SHS Newsbreak

December 16, 2016

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HSTW Sr. Katie Hunger Named 2017 Lilly Scholar

One Scott County student has been named recipient of a full-tuition, four-year scholarship as the Scott County Community Foundation 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.

HSTW Senior, Katlyn Hunger will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment. She joins 35 other Lilly Scholar recipients from Scott County since 1998.

Katie is the daughter of James and Jennifer Hunger of Scottsburg. She is a member of Sunshine Society, Student Council, and plays volleyball. She attends Lexington Presbyterian Church and serves as an assistant teacher at Diamond Dance Center. She is also employed part time at Ponderosa Steakhouse.

Katie is unsure where she will attend college, but plans to major in English.

“My parents have worked very hard to provide me with anything and everything I’ve ever needed, and I have worked very hard at school and in all of my activities in hopes that one day I could repay them,” said Katie. “Winning this scholarship makes me feel like all of their sacrifice and my hard work has been worth it. I am so thankful to God for this blessing, and to the Foundation for thinking I am a worthy recipient. Receiving the Lilly is truly an honor.”

“Katie is an excellent student, person, and member of our community,” said Josh Stigdon, scholarship committee chairman. “The Board is excited to see what the future holds for her and wishes her much success at college and beyond.”

Students were judged based on financial consideration, community involvement, extra-curricular activities, work activities, academics and two essays. Nine students advanced to the interview portion. After the scholarship committee narrowed the field to one nominee and two alternates, the finalists’ names were submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana Inc. (ICI) for the selection of the Scott County recipient.

ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Hoosier students reach higher levels of education. Indiana ranks among the lowest states in the percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a bachelor’s degree. There were 142 scholarships awarded statewide.

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November Academic & Athletic Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following students who impressed their teachers in the month of November.

Athletes of the Month: Emma Waskom & Isaiah Walker

Academic Students of the Month: Freshman Holt Hutchins, Sophomore Miranda Baker, Junior Sarah Thomas, Senior Travis Sparkman

Prosser Wall of Fame student is Jasmine Hunley for the Cosmetology program.

Honorable Mention: 9-Angel Richey, 9-Jaiden Herald, 9-Kelsi Holbrook, 9-Shelby Gudgeon, 9-Kaitlinne Moldero, 9-Jacob Daughtery, 9-Megan Hardin, 9-Rachel Stauter, 9-Abby Colson, 10-Isabelle Duckwall, 10-Jacob Siekman, 10-Breanna Wilson, 10-Olivia Reul, 10-Anne Noble, 10-Samantha Becker, 10-Katie Becker, 11-Malcolm Bright, 11-Lauren Royse, 11-Skyler Napier, 11-Ben Hunley,11-Bradley Whitler, 12-Paige Crites, 12- Tameka Couch, 12-Monty Williams, 12-Grace Hicks, 12-Aneia Couch, 12-Kyle Allman, 12-Sara Edwards, 12-Samantha Riley, 12-Nathan Kruger

Scott County Hosts a Holiday Basketball Tournament

Austin High School and Scottsburg High School have worked the past two years to bring a holiday basketball tournament back to our county. This is the first year of the Scott County Shootout.

Games are played at Austin High School and Scottsburg's Meyer Gym on December 22nd, while the final rounds will all be played at Meyer Gym on December 23rd! The bracket for the 2016 Scott County Shootout is included.

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Junior Class Parent Meeting

Junior class parents will be meeting on Monday, December 19 at 6pm in the SHS Commons for an After Prom planning meeting. We need all junior parents to get involved to make this a great After Prom.

Finals Continue Next Week

SHS Finals will continue next week. Monday is the day for finals in periods 1, 4 and 7. Tuesday will be the last day of finals. We will test in periods 3 & 6 on that day.

We want to encourage all of our students to continue studying this weekend.

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Immunization for Seniors


Indiana law states that all students must be up to date on immunizations by the first day of school.

If your child has already received this vaccine, please bring the record to school. PLEASE BRING THE UPDATED IMMUNIZATION RECORD TO SCHOOL ASAP!

The Scott County Health Department (812) 752-8455 administers this vaccine as well as you child’s physician. Call to schedule an appointment. The health department does not accept walk in appointments for vaccinations.

Your senior must have this immunization to attend college. All colleges and universities request immunization records for admission to their school. Please do not delay in getting this completed.

If you have any questions, please call me at (812) 752-8927.

Heather Crites, MSN, RN

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