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Local Education

February 22, 2014

Academic Accolades: Feb. 23

Local students named to Trine University president's list

ANGOLA — Several local students were named to the Trine University president's list for the fall 2013 semester. To be named to the president's list, a student must have at least a 3.75 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and carry at least 15 credit hours.

— Benjamin Badger of Pendleton, a junior majoring in general business.

— Kelly Scholer of Anderson, a junior majoring in psychology.

— Alexandra Slick of Pendleton, a sophomore majoring in math education.

— James Taylor of Anderson, a senior majoring in chemical engineering.

Coats congratulates Yorktown’s Ryan Tucker on acceptance to West Point

WASHINGTON — Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind, announced that Ryan Tucker of Yorktown has received acceptance into the United States Military Academy at West Point. Coats nominated Tucker, a student at Yorktown High School, for an appointment to West Point.

“There is no greater honor for an American citizen than wearing the uniform in service to the United States,” said Coats. “I congratulate Ryan on this distinguished honor and believe his talents and abilities will make him an outstanding cadet. I look forward to hearing of his continued success.”

Tucker is a member of the National Honor Society and was selected to represent Yorktown High School’s baseball team at the 2013 Indiana High School Athletic Association Student Leadership Conference.

Anderson’s Abigail Helvering earns All-American Honors

WOOSTER, Ohio – Abigail Helvering, a sophomore political science major at The College of Wooster and a graduate of Cathedral High School, earned All-American Honors at the 2014 American Collegiate Moot Court Association National Tournament, held last month at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Helvering, a resident of Anderson, joined senior teammate Daniel Cohen in advancing to the Final Four in the oral argument competition. She also finished 15th in the individual orator competition.

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  • NWS - HB0727 - Teacher Blessing - 13 Church's donation a blessing for teachers Thirty teachers attended the second annual Blessings for Teachers on Saturday at Anderson First Baptist Church.

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    July 25, 2014

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    July 24, 2014

  • Vaughan, Nancy Madison County grad rates and test scores improve, but still lag state High school graduation rates and standardized test scores in English, math and science all improved among public school students in Madison County from 2009 to 2013, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

    July 22, 2014 3 Photos

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    July 21, 2014

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    July 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • FEA HB0721 ISU Normal Hall Work underway to restore ISU's Normal Hall The sounds of heavy equipment, impact drills and even a large wrecking ball are evidence of a renovation underway at Normal Hall, Indiana State University's oldest academic building.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • HHS class of '66 seeks classmates The Highland High School Class of '66 will host its 48th class reunion on Aug. 23. Contact information is needed for several classmates.

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