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Archive - May 30, 2012

MINI RELAY: Coesse students' field day turns fundraiser

May 30, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY ­­ ­— What began as a normal playground at Coesse Elementary School, turned into a battle field to fight cancer Tuesday.
Coesse students held their annual mini Relay for Life to raise money for the American Cancer Society and Whitley County’s Relay for Life.
“We used to have a regular field day, but then we decided to do something more than just that. We started having a mini relay for the American Cancer Society,” said Margaret Taylor, a second grade teacher.

EAGLE TECH SUCCESS: Open house highlights student projects

May 30, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — After celebrating the successful first half of Eagle Tech Academy’s (ETA) inaugural year, students displayed their projects and answered questions to visitors at an open house Tuesday. The open house was held from 10 a.m. to noon.
Joe Urschel, an English teacher at ETA, said rather than simply imparting knowledge to students, the teachers design the framework, allowing students to be involved, working as collaborative groups.

GRADUATION: County graduation ceremonies set for June 8

May 30, 2012

Area high schools are gearing up for graduation.

The county’s three high schools will all conduct commencement ceremonies on Friday, June 8.

Columbia City High School’s graduation will be held in the gymnasium at 6 p.m.

Churubusco Jr.-Sr. High School will honor graduates at 7 p.m.
Whitko High School’s graduation will be at 7:30 p.m.

NEON GUMMI BEARS: DI team shines at globals

May 30, 2012

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Churubusco Jr.-Sr. High School Destination ImagiNation (DI) has made school and state history. The team won the prestigious Renaissance Award at the Global Finals of DI 2012.

Members of the team, The Neon Gummi Bears, are seniors Robby Pope, Brandi Herron and Caitie Eakins; juniors Jenna Shambaugh and Avery Derr and sophomore Rachel Jones. They are coached by Julie Mast and Dena Pope.

DI is a nonprofit organization that provides educational programs for students to learn and experience creativity, teamwork and problem solving.

MEAL TIME: Mother bird feeds her babies

May 30, 2012

A mother robin tends to her little ones near a South Whitley residence last week. The babies were five days old.

Poyser named Player of the Week

May 30, 2012

Churubusco’s Kody Poyser put in his best effort to keep the team’s baseball season alive.

In the Eagles’ sectional opener against Eastside, Poyser hit a walk-off single in the eighth inning to win the game.

In the sectional semi-final game, Churubusco was down by a run in the last inning, Poyser hit a two RBI single with two outs to give the Eagles their first lead of the game.

Despite Poyser’s efforts, ’Busco lost to South Adams by a walk-off single.

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