February 24, 2017
January Academic & Athletic Students of the Month
Congratulations to the following students who impressed their teachers in the month of November.
Athletes of the Month: Ashton Bowles & Brandon Sexton
Academic Students of the Month: Freshman Angel Richey, Sophomore Emma Christoff, Junior Jesse Mays, Senior Brandon Bush
Honorable Mention 9-Jarod Shellenbarger, 9-Jacob Daugherty, 9-Macy Funk, 9-Tanner Stewart, 9-Holt Hutchins, 9-Jordyn Livesay,10-Olivia Reul,10-Elijah Leland,10-Kenny Holcomb,10-Jerred Lewis,10-Nico Bus,10-Lillie Collins,10-Madelyn Sheltom, 10-Abby Richey,11-Janea White, 11-Tyler Dotson, 11-Brad Applegate, 11-Rachel Pelfrey, 11-Peyton Baker, 12-Sara Edwards, 12-Josiah Croasdell, 12-Mitchell Meager, 12-Katlyn Hunger, 12-Gina Wouters, 12-Alex May, 12-Logan Cooper, 12-Scotty Callahan, 12-Katy Shuler
The Canterbury Tales Coming to SHS
The Scottsburg High School Drama Club will be performing The Canterbury Tales, adapted by Lindsay Price, at the end of April. In this adapted version for the stage, The Canterbury Tales tells how a group of pilgrims travel from London to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket. Along the way, the pilgrims have a story-telling contest to see who has the best tale to win a free meal when they return from Canterbury. The original literary classic was written by Geoffrey Chaucer during the Middle Ages. The cast of The Canterbury Tales is as follows:
Miah Northcutt as The Hostess, Amber Hall as Beatrice
Edwin Callahan as The Miller, Anne Northcutt as Isabella
Jena Livesay as The Prioress, Davide Pellegriti as Nicholas and Wizard
Katelynn Langley as The Cook, Kodi Righthouse as Allison and Queen
Tanner Visetchaisri as The Franklin, Kelsi Holbrook as Juliana
Brooklynn Barnett as Hannah and Maude, Corey Lagle as The Reeve
Kaitlinne Moldero as The Wife of Bath, Blake Stewart as Simekin and King
Emily Butler as Pertelote and Dorigen, Alexis Lyons as Fox, Eve, and Eveline
Dustin Calhoun as Chanticleer and Knight, Parker Barrett as The Pardoner
Antonia Turner as Agnes, Hilde, and Joanne, Antonio Valk as John and Arviragus
Samantha Doebler as Mary, Avaline, and Waitress
Meet David Trotter
David Trotter has been involved in the field of agriculture his entire life. He grew up on a livestock farm in Knox County Indiana. Upon graduating from Purdue University with a BS in Animal Science he began a 33 year career with the Purdue Extension Service. During that time he worked as an Extension Educator in Marshall, Dearborn Clark Counties. Following retirement from the Extension Service he worked as a watershed technician on the Silver Creek Watershed Improvement Project through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as the Executive Secretary of the American Oxford Sheep Association.
During his Extension Service career he earned a MS degree in Extension Education with an emphasis in forage production and utilization. Also during his career he served as President of the Indiana Sheep Association and the Indiana Forage Council. He was also appointed to the American Lamb Board by the Board’s Vice Chairman. He also worked in the country of Macedonia with Mountain Villagers on a sheep re-population project through Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance.
Trotter and his wife Debbie reside in Clark County on a sheep and hay farm. They have 2 daughters, Anna and Sarah, both whom are Purdue University Graduates.
FFA Makes Strong Showing at District
On Thursday, February 9, the Scottsburg FFA advisors, Mr. McMichael and Mrs. VanGosen, attended the District XI FFA Proficiency Grading Competition. All together, they brought seven different Proficiencies with them, coming from Mr. McMichael’s Agribusiness Management class and Mrs. VanGosen’s Online SAE class.
Proficiencies are detailed outlines of the members’ SAEs, or Supervised Agricultural Experiences. Their SAEs are very large aspects of their involvement with FFA, and show how they are involved in the agriculture industry outside of school. Proficiencies can be divided into two categories: Placement for those with jobs, and Entrepreneurship for those who own their SAE programs. At the Grading Competition, judges from all over the district come to judge and grade how successful and impactful their SAEs have proven to be.
At this year’s Proficiency Grading, the Scottsburg FFA did absolutely fantastic! Each member placed in the top two in their categories, and six will be moving onto the State Grading in March! The placings are as follows:
Emma Hall - 1st Place Diversified Livestock Production
Kaitlyn Borden - 1st Place Agricultural Services - Placement
Sara Edwards - 1st Place Equine Science - Entrepreneurship Elizabeth Powell - 1st Place Equine Science - Placement
Allison Binkley - 2nd Place Goat Production - Entrepreneurship Sydney Garriott - 1st Place Vegetable Production - Entrepreneurship Corey Lagle - 1st Place Fruit Production - Placement
The Scottsburg FFA would like to applaud these seven members for their hard work and dedication to not only the FFA program, but to their SAE programs at home too! State Proficiency Grading will begin it’s first round on March 15, so make sure to wish these FFA members the best of luck!
Band students achieve success at District Solo and Ensemble
On Saturday, February 4th, several Band of Warriors members entered in 28 events and performed at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) District Solo and Ensemble Festival held at Floyd Central High School. For those unfamiliar with Solo and Ensemble Festival, students can choose to participate in a solo event, and/or an ensemble event of at least 3 members. Students prepare, on their own and with Band Directors or Private Lesson teachers, a piece of music to perform in front of a judge. Each event is judged on difficulty depending on the Group Level the soloist or ensemble enters in. There are 5 levels of playing: Groups I, II, III, IV, & V, with I being the most challenging, often considered a collegiate level of playing. Students perform for the judge and receive a rating and a medallion based on how they performed: Gold, Silver, Bronze, or a Participation ribbon.
Scottsburg High School is proud to announce that of the 28 events band students entered in, 18 came away with a Gold rating, and the remaining 10 came away with a Silver rating. Students that entered in the Group I category can qualify to move on to the State Solo and Ensemble Festival by receiving a Gold rating. Of the 18 Gold rated events, 13 qualified for state! Congratulations to Megan Thomas (who had 2 solos), Sarah Petty, Hannah Dickerson, Miranda Baker, Trevor Cox, Joshua Riley, Miah Northcutt, Zachary Bush, Brandon Bush, and Isaak Mount on advancing to state with their solos! We also had two ensemble trios that advanced to state as well: a flute trio consisting of Megan Thomas, Sarah Petty, and Hannah Dickerson, as well as a trombone trio consisting of Parker Barrett, Kaden Cox, and Kinley Harmon. All students will be participating at the ISSMA State Solo and Ensemble Festival next Saturday, February 25th at North Central High School in Indianapolis, IN. Congratulations to all of our students once again!
ISTEP+ Testing Starting Monday
ISTEP+ Test (ONLINE) Part 1
English Section 1 25 min Mon Feb 27th
Section 2 65 min Tues Feb 28th
Section 3 60 min Wed Mar 1st
Makeups Thursday, March 2nd and Friday, March 3rd.
Math Section 1 34 min Mon Mar 6th
Section 2 34 min Tues Mar 7th
Makeups Wednesday, March 8th
Science Section 1 30 min Thurs Mar 9th
Makeups Friday, March 10th