Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Local News

September 15, 2013

Reading program to award $500 scholarship

Proceeds from My Sweet Savannah event used for competition.

Howard County Reads has announced that part of the proceeds from last year’s My Sweet Savannah event will be used to fund a $500 scholarship competition.

“We had a great response to My Sweet Savannah, thanks to those who attended, Tom and Carol Trine and the Elite Banquet & Conference Center, Cherresa Lawson and her fellow musicians’ blues music, and generous businesses who donated items for a silent auction,” said Trisha Shively, head of the Howard County Reads committee. “We don’t want to keep the proceeds; we want to share them with the community and give back.”

This year’s Howard County Reads selection, “Out of the Easy,” by Ruta Sepetys, references the following quote from Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield: “Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.”

To enter the scholarship contest, each participant must submit a three-page essay that answers the following question: How does the Dickens’ quote relate to the journey of the characters in “Out of the Easy” and to your personal journey as you prepare for college?

“We’re offering a $500 scholarship toward the accredited college of your choice,” said Nicole Porter, coordinator of Children’s Services, who is overseeing the competition.

Contestants must be residents of Howard County and a current junior or senior in high school, a college student, or planning to enroll in an accredited college during the next 12 months.

Entries may be sent via email to the Kokomo-Howard County Library at hcrscholarship@KHCPL.org or submitted via the Online Scholarship Essay Contest Form, which may be found at www.HowardCountyReads.org. Entries may also be mailed to the following address: Nicole Porter, Children’s Services coordinator, Kokomo-Howard County Library, 220 N. Union St., Kokomo, IN 46901.

Entries must be received no later than Oct. 18.

Go to www.HowardCountyReads.org for complete scholarship rules, how entries are judged, and more information.

The winner will be announced on Nov. 7 at Indiana University Kokomo at the Author Visit.

 

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
  • NES plans kindergarten round-up Northwestern Elementary School is planning its kindergarten round-up for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. To qualify for kindergarten enrollment, a child must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1. Parents must bring their child's birth certificate, immunizat

    April 19, 2014

  • NSC establishes number of transfers Northwestern School Corp. has decided how many transfer students the district can accept next school year in compliance with the state's relatively new open enrollment law. This is the first time Northwestern has announced vacancies at each grade lev

    April 19, 2014

  • Kokomo man heading to 'Hoosier Millionaire' finale Rick Rhodes is still having a hard time believing his good fortune. On Thursday, the 53-year-old Kokomo man walked away with $13,500 after beating out five other contestants on the “Hoosier Millionaire” live road show in Fort Wayne. “I’m still in sho

    April 18, 2014

  • Dual Credit classes KACC 02 Dual credits give high school students head start on college More area students are enrolling in dual credit classes as a way to get an early start on their college degrees and prepare for the rigor of higher education while still in high school. In the past five years, the number of college credits earned by

    April 18, 2014 3 Photos

  • Email, Internet knocked out at Miami Co. Courthouse PERU -- Basic government services were put on hold for the second time in nearly two months in Miami County after a massive server failure once again knocked out Internet and email access in most departments and offices. The crash hit early last week

    April 18, 2014

  • Early voting underway in Miami Co. PERU -- Miami County officials are reminding residents that early voting is now open for the primary election. Early voting started April 8 and will end May 5, one day before Election Day. Early voting is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every weekday at t

    April 18, 2014

  • Jackson Street Commons veterans home grand opening set for May 22 Jackson Street Commons, a home for veterans near downtown Kokomo, will host a grand opening May 22. The new $3.6 million facility, located at 322 E. Jackson St., provides permanent housing to 27 previously homeless veterans, said Judy Dennis, executi

    April 18, 2014

  • YMCA nearing design phase completion Development and design of the new 73,000 square foot YMCA should be completed in the next 30 days, YMCA of Kokomo Executive Director David Dubois told the Kokomo Common Council Monday. Dubois said he hopes to begin construction on the new facility by

    April 18, 2014

  • NHS, PJHS named four-star schools Northwestern High School and Peru Jr. High School have found their place among the top schools in the state, with the Indiana Department of Education recognizing them as four-star schools Tuesday. A total of 311 elementary, middle and high schools we

    April 18, 2014

  • NWS-PT041614 Flora Doc1.jpg [Duplicate] The doctor is still in after health group's departure FLORA -- The safe at a downtown bank building, once used for protecting cash and valuables, is now stocked with medical supplies. The former bank office on East Main Street became Flora Family Medicine last month after it was made possible for one lo

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

Latest news
Featured Ads
Only on our website
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
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