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School News

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 7:36 am

College

•Canterbury School, Eagle Tech Academy at Columbia City High School, and Homestead and Warsaw high schools participated at the annual Poetry Out Loud Indiana State Finals on Feb. 22.

•Celebrating Success Graduation Event for GED graduates takes place today at North Side High School, 475 E. State Blvd. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the graduation ceremony takes place 7-8 p.m.

•Former Grace College president Ronald Manahan was honored Feb. 17 with the Sagamore of the Wabash award, which honors people who have rendered distinguished service to the state or to the governor.

•University of Saint Francis students in the School of Creative Arts received 17 gold and 13 silver awards, as well as Judge's Choice, in the Advertising Federation of Fort Wayne Advertising Honors presentation Feb. 15.

•LIN Media is offering one broadcast television scholarship/internship and one digital media scholarship/internship in May, which will begin this summer. The minority scholarship is open to sophomores and juniors, and it will offer either a one-year or two-year scholarship for up to $10,000 a year. Applications available at www.linmedia.com/minority-scholarship. Deadline is March 31.

•Alivia Walker of Columbia City competed with Huntington University at the eighth annual I-69 Collegiate Innovation Challenge held Feb. 14-16. The challenge, hosted by the Grant County Economic Growth Council, was created to encourage entrepreneurship among students along the I-69 corridor, provide networking opportunities for students and judges, generate creative ideas and allow for collaboration between universities. The teams are charged with the responsibility of “solving” a given social or economic problem using a for-profit business model that they create.

•The University of Saint Francis Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner program has been awarded the maximum of 10 years re-accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

•The University of Saint Francis will offer northeast Indiana's first bachelor of science in nutrition this fall. The degree offers the option of a special concentration in health promotion. Registration: www.sf.edu/sf/ admissions.

•Interns for Indiana program needs students and businesses to participate in a program designed to end “brain drain.” Students will earn a $4,500 stipend for 400 hours work, and companies must be startups and pay a $2,000 membership fee to help cover a portion of the student stipend. Call Debra Barrick at 481-5471 or email barrickd@ipfw.edu.

•The Northeast Indiana College Fair takes place Tuesday at IPFW's Fieldhouse. Students from East Allen County Schools and Concordia Lutheran High School will attend 8:30-10:30 a.m. Students from Fort Wayne Community Schools will attend 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Students and families who could not attend earlier in the day will attend 5:30-7 p.m. Free admission and parking.

•Manchester University will have Donna Shalala, former secretary of Health and Human Services, speak at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Cordier Auditorium, North Manchester.

Miscellaneous

•Homestead High School will host its annual college fair 6-7:30 p.m. March 10 at 4310 Homestead Road. Representatives from more than 80 four-year universities, two-year colleges and vocational schools will attend, as well as representatives from the armed services. One junior or senior student in attendance will receive a $200 scholarship.

•Bishop Luers High School named the following students to its top-10 list for academic excellence: Adam Baker, Madeline Brown, Jessica Golden, Mark Hellinger, Megan Quigly and Adelaide Reimbold, all from St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School; and Nathan Grabner, Taylor Puitz, Nicholas Steffen and Brandon Volmerding, all of St. John the Baptist School (Fort Wayne).

•Fundraising for the expansion of the Huntington County Community Learning Center has neared the midpoint for the $1.3 million project.

•Canterbury High School is competing regionally in the high school National Finals of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science's National Science Bowl. The regional winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip in April to Washington, D.C., to compete nationally.

•Laura Aleman, a 2010 Homestead High School graduate, will serve in the 2014 500 Festival Princess program.

•Questa Scholar Program in Allen County is accepting applications from high school seniors and college freshmen to pursue college degrees with reduced debt, allowing for graduate retention in northeast Indiana. Scholars may borrow up to $10,000 for a certificate or associate degree or $20,000 for a bachelor's degree. When Questa Scholars graduate and live and work in northeast Indiana, they may receive up to 50 percent forgiveness by the foundation. Applications are available at www.questafoundation.org. Deadline is May 1.

•Three seniors expecting to graduate this spring from Fort Wayne high schools have been selected as state candidates for the 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Marielle L. Cabe of Homestead High School, Abby E. Lemert of Carroll High School and Justin A. Stuckey of Leo Junior-Senior High School are among 3,000 candidates selected from among an estimated 3.4 million students expected to graduate from high school in 2014, a Presidential Scholars news release said. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character, and involvement in community and school activities, a news release said. A panel of educators will review information on the 3,000 candidates and select 560 semifinalists in early April, the news release said. The Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of up to 32 people appointed by President Obama, will examine the information on the semifinalists and select one young woman and young man from each state, the District Columbia, Puerto Rico and from U.S. students living abroad. In addition, 15 students will be selected on an at-large basis, and 20 will be selected representing the creative and performing arts, the news release said. The U.S. Department of Education will announce the Presidential Scholars in May. Recipients will be invited to receive their Presidential Scholars medallion during a ceremony in June in Washington, D.C., the news release said. They also will take part in activities with their elected representatives, educators and other leaders.

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