Category: Scottsburg Kiwanis Partners

Austin Elementary School BUG Party

The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club hosted a party for eighty-six Austin Elementary School third graders who made the BUG Honor Roll the fourth grading periodBUG (Bringing Up Grades) is a Kiwanis signature program designed to provide incentives to third graders to improve their grades.  To make the BUG Honor Roll, a student must improve at least one grade in at least one subject and not go down in any others.  BUG Honor Roll students are thrown a party to celebrate their achievements and presented a certificate identifying the subject(s) they improved, a BUG T-Shirt the first time they make the BUG Honor Roll. snacks and prizes.  Pizza was provided at this partyBUG Honor Roll students in Ms Stagnolia’s class are Sloane Barrett, Briley Bary, Cole Bohlander, Jonmichael Bowling, Ryan Collins, Tyler Collins, Allyson Davidson, Gavin Earl, Kailyn Gibson, Shayna Hall, Elizabeth Hiler, Jared Kemper, Kaleb Kersteins, Ashlynn Madden, Emma Marlow, Brayden Morris, Wyatt Pruett, Xander Richie, Elijah Weddle and Jaxon WilsonBUG Honor Roll students from Mrs Coomer’s class are Chloe Blaylock, Joshua Blevins, Madalynn Buckel, Peyton Caplinger, Jeremiah Clay, Emaleigh Edwards, Cooper Hall, Lauren Hanner, Kailey Helton, Gauge Hubbard, Landon Keith, Brayden Konkler, Tracer LaMaster, Andy McIntosh, Kaidence McIntosh, Jordan Netherton, Jayleigh Schepman, Rakia Spellman, Billy Spicer, Abigail Terry, Khloe Watts and Hailey WhiteBUG Honor Roll Students from Mrs Stamper’s class are Jasmine Acuan, Kingston Begley, Woody Bowers, Ben Bowling, Braden Caudill, Brooklyn Coulter, Madison Hickman, James Johnson, James Kearns, Jackson Martin, Hailee McCormick, Micah McCoskey, Orlando Neace, Kaeda Orman, Madeline Pelston, Adalyn Shuler, Kaylie Spicer and Thomas Smith.   BUG Honor Roll students from Mr Carr’s class are Gabe Arevalos, Malikah Dean, Thomas McCormick, Jaden Owens, Rikelme Pinto-Herrera, Johnny Stewart, Hattie Strong, Samantha White and Audrey WilliamsBUG Honor Roll students from Ms Norton’s class are Nevaeh Barger, Kayleigh Brown, Kyler Collins, Kruz Dozier, Connor Engleking, Desiree Estep, Draken Galeucia, Tayliana Gipson, Grayson Ingram, Kloey Kallembach, Dustin Keith, Harrison Kilburn, Maggie Mosley, Bryson Mullins, Jessie Stacy, Levi Terry, and Allysson WassCongratulations to these outstanding students for their academic achievements.  We wish them the best of luck as they enter the 4th grade.

Ryan Heacock, owner of the East Side Gallery in Scottsburg

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Ryan Heacock, owner of the East Side Gallery in Scottsburg and member of the Scottsburg Main Street Group recently spoke at the Kiwanis dinner/meeting at The Kitchen on The Square in Scottsburg.  Pictured with Ryan are Kiwanians Maryrose McWhirter and Guy TownsendRyan spoke a little about the East Side Gallery and then focused on efforts the Main Street are doing to improve the appearance of Scottsburg.  East Side Gallery has been open almost two years now and Ryan expressed appreciation for the local support and customers from the broader community.  One of the main efforts of the Main Street group is the downtown revitalization.  Starting last September and looking at the 50% occupancy rate on the Square, they set a goal to bring new life into the downtown.  When the repaving projects are completed, the group will repaint the crosswalks and put the crosswalks on a refresher schedule.  Last fall Mayor Graham visited the Paddock and Norton Commons in Louisville to get some ideas for revitalization of the downtown.  He looked at the concept of residences and businesses located in and around parks.  The group is trying to create Scottsburg as a “destination place”.  They have been working on adding lots of decorative, lighted planters around the Square.  They’ve made snowflakes to replace the one’s we’ve used for the holidays for years.  They are still working on additional planters and hangers for flower baskets.  The Arts Council in conjunction with the Historical Review Board are designing murals to paint as the weather cooperates.  Most everything they are using to spruce up the Square is made locally.  The first mural project will be on the side of the building where City on a Hill is located.  The wall still says antiques.  The murals will be inspired by Scott County history and the history of the Square.  The Pub was renovated to reflect its past—barbershop, gun shop and pool hall.  Light shrouds are being prepared to light up the alleys and a sound system is being researched for the Square.  The group has been cleaning and staining the bricks on the sidewalk to make them look new again and they are working on decorations in the alleyways.  They are working on a project to better delineate the entrance to the historic district.  The goal is to bring positive attention to the downtown area and create inspiration. The Kiwanis members thanked Ryan for his presentation and enjoyed the discussion.  Ryan has been working hard to cater to the youth in our community to get involved in art projects and develop a better appreciation for art.

