webinars where teachers can share ideas, experiences and lesson plans. Twice during the academic year, a virtual field trip will be available to her students.

Mapes also will present a talk to other teachers at the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers Convention.

Red Cross sponsors scholarship program

This summer, high school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program.

Registration is open to host a participating blood drive between June 1 and Aug. 31.

The Leaders Save Lives program encourages community-minded 16- to 24-year-olds to host blood drives to help maintain the blood supply over the summer months. Students who serve as a blood drive coordinator are eligible to win a scholarship of up to $2,500 for higher education or earn a gift card.

A total of 10 scholarships will be awarded via drawing to students who achieve 100 percent of their blood drive collections goal.

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