The Herald Bulletin

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Local Education

May 17, 2014

Academic Accolades: May 18

Lutton honored with Outstanding Senior Award

HUNTINGTON — Holly Lutton of Anderson was honored at the 43rd annual Huntington University Forester Night which celebrated the accomplishments of students from across campus. The event was held May 6.

Lutton, a senior Youth Ministries major, was recognized as the Outstanding Senior Award recipient for ministry and missions. The Outstanding Senior Awards are voted on by faculty. Recipients were presented plaques for their accomplishments at Forester Night.

Finger wins Hoosier Musician Award

ANDERSON — Susan Finger, the artistic director of the Anderson Area Children’s Choir and Youth Chorale, is the recipient of the Indiana Music Educators Association’s prestigious Hoosier Musician Award for 2014.

This award was established by IMEA to give recognition to an individual who has contributed to the advancement of music education in the state of Indiana, and who has contributed outstanding service to local, state or national music organizations.

She retired after 34 years as the director of instrumental and vocal music in Anderson and is currently on the staff at the Ball State Music Education Department. She has served as the conductor of the Indiana Ambassadors of Music choir, the IMEA Middle School Honor Choir, and has been a clinician/guest conductor for Circle the State with Song.

In addition, she is a past president of IMEA, as well as an area representative, and has been conference chair for the statewide Professional Development Conference four times. She also has been a facilitator of IMEA’s non-competitive festivals. Previously, she was named Outstanding Middle School Teacher in Anderson Community Schools and was a finalist for Teacher of the Year in Indiana.

Lechlitner inducted into athletics honor society

HUNTINGTON — Ryan Lechlitner of Pendleton has been inducted into Huntington University's chapter of the Chi Alpha Sigma honor society.

This honor society recognizes both the academic and athletic accomplishments of the students.

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    July 22, 2014 3 Photos

  • Pay for South Madison soccer coaches under review An ad hoc parent group wants the South Madison Community Schools board to consider raising the stipend for Pendleton Heights High School soccer coaches.

    July 21, 2014

  • FEA - HB0721 - Rotary Exchange - JC 1 Foreign exchange program builds lasting friendships Paulina Berger returned to her hometown in Olpe, Germany on Friday, but she left something important behind: part of her heart. The 16-year-old spent a year living with three host families in Anderson as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange program.

    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.

    July 19, 2014

  • Jottings: July 20 The following are brief Jottings items of local interest.

    July 19, 2014

  • AHS Class of '65 plans informal gathering The Anderson High School Class of 1965 will hold an informal 49th class gathering. The gathering will be Saturday, Aug. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Shouts Sports Pub (Cooper's Sport Bowl), 1920 E. 53rd St.

    July 18, 2014

  • NWS - HB0129 - snyder photo - SU Ivy Tech president attends apprenticeships summit

    Fresh from a White House-sponsored summit on expanding apprenticeship opportunities in high-growth industries, Ivy Tech Community College President Tom Snyder said some programs in Indiana are on the leading edge of that effort.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • ACS teacher fights suspension in federal court An Anderson Community Schools second-grade teacher who was dismissed and placed on paid administrative leave early this year is fighting the school system's teacher evaluation program in federal court saying her constitutional rights of due process were violated because she was not allowed to attend meetings where her classroom performance was discussed and evaluated.

    July 14, 2014

  • NWS - HB0714 - back to school 2 Students receive the basics at Back to School Festival

    The threat of severe weather forced a normally popular back-to-school event indoors. The weather stayed away, but regardless, a few thousand children went home with school supplies they desperately need.

    July 13, 2014 3 Photos

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