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Dryer, Cheng tops in ’11 class

May 13, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School seniors will be led by two young ladies this year.
Alexandria Kathleen Dryer, daughter of Jeff and Sharon Dryer of Columbia City achieved valedictorian status for the 2011 graduating class and Hei Lam “May” Cheng, daughter of Ray and Amy Cheng of Columbia City ranked salutatorian.
“We were tied for second at the beginning of the year,” said Cheng in a dual interview with Dryer Thursday.
It was the weight of the Advanced Placement classes that separated the top three students in the final rankings.

Whitko educators bone up on technology in the classroom

May 13, 2011

PIERCETON — A contingent of math and science teachers, along with other select faculty and administrators in the Whitko Community School Corporation were recently bombarded with today’s educational buzz phrase — “21st-Century Learning.”
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Tech lecture part of plan

May 13, 2011

PIERCETON — The recent introduction to technology in the classroom given to staff members of Whitko Community School Corporation was part of an ongoing process, according to Superintendent Steve Clason.
“Over two years ago, the state board of education and the department of education decided to push two major initiatives,” said Clason.
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Dust, road work discussed

May 13, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A modest crowd of 16 Whitley County residents sat in the room where county commissioners and council meet to hear Highway Department Superintendent Mike Barton spell out plans for 2011 road improvements in the county.
“We have 640 miles of roads in Whitley County,” said Barton.
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