 

Scottsburg Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast

Picture #1.  Kiwanians Maryrose and Jack McWhirter enjoying the pancake breakfast.
Picture #2.  Sue Jones and Marty Randall.
PIcture #3.  Kiwanian Ross St Clair with Sherry and their granddaughter.
Picture #4.  Don Cooper, Chris Wakeman and Al Riggle.
Picture #5.  Pancake chefs John Mastin and Wes Clark.

Lexington Elementary School BUG Party

The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club recognized twenty-two third graders at the end of the fourth grading period at Lexington ES for making the BUG Honor RollBUG is a Kiwanis signature program designed to provide incentives to third graders to improve their grades.  To make the BUG Honor Roll a student must improve in at least one grade in at least one subject and not go down in any other subjects.  BUG Honor Roll students receive a certificate identifying the subject(s) they improved and signed by their teacher and principal, a BUG T-Shirt the first time they make the BUG Honor Roll, snacks and prizes.  Pizza was provided at this party BUG Honor Roll students in Ms Brunner’s class are Addison Barton, Mathew Basham, Shelby Bennett, Nick Consley, Erica Darnley, Zoe Dezarn, Aubree Eldridge, Jacob June, Madi Meagher, Cooper Rutledge, Evan Scifres, Taylor Tankersly, Jack Thomas, Matthew Wickey, Jeremiah Williams and Kinsey SmithBUG Honor Roll students in Ms Hale’s class are Margie Baker, Savannah Blevins, Kavan Bramble, Jenah Jones, Brynn Owens and Logan TarrieCongratulations to these outstanding students for their achievement and good luck going to the 4th grade!

 

Johnson Elementary School BUG Party

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The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club hosted a BUG Party for eighteen third graders at Johnson Elementary School for making the BUG Honor Roll the fourth grading periodBUG is a Kiwanis signature program designed to provide incentives to third graders to improve their grades.  To make the BUG Honor Roll a student must improve at least one grade in at least one subject and not go down in any other subjects.  BUG Honor Roll students receive a certificate identifying the subject(s) they improved signed by their teacher and Principal, a BUG T-Shirt the first time they make the BUG Honor Roll, prizes and snacks.  Pizza was provided at this partyBUG Honor Roll students in Ms Rose’s class are Braiden Castillo, Ali Couch, Ayden Crain, Isabella Davidson, Sara Elliott, Emma Engle, Kevin Moore, Nicholas Scott, Fable Smallwood, Jasiah Spears, Arya Stillions, Jacob Taylor and Beth McBrideBUG Honor Roll students in Ms Meadow’s class are Kaden Akers, Harlie Baldwin, Grady Duckwall, Broden Schoettmer and Henry TellezCongratulations to these students for their achievements and good luck in the 4th grade!

 

Vienna Finley Elementary BUG party

The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club hosted a BUG Party at Vienna Finley Elementary School to celebrate thirty students who made the BUG Honor RollBUG is a Kiwanis signature program designed to provide incentives to third graders to improve their grades.  BUG stands for Bring Up Grades and a student must improve at least one grade in at least one subject and not go down in any other subjects to make the BUG Honor Roll.  BUG Honor Roll students are provided a party to celebrate their achievement with snacks, prizes, BUG T-Shirts for the first time BUG Honor Roll students and a certificate that identifies the subject(s) they improved signed by their teacher and the PrincipalBUG Honor Roll students for Ms Lucas’ class are Addy Akers, Noah Ault, Trevin Baldwin, Brylee Busick, Taylor Busick, Colters Campbell, Lola Hall, Scarlett Herald, Lillian Jones, Abby Padgett, Rhiannon Sieg, Lily Siekman, Hobie Spicer, Taeson Stutsman, Mathew Ross and Justin JacksonBUG Honor Roll students for Ms Thomas’ class are Lillie Broadus, Tucker Doriot, Marley Fleenor, Sophie Gricius, Jace Luttrell, Ben Nunley and Cason OwensBUG Honor Roll students for Ms Broady’s class are Addison Binkley, Cadee Helton, Olivia Spellman, Kyra Johnson, Anthony Mayo and Mia VoilesPizza was provided to the students for this BUG PartyCongratulations to all these students for their hard work improving their grades.  The Kiwanis wish each of them the best as they move on to the 4th grade!

