Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Education

June 28, 2010

Carson Scholars win $1,000 scholarships

Kokomo-Center middle school students Kara Shoemaker, Taylor Coram, Abram Stamper and Katy Volikas each received $1,000 college scholarships as 2010 Carson Scholars.

Each middle school principal is allowed to nominate only one student, who must have a GPA of 3.75 and display humanitarian qualities.

Shoemaker, a sixth-grader at Bon Air Middle School, served on student council, raised funds for the Bon Air choir, wrapped Christmas presents at WalMart for foster children, and collected pop tabs for chronically ill children. Bon Air Principal Katie Reckard noted that Shoemaker excels in the classroom as well as in the school community.

Coram, who hopes to become an architect, served on the student honor council at Central Middle School, and is involved in 4-H, gymnastics and soccer. She is a sixth-grader. Two of her 4-H projects qualified for the state fair. At the Howard County Fair, Taylor collected cardboard recycling and served as an exhibit building host. In addition, Coram served as a page for Senator Buck, collected canned goods for local food shelters and hygiene supplies for a local women’s shelter, mentored in the Buddy Reading program, and fund-raised for the American Diabetes Foundation.

Stamper, who has operated and managed his own DJ business since he was a fifth-grader, served on the student council at Lafayette Park and participated in Lego League. In the community, he helped light Christmas luminaries at the Sieberling, served as a reading buddy for elementary students, wrapped Christmas gifts for the Kokomo Rescue Mission and assisted in the landscaping for Lafayette Park’s “Go Green” project. Stamper, an eighth-grader, also is active in the youth group at Grace United Methodist Church, and helps with the sound system during the worship service.

At Maple Crest, Volikas participates in track, cheerleading, student honor council, wellness committee, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the mathematics and science academic teams. In the community, she is active in Art off the Square, the Kokomo Humane Society, nursing home caroling, Moms for Muffins, Masonic Temple gift wrapping, and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Education
  • SCP KT 072714 Steve Whikehart Steve Whikehart to lead education program at Ivy Tech Kokomo Region Kokomo native Steve Whikehart has been named chair of the education program in the School of Education at Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region.In this role, Whikehart will direct the Ivy Tech program that leads to an Associate of Science degree i

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Local students complete degrees The following area students completed higher education degrees at various colleges and universities this spring:• Butler University in Indianapolis: Blaire Bell, Kokomo; Stephanie Bickel, Peru; Madeline Cassidy, Kokomo; Bradley DiCarlo, Kokomo; Monic

    July 27, 2014

  • SCP KT 071314 Purdue-Rachel Dinkledine Rachel Dinkledine receives Purdue nursing award WEST LAFAYETTE – Rachel Dinkledine, Russiaville, received the Ethel Crockett Epple Award on May 17, after earning her B.S. in nursing from Purdue University.She was presented with a plaque and cash award, and her name will be displayed on a plaque in

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Taylor High School seniors awarded scholarships Taylor High School would like to recognize its graduating seniors who received scholarships this year.Almost $1 million was awarded to the following students from these organizations:• Karla Winburn – Armfield, Taylor Lions, IUK;• Maria Owens – Butle

    July 20, 2014

  • NWS KT 072014 pic Golden Kiwanis Golden K Kiwanis awards scholarships The Kokomo Golden K Kiwanis Club continued its decades-long tradition of awarding college scholarships this June.Seven graduating high school seniors each received $1,000 scholarships to help fund their college educations. Recipients include: Heather

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Legion awards scholarships The Kokomo American Legion Auxiliary Post 6 has proudly awarded its 2014 scholarships to graduating seniors.Brandon White and Kija Davis, Kokomo High School; Caleb Copp, Taylor High School; and Austin Elliott, Western High School; were presented with

    July 20, 2014

  • More than 500 earn spring dean's list honors at IUK Indiana University Kokomo has named 574 full-time students to the spring 2014 dean’s list.Dean’s list students earn a minimum 3.5 GPA. The following area students, listed by hometown, made the dean’s list:• Bunker Hill – Megan Myers and Julia Walters

    July 20, 2014

  • Students namedto ISU dean's list TERRE HAUTE – Indiana State University has announced its dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester.Students from Howard County who were recognized for academic achievement include: Olivia Berry, Russiaville; Brett Buckmaster and Audra Isaac, both of G

    July 20, 2014

  • SCP KT 071314 Ivy Tech-Steve Whikehart Steve Whikehart to lead Ivy Tech program Kokomo native Steve Whikehart has been named program chair of the education program in the School of Education at Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region.In this role, Whikehart will direct the Ivy Tech program that leads to an Associate of Science

    July 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Anderson University dean's list ANDERSON – Several local students were recognized for their academic achievements at Anderson University in the 2013-14 school year.Laura Alexander and Victoria DeWitt, Kokomo, were among approximately 400 students to receive undergraduate and gradua

    July 13, 2014

Latest news
Featured Ads
Only on our website
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Obituaries
Poll
Kelly Lafferty's video on Tom Miller