Thumbs up for May 27


Helping with hair loss

Thumbs up to Leona Chambers, who recently made a donation of her hair to Wigs for Kids to help children with hair loss. The 9-year-old is the daughter of Elton and Montica Chambers of Seymour.

Musicians of the Month

Thumbs up to the Seymour High School choirs Student-Musicians of the Month for the 2021-22 school year. They are Mary Higdon for August, Eliana Baker for September, Zach Bowman for October, Vanessa Ross for November, Leonel Jimenez for December, Carly Kaiser for January, Kaelin Grube for February, Ethan Crane for March, Jake Loebker and Juan Fernandez for April and Katya Cox.

Sectional champs

Thumbs up to the Seymour High School girls tennis team for winning its third consecutive sectional title. The Owls swept Scottsburg 5-0 on Saturday at Seymour to bring home the Owls’ 22nd title since 1985. Members of the team include singles players Brooke Schafstall, Madalyn Baurle and Elise Hartung and doubles partners Caroline Thompson and Ava Sunbury and Addison Hunsley and Jessica Hougland. The Owls are coached by Sharon Wood.

Fast on the track

Thumbs up to the Seymour High School 4×800 relay team of Samantha Jacobi, Hayley Harpe, Vivienne Siefker and Brooke Trinkle for qualifying for the state meet by finishing second in the Bloomington North Regional on Tuesday night. Trinkle also receives a second thumbs up for qualifying for the state meet in the 1600-meter run by placing third in the regional.

Another thumbs-up to Crothersville eighth-grader Josh Reynolds, who competed in the 100-meter dash on Saturday at the Indiana Middle School State Track and Field Championship at Indiana State University’s Gibson Track and Field Complex in Terre Haute. The 14-year-old finished 31st at the meet with a time of 12.55.

Award-winning artist

Thumbs up to Madison Pifer of Seymour, who recently received an award of excellence in art history from the Franklin College art department.

Celebrating spring

Thumbs up to Knights of Columbus Council 1252 in Seymour for organizing its second Frühlingfest in the B&O Railroad Parking Lot downtown. Turnout for the festival, to be held on the second weekend of May each year in the future, was great. The goal of the spring festival is to celebrate spring and raise money for local charities.

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