Thumbs up for April 14


Skilled performers

Thumbs up to Lutheran Central School fifth-graders Collin McKinley and Hank Stuckwisch, who recently qualified for the VEX Robotics World Championship, which is May 2 to 4 in Dallas, Texas. The pair finished 17th out of 135 elementary teams at the state competition March 25 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Only the top 16 teams advanced automatically at the state contest, but McKinley and Stuckwisch qualified for the world championship based on their skills performance.

Winning writers

Thumbs up to Seymour High School junior Mackenzie Waskom, who recently was named the winner of the $1,500 Dick Moren Agribusiness Scholarship, and Brownstown Central High School senior Dylan Wischmeier, who received the $1,000 Dick Moren Agribusiness Scholarship. Students competing for the scholarship, presented during the annual Jackson County Chamber Ag Breakfast in Seymour and sponsored by the chamber’s agribusiness committee, were asked to write a 1,000-word essay. This year’s topic was “How would you convince one of your friends not in an agricultural family to take up agribusiness as their career?”

Stepping down

A related thumbs up to Dick Moren, who has been a member of the chamber agribusiness committee for 55 years. Moren, who spent about 50 of those years as chairman, announced it was time for him to step down.

Community supporter

Thumbs up to Brenda Holzworth of Crothersville, who recently was selected as the April recipient of the certificate of appreciation for excellence in community service from the Crothersville Town Council. The honor goes to an individual, group or business for being an outstanding citizen and going above and beyond to give back to the community and make it a great place to live.

Spreading happiness an egg at a time

Thumbs up to the Easter bunny for hopping around and leaving a trail of eggs filled with sweet treats and surprises for children throughout Jackson County in the days leading up to Easter.

Students of the Month

The Brownstown Central Community School Corp. board of school trustees recognized junior Luke Imlay, sixth-grader Alice Nowland and fifth-grader Bella Brown as Students of the Month during Monday’s board meeting at the administration office.

A related thumbs up to Medora Junior-Senior High School freshman Hayden Adams, junior Mikayla McCory and seventh-grader Damon Branaman, who were honored as R.E.D. Hornets of the Month at the Medora Community School Corp. board of school trustees meeting Monday evening. The monthly awards are part of the school’s continued effort to promote responsibility, empathy and determination among students.

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