Archive - May 30, 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY ÂÂ Ââ 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 Countyâs Relay for Life.
âWe 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,â said Margaret Taylor, a second grade teacher.
COLUMBIA CITY â After celebrating the successful first half of Eagle Tech Academyâs (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.
Area high schools are gearing up for graduation.
The countyâs three high schools will all conduct commencement ceremonies on Friday, June 8.
Columbia City High Schoolâs 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 Schoolâs graduation will be at 7:30 p.m.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. â 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.
A mother robin tends to her little ones near a South Whitley residence last week. The babies were five days old.