The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club recognized 116 third graders in Scott County for making the BUG Honor Roll the end of the second grading period. To make the BUG Honor Roll (Bring Up Grades) the students must improve at least one grade in at least one subject and not go down in any other subjects. Students earning this recognition are provided a party, a certificate identifying the subject(s) they improved, snacks, prizes and a BUG T-Shirt the first time they make the BUG Honor Roll. This grading period, eight students at Johnson Elementary School improved their grades. BUG Honor Roll students in Ms Meadows’ classare Cohen Long, Isabella White, Arianna King, Zola Hensley and Malakai Cox. BUG Honor Roll students in Ms Rose’sclass are Aven Broadus, Bri Bryant and Madison Spencer. Congratulations to each of these students for their hard work and success this grading period. The BUG Program is made possible by the sponsorship of Austin Tri Hawk who also provided the snacks. BUG is an academic incentive program provided by the Kiwanis Club in partnership with Scott County School Districts 1 & 2.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club and Vienna Finley Elementary School chartered the VFES K-Kids three years ago. The K-Kids learn leadership skills while planning service projects in their community and school. Kara Dulaney is the Faculty Advisor and Al Riggle and Eric Mullins are the Kiwanis Advisors. Student officers are President Chloe Mullins, Vice President Sophie Gricius, Secretary Tonya Huffman, Treasurer Cadee Hutton, 5th Grade Director Sophia Kirkman and 4th Grade Director Cason Owens.
Pictured are the students meeting during recess to form teams to work on various service projects. There are 67 students in the VFES K-Kids. The teams will meet to plan and organize their projects. One of the projects they’re planning is to participate in the Scott County Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake. They hope to enter two teams and are raising money for this project. Please let me or Eric Mullins know if anyone would like to donate to their efforts.
Scottsburg Kiwanis Club President, Al Riggle, presents a check for $1,000 to United Way of Scott County Executive Director Nancy Riley. The grant was awarded from the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club Fund at the Scott County Community Foundation and will be used to support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. This initiative provides free books for children from birth through age five, mailed every month to a child’s home. United Way and Community Foundation brought this program to Scott County five years ago to increase early childhood literacy. There are currently 994 children who receive books, with 630 who “graduated” when they turned five. It only costs $25 to sponsor a child each year. For more information, call 812-752-2586 or 812-752-2057. You may also register your child at www.imaginationlibrary.com.
Debbie Inman was inducted into the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club as its newest member at a ceremony held at the Kiwanis weekly dinner meeting at the Roadhouse. Debbie was presented her membership certificate, membership pin and club name badge. Jack McWhirter, Kiwanis Secretary and Brent Inman, sponsor are pictured with Debbie. Debbie is retired Air Force and brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to the Kiwanis. Congratulations to Debbie Inman!
Jack McWhirter, Secretary of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club, recognized Nick South at a recent weekly meeting of the Kiwanis at The Roadhouse. Nick was presented the Kiwanis International Legion of Honor for 35 years in Kiwanis and for being a past president of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club. Nick is active in most projects and programs conducted by the Kiwanis in Scott County. Kiwanis believe the best way to improve a community is to improve the kids. Nick epitomizes that philosophy. Congratulations to Nick from all the kids he’s served over the years.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club presented the first annual CASA Volunteer of the Year Award Wednesday, 26 Oct at the Scott County Courthouseto Sheilah Williams. The presentation was part of an annual CASA Program to honor it’s volunteers, donors, sponsors and partners. Wes Clark made the plaque and John Ragusa helped us get the plates affixed. We will engrave the name of the volunteer of the year and affix it to the plaque annually. Pictured is Al Riggle Kiwanis President and Kelly Shelhamer, CASA Director presenting the award to Sheilah Williams.
During the program, Kelly Shelhamer, presented the Duvall Award to the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club for outstanding support of CASA during the year. Pictured is Kelly presenting the award to Bunny & Nick South, Don & Millie Cooper, Jack & Maryrose McWhirter and Al Riggle. Not pictured but present was Chris Wakeman.
Thank you to all our Kiwanis and Kiwanis Family members who have helped support CASA. They do an incredible job providing a voice for some of our most vulnerable kids. Your support is critical to their program.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club recognized Scott County School District Two as it’s Corporate Kiwanian of the Year in a banquet/ceremony held at Hickory Creek Healthcare. The Kiwanis Club has seventeen outstanding Corporate Members whose generosity and dedication to improving our community by improving our kids makes a significant difference in Scott County each year. Pictured are Superintendent Marc Slaton, members of the Lexington ES K-Kids Club, Sarah Everett (SMS Builders Club President), Lisa Sutton (Faculty Advisor for the SMS Builders Club), Jesse Mays (SHS Key Club member and Lt Governor for the Scenic Hills Division), Lee Anna Willett (Faculty Advisor for the LES K-Kids), and Tammy Davis. The Kiwanis partner very closely with SCSD2. Members of SCSD2 volunteer and support the Kiwanis with various programs and projects including the Bike Safety Rodeo (Jamie Lowry), Flag Program (Bob Riley, Jim Lakner and Jim Lewis), Lisa Sutton and Lee Anna Willett (Back To School Bash, Pancake Breakfast, Spaghetti Dinner and the Taco Wagon. Congratulations to SCSD2 and all it’s members.