 

Scott Willett from the Indiana Rural Electric

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Scott Willett from the Indiana Rural Electric recently spoke to the Kiwanis Club at their weekly dinner/meeting at The Kitchen on The Square in Scottsburg about his trip to Guatamala as part of Project IndianaPictured are Scott Willett, Kiwanian Lee Anna Willett (SCSD2 Corporate Member) and Kiwanian Darryl Smith.  Beginning in 2012, the international year of the Cooperative, two teams of Indiana linemen spent a month electrifying three villages in Guatemala.  Lives were changed both here and there.  In the 1930’s, Cooperatives brought electricity to rural Indiana forever improving the quality of life for Hoosiers.  In 2012, Indiana’s electric cooperatives began paying it forward internationally by providing electricity to three remote Guatemalan villages.  In 2015, the vision grew into Project Indiana and sustainable change–moving beyond electrifying villages, to making them a better place to live and enhancing the community — just as happened 80 years ago when electricity first came to rural Indiana.  In 2015 the village of Sepamac received electricity.  In 2017 the cooperatives traveled to a remote village called El Zapotillo to provide the villagers electricity.  The goal of Project Indiana is to help rural Guatemala advance as we did in rural Indiana by adopting villages, bring them power and support them as they form electric cooperatives that enable them to enjoy a better way of life.  El Zapotillo is in Cuilco, the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala.  Approximately 300 villagers live in sixty homes in the mountains at an elevation of about 10,000 feet.  El Zapotillo has a church, a school and a clinic.  The villagers worked alongside the Indiana Rural Electric Cooperative volunteers.  The increased elevation really stretched the team of sixteen linemen.  All of the work was done by hand, setting fifty-two poles, stretching four miles of primary line, twenty-seven miles of secondary line, setting thirty-six anchors and hooking up six transformers.  The village was in a very remote location with steep access roads.  The population of the village is Spanish speaking and education ends at the sixth grade.  The girls marry and start families at a very young age.  The villagers conduct subsistence farming and cut timber and lumber for commercial sales.  This is the third trip to Guatemala.  Each trip lasts for two weeks and sixteen linemen volunteer.  Scott discussed the satisfaction the team gets from working with the villagers in these remote, rural villages and commented on how appreciative the villagers are for the assistance and how hard they work to help the crews.  With support from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association International Foundation and the Guatemalan government, Indiana’s electric cooperatives are adopting a region in Guatemala to bring the tools and resources the Guatemalans need to do what they’re capable of doing, including forming a cooperative and improving education, nutrition, water, and health care.  If you’re interested in staying up to date on Project Indiana as the program grows and continues to impact more lives, sign up on the Project Indiana website, www.projectindiana.orgThe Kiwanis members thanked Scott for his presentation and applauded the work he and the cooperatives are doing to improve the quality of life in Guatemala.

 

The Vienna Finley K-Kids were nominated for the Good Neighbor Award

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The Vienna Finley K-Kids were nominated for the Good Neighbor Award in the Church/SchoolCivic/Other Youth Group Category for 2017K-Kids Briana Busick and Jaylee Chandler attended the Good Neighbor Award Banquet to receive their award and recognition on 16 June 2017 Since they were chartered in 2016, the K-Kids have been active in service projects both at Vienna Finley Elementary School and in the community including participating in the Scott County Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake where they raised over $400, setting up a pinwheel garden at VFES to raise awareness of Child Abuse during Child Abuse Prevention Month, collecting donations for UNICEF by participating in Trick or Treat for UNICEF, and learning about the Dwight Chamberlain Raptor Center as part of their effort to support the Raptor Center Pictured are from left to right in the back row: Kiwanis Advisor Al Riggle, VFES Principal Tiffany Barrett, Matt Busick, Angela Busick, Scottsburg Mayor Bill Graham, Stephen Carey, VFES Faculty Advisor Katie Sawin.  Front row:  Taylor Busick, Fafe Busick, Briana Busick and  Jaylee Chandler The K-Kids is one of the Kiwanis sponsored Service Leadership Programs designed to develop leadership skills through community service.  The students elect their own officers, form their own committees and determine what projects they would like to do.  The VFES K-Kids earned Honor Club status in 2016.

 

Cassidy Carter, the Manager for Community Outreach for Hosparus Health

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Cassidy Carter recently spoke at the weekly Kiwanis dinner/meeting at The Kitchen on The Square in Scottsburg.  Cassidy is the Manager for Community Outreach for Hosparus Health.  Pictured are Kiwanian Guy Townsend and Cassidy CarterShe has been involved with senior care for over twelve years working in nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities.  She considers herself foremost a senior advocate to help families in crisis that find themselves in a situation they don’t know how to handle.  Cassidy spends a lot of time talking to community members about Hosparus and end of life issues.  As of 1 March this year, Hosparus Health cares for people with chronic illnesses but not necessarily at end of life.  Hosparus Health is working with the State of Indiana to determine what kind of licensing is required to work with patients in their homes. Hosparus Health is a Non for Profit organization.  People who can’t afford hospice are not turned away.  They are part of the National Hosparus and Palliative Care Organization.  Cassidy provided numerous forms and pamphlets to provide assistance and information on such subjects as the Palliative Care Program and Advance Care Planning.  She stressed the importance of having a plan in place to be able to fulfill the wishes of loved ones at the end of life.  She passed out several forms from the Indiana State Dept of Health and an Advance Directives Pamphlet.  The Kiwanis members thanked Cassidy for her most informative presentation.