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Local students “traveled” from Sri Lanka to Iceland to other global spots Monday to celebrate the diversity of cultures around the world.

Residents of Miami County can double their donations to the transformation project underway at Ivy Tech Community College’s Kokomo campus, thanks to a $10,000 gift from the Miami County Community Foundation.

Most of the 130,000 people who attend Comic-Con International are there to cosplay a favorite character, attend presentations by favorite actors, artists, and authors, and to discuss storylines with fellow fans.

One-hundred thirty-two Indiana University Kokomo students earned degrees in August 2019. Those earning degrees include:

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SHARPSVILLE – When Tri-Central Middle/High School social studies teacher Jake Wilson was growing up, all the information he remembered reading about World War II was confined to a paragraph in a history textbook.

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SHARPSVILLE — On a crisp autumn morning on Friday, Tri-Central eighth grade students descended on the school’s nature center to clear the debris that had accumulated there.

Maconaquah Middle School partnered with Tracey Winey and John Howe from Engineering Brightness to achieve a common goal of accessing healthy light.

A new maintenance trainee apprenticeship program has begun at Tyson Foods in Logansport that provides individuals the opportunity to “get paid while you train.”

Ivy Tech Community College’s Kokomo Service Area has announced the following students have been named to the dean’s list for the summer 2019 term.

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Free books, food and educational fun will take the spotlight Friday at Taylor Elementary School’s third annual Family Literacy Night.

Eleven girls from the Kokomo and Greentown area schools attended the 78th session of Hoosier Girls State at Trine University along with 450 girls from around the state during the week of June 23-29.

Registration for classes that start Oct. 28 is open at Ivy Tech Community College and the admissions offices at Kokomo and Logansport campuses are ready Mondays through Fridays to help prospective students get ready to start class.

The Northwestern School Corporation’s September Students of the Month are Howard Elementary student Tessa Davenport, daughter of Gray and Emily Davenport; Northwestern Middle School student Nevaeh Navarre, daughter of Jeffrey and Breanna Navarre; Northwestern Middle School student Ricky Larr…

Maconaquah High School is opening its doors to the public Sept. 26 to spotlight its new welding and building construction programs that, working closely with Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo, will open doors to high-demand, high-wage careers for its students.

Fifty-six full-time Indiana University Kokomo students earned chancellor’s list or dean’s list honors for the summer 2019 semester. Chancellor’s list students earned a 4.0 grade point average (GPA), while dean’s list students earned a minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, while carrying at least 1…

Forty-seven foster children recently received backpacks filled with books at the eighth-annual Books for Youth event sponsored by the Indiana’s Department of Child Services (DCS), Indianapolis Colts and Cargo Services Inc.

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Fewer than half of Indiana students met expected achievement levels on the state’s new standardized test, leading the state’s top educator to renew her call for changes on how those results are used for rating schools and teachers.

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PERU – Every student at Peru Community Schools started receiving free breakfast and lunch last week after the district qualified for a federal program targeting schools in low-income areas.

Through the