SHS Newsbreak

May 27, 2016

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SHS seniors earn $3 million in scholarships

With earning more than $3 million in scholarships, this year’s graduating class at Scottsburg High School can focus on what matters after graduation — their military careers and their college education — and not the price tag.

By applying for scholarships and earning high marks in his classes, senior Evan Howser was able to have a significant portion of his college education at Purdue University paid for through merit and local scholarships. During the Senior Awards Program at SHS on May 13, Howser was awarded the largest local scholarship, the Dale McNeely Scholarship, available after the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.

“This scholarship is important because it is the highest scholarship available after the Lilly. They have three awards, one for $10,000 (the one I received); one for $8,000; and one for $7,000. This one was especially important for me because that $10,000 will take care of approximately 10 percent of my entire college costs for all four years,” said Howser, who will be majoring in engineering in the fall.

In all, Howser has about $60,000 of his $100,000 education at Purdue paid for through scholarships.

Along with Howser, senior classmate Josie Crawford will also attend Purdue University. During the Senior Awards Program, she was awarded the Melvin and Marjorie Garriott Memorial Scholarship, valued at $3,000.

“It was important to apply for this scholarship because I didn't want to end up drowning in loan debt,” Crawford said. “It still means a lot to me because that's less I have to worry about when going to college.”

Both Crawford and Howser submitted multiple applications for scholarships and received about half of what they applied for, but for the amount of time spent in applying, the return on investment was far greater.

“Students really need to apply for scholarships because they help a lot, and it's free money so there is no harm is applying,” Crawford said.

In addition to Crawford and Howser’s earnings, some of their classmates earned full-tuition scholarships through the Lilly Endowment or through institutions based on their academic merit and community involvement. Senior Jordan Shuler won the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, valued at $104,600, and senior Kaleb Mount was named an Indiana University Wells Scholar. By being a Wells Scholar, Mount will receive full-tuition to IU Bloomington, a one-time stipend of $10,000 for living expenses, a one-time award of $25,000 for foreign travel, and $2,000 to use toward a research project or an internship.

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Required Immunizations for Seniors

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has added the immunization

requirement for the all seniors during their last year of high school. The Indiana Code requires students to provide documentation of receiving a second Meningococcal (MCV4) vaccine if their first MCV4 vaccine was given before the age of 16. Students who received the first MCV4 vaccine on or after their 16th birthday have met the requirements for this law. We highly recommend that you talk with your child’s health care provider or school nurse to see if your child will need to receive the second MCV4 vaccine before the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.

We wanted to give you an early notice of the new immunization requirements. Physicians’ offices and health departments are extremely busy during summer months, especially in August. It may be difficult to get an appointment then. If your child does receive the MCV4 vaccine, please provide documentation to your student’s school nurse so that the immunization information can be added to his/her health file.

This immunization will be a part of the requirements for all 12th graders this fall. Any student who does not provide documentation of the required immunizations to his/her school will not be allowed to attend school until updated immunization information has been provided.

Please call your student’s school nurse if you have any questions regarding this new

immunization requirement for your child at 812-752-8927.

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Tumbling Classes Offered by Cheer Team

The Scottsburg Cheerteam coaching staff is excited to announce that they will be offering tumbling classes at McClain Hall starting on June 7. The classes will be on most Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The 5:00 p.m. classes will be for beginners (those without a backhandspring) and 6:00 p.m. classes will be for advanced (those with a backhandspring or more). The classes will be $5.00 each.

A complete summer schedule will be available at the first class. Classes will be run by Cindy Howser, Jordan Howser, Kim Amrhein and Tristan Burr.

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Spring Sports Banquet

The 2016 Spring Sports and MSC Sports Banquet will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7th in the SHS Commons. Based on his/her spring sports team, each athlete is asked to provide the following:

  • Baseball, girls' tennis, and softball - Each athlete is to bring a vegetable/covered dish.
  • Boys' golf, boys' track, girls' track - Each athlete is to bring a dessert.

The meal will begin at 6:00 p.m. The awards program will begin at approximately 7:00 p.m.

All teams will stay in the Commons during the awards presentation. Out of respect for the athletes on the other teams, please wait to leave until the end of the banquet.

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