Thumbs up for May 12


Wonderful job

Thumbs up to the Jackson County Highway Department for doing a wonderful job of mowing the grass in the northwestern part of the county.

Larry Lewis, Freetown

Caring community

Thumbs up to the nearly 650 volunteers from Jackson County and surrounding communities who took time out of their busy lives Tuesday to help complete 68 projects for Jackson County United Way’s 27th annual Day of Caring.

Student recognition

Thumbs up to the three Medora Community School Corp. students who recently were recognized as April R.E.D. Hornets of the Month. Those honored were senior Matthew Inscoe, sophomore Brelee Underwood and eighth-grader Rilynn England. The program is an effort to promote responsibility, empathy and determination among students at the southwestern Jackson County school.

Another thumbs up goes to the three Brownstown Central Community School Corp. students who recently were named Braves of the Month. They are Brownstown Central High School freshman Caysen Robertson; fraternal twin sisters Hayden and Sydney Hall, who are eighth-graders at Brownstown Central Middle School; and Aderes Tavlik, a fifth-grader at Brownstown Elementary School.

Influential teachers

Thumbs up to the teachers recognized Sunday night by the Seymour Community Schools Scholar Award candidates as most influential. The teachers were Wayne Woodard, Wayne Huddleston, Sharon Eggers, Lizz Patterson, Brittany Darlage, Jeanna Eppley, Sandra Franke, Debra Carroll, Laura Cottrill, Kevin Cottrill, Craig Montgomery, Matt Dennis, Laura Handloser, Rick Schuley, Jeanne Galyen and Janeen Keinath. The senior Scholar Award candidates are Hunter Heckman, Jude Bane, Nicole Rebber, Ty Stuckwisch, Sam Chandler, Brody Unterseher, Caroline Thompson, Mackenzie Waskom, Emma Wichman, Samantha Carter, Katya Cox, Caley Monnier, Liza Stuckwisch, Marlo Cornn, Will Smith, Elizabeth Kloote, Paul Montgomery, Chase Burke, Maria Morales-Acevedo and Christopher Vojkufka.

Player of the Week

Thumbs up to Brownstown Central High School senior Carson Darlage, who recently was named the Prep Baseball Report’s Indiana Player of the Week after his performances on the mound and at the plate last week. On Saturday against Henryville, Darlage pitched a no-hitter with 16 strikeouts and zero walks. The only reason it wasn’t a perfect game was because he hit two batters. Behind his pitching performance Saturday, Darlage also had a .600 batting average all of last week. He went 9-for-15 at the plate with three doubles, eight RBI, one home run and eight runs scored.

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