School News – May 2

C4 students to perform cooking demonstration

A group of Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. culinary arts students recently won a state competition under the guidance of Chef Carrie Douglas. Upon their return from the national contest in Texas, the students will race the clock while preparing their winning menu during a demonstration from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hotel Indigo, 400 Brown St., Columbus.

No tickets are needed, but donations in support of the C4 program will be accepted.

The demonstration is sponsored by Columbus Food Co-op and Hotel Indigo.

Geek Mania convention returns as senior project

Columbus Signature Academy — New Tech High School students Victoria Butcher, Carrie Caldwell, Samantha Cooksey, Zander Christian and Lindsay Stevens are producing the third Geek Mania convention for their senior project.

The event is noon to 7 p.m. Sunday — Mother’s Day — at Central Middle School, 725 Seventh St., Columbus. All mothers get in free. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 13 and younger. The cosplay contest entry fee is $2.

The goal of this year’s event is to promote literacy and raise money for CSA’s library. Activities include a cosplay contest, video game tournaments, board games and movies. Vendors will be present and concessions available.

Students shine at history competition

Three Columbus North High School students won awards at the National History Day in Indiana state contest April 23 in Indianapolis.

Yefim Margovskiy won first place in the Senior Individual Website category and is eligible to compete in the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day competition in June at the University of Maryland. Drew Bieger and Albert Zang won third place in the Senior Group Website category and could be the runner-up group for the June competition if the second-place finisher cannot attend.

The state competition, hosted by the Indiana Historical Society, strives to boost history education. Students study a historical subject then apply their knowledge to create a project.