Category: Austin High School

Scottsburg Kiwanis Club President Terry Davis presented $1,400 in scholarship awards to five students


Scottsburg Kiwanis Club President Terry Davis presented $1,400 in scholarship awards to five students at a recent dinner/meeting at The Kitchen on The Square in ScottsburgScholarship recipients were Rachelle Jones from Austin High School who will be attending the University of Southern Indiana, Shelby Cole from Austin High School who will be attending Hanover College, Makalyn Brown from Scottsburg High School who will be attending Bellarmine University, Alexa Howser from Scottsburg High School who will be attending Indiana University and Kayla Morris from Scottsburg High School who will be attending Indiana State UniversityThe Kiwanis congratulated these outstanding students on their accomplishments and wished them the best of luck with their studies.


Kiwanis Club presented Skyler Coomer a $500 scholarship check


Terry Davis, President of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club presented Skyler Coomer a $500 scholarship check at a recent meeting of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club at The Kitchen on the Square in ScottsburgSkyler will be attending Indiana University where she will be studying English and Journalism.  She recently graduated from Austin High School where she was the Charter President of the Austin High School Key Club.  The Kiwanis members congratulated Skyler and wished her the best in her studies.


Congratulations to the new Austin High School Key Club


Congratulations to the new Austin High School Key Club.  They were chartered in a ceremony held at AHS Charter Officers are President Skyler Coomer, Vice President Katie Lovell, Secretary Summer Squires, Treasurer Joseph Smith, Editor Kiley Birchwell, Senior Director Kaylin Carter, Junior Director Emily Pelston, Sophomore Director Olivia Miner and Freshman Director Luke Watts.  There are sixty-two charter students in the clubThe AHS Key Club is sponsored by the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club and hosted by Austin High SchoolTerry Davis is the Kiwanis Advisor and Rusty Jones & Chandra Tally are the Faculty Advisors.  Key Club is an international student led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.  Their vision is to provide caring, competent servant leaders transforming communities worldwide.  Key Club is one of the family of Kiwanis clubs in their Service Leadership Programs.  Some of the projects they’ve been involved in this year include fundraising for a student’s family, creating and providing Valentine cards for every student at AHS, assisting with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfasts, planning an Adopt a Grandparent Program and sending two students, Kiley Birchwell and Emily Pelston to the Indiana Key Club District Leadership Convention in Muncie, IN.  The Kiwanis congratulate the AHS Key Club on their charter and look forward to serving the community with them.


Support Austin Show Choir


Austin Show Choir Selected for Prestigious Show Choir Competition
Austin High School’s Dimensions Show Choir has been invited to attend FAME, the National Show Choir Competition in Chicago, on April 22nd. The theme “Things aren’t always as they seem” is a trib-ute to rising above the negative stereotypes that hurt us all. With songs like “Born to Rise”, “Crazy Train” and “Time of My Life” the show is exciting and uplifting from beginning to end.
The show choir finals is a show choir’s crowning event and is only awarded to a select few choirs and Dimensions is honored to have been chosen. In order to make this dream a reality the members need your help. The average cost per student is $375. If interested in helping, donations can be made directly to SCAPA (the choir’s booster group) by mail or by the group’s Go Fund Me Account:
Donations can be sent to Kathy Sego, Austin High School, 401 S. Hwy 31 Austin. Details on upcoming fundraising events are listed on the last page of the Good News Chronicle.
The Show Choir is directed by Kathy Sego. Members include sen-iors: Courtney Neace, Jake Shadburn, Alicia White, Ethan Love, Kailey Fugate, and Zach Wooten; Brooklyn Blaylock, Cadi Henson, Jaeleigh Campbell, Kalee Hines, Kasey Brandenburg, Macy Baker, Mayci Furnish, McKenzie Stewart, Sydney Stewart, Sara Puckett, Conner Neace, Darius Rayford, Jordan Hanner, Joseph Smith, Keegan Young, Kodie White, Lonnie Noble, Nolan Lytle, Ray Herron, Riley Rogers, Thomas Gay, Tyler Henderson, Kaylee Perry and DJ Casenas.


Reality Store _ Austin High School

Store Volunteers Needed for Austin High School, March 31st: 8am – 2:30pm
Scott County students will get a taste of the “real world” soon and we need your help to make this happen! The Scott County Partnership is recruiting adult volunteer leaders in the community to represent businesses and organizations at booths that the students will be visiting during the “real world” exercise. During the events, students from Austin High School and Scottsburg Middle School are given an occupation and a budget. Each student is assigned a different scenario, such as whether or not they have a college education, their occupation, their marital status, or whether they have kids or pets. Then the students visit booths, which represent various expenses, such as housing, food, clothing, mortgages, utilities, banking, insurance, etc. Many local businesses and organizations provide their expertise by taking part in the event.
According to the Scott County Economic Development Corporation, the Reality Store is meant to teach students about how the decisions they make now will affect the rest of their lives. Anita Campbell Walker says the event is often an eye-opener for students. Many of the students are expected to report what they’ve learned to their classes. The annual Reality Store event will take place at Austin High School on March 31st from 8am – 2:30pm and at Scottsburg Middle School on May 19th from 8am – 2:30pm.
Those interested in volunteering their time for this worthy cause should contact Ace Woodson at (812) 722-7708 or email as soon as possible.

The Austin High School Maverick Challenge Team

The Austin High School Maverick Challenge Team won the regional competition and became the first Maverick Challenge Team from Scott County to compete at State levelPictured are Kiwanis member and team mentor, Dave Church, team members Michael Cissell, Gavin White & Jordan Meadows, and Austin High School Business teacher and Austin High School Key Club Faculty Advisor Chandra Talley.  Their presentation was for a start up company, Cre’s Garden “Garden Like a God”The team made their presentation to the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club at their regular dinner meeting at The Kitchen.  
Maverick Challenge is a high school business planning competition for high school students in Southern Indiana including Austin and Scottsburg.  The program aims to further develop the innovative spirit of our region by reaching out to high school students and showing them viable careeer opportunities through entrepreneurship.  Working with Kiwanian Dave Church, business teachers Ms Talley in Austin and Ms Depreist and Mr Chrenshaw in Scottsburg, students had access to all the tools needed to take their business idea from a concept and develop it into a full business plan.  Online tools were offered in the development phase of the project.  Students had to present their business plan to judges Matt Carter, Kelly Dulaney (Kiwanis Corporate member Chamber of Commerce), Chris Garten (Kiwanis Corporate member from Signature Countertops) , Shelly Lakins (Kiwanis Corporate member from New Washington State Bank) and Ray Niehaus.  
The Maverick Challenge teams from Austin and Scottsburg competed at MASPark on February 3rd and the top team won $500.  The winning team from that competition then competed on Saturday in Columbus and won another $500.  


This is a great opportunity to help students learn about viable career opportunities, networking with and being mentored by entrepreneurs in the community.  Special thanks to the Maverick Challenge sponsors in Scott County:  Genesis Plastic, New Washington State Bank (Kiwanis Corporate Member), MASPark, Scottsburg Kiwanis Club and the Scott County Chamber of Commerce (Kiwanis Corporate Member).  
The Kiwanis members appreciated the presentation and expressed their pride in the achievements of this outstanding team.

Maverick Challenge REGIONAL Schedule


Please note below the Maverick Challenge team from Austin High School will be in the regional finals this weekend!  Congratulations to our team and thank you to Chandra Tally from Austin High School who has worked hard with these kids this year.  Chandra is also one of our Faculty Advisors for the new Austin High School Key Club. 

Thanks so much to Dave Church for mentoring this team.

Please see schedule below and additional details. I have done my best to accommodate everyone’s requested times.

Please note: The presentation time is 30 minutes this year. In an effort to ensure all finalists are judged fairly, we will not allow the presentations to go over 30 minutes (this includes the Q&A).

Also, please let your students know the first place prize this year is $3,000- a definite incentive for any group!

Location: Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce

500 Franklin St.

Columbus, IN 47201

Prizes will be given for:

1st Place: $3,000

2nd Place: $1,500

3rd Place: $1,000

Judges Choice: $500 (this will be up to the judges- it could be best verbal presentation, most innovative, etc.



Congratulations to the Austin High School Key Club!

Congratulations to the Austin High School Key Club!  They conducted a service project for Valentines Day at Austin High School.  Many students receive valentines cards but many students never receive a valentines card.  The AHS Key Club remedied that by getting valentines cards and signed them with notes for every student in Austin High School!  What a simple idea with a tremendous impact!  Well done!!  I’m really proud of these kids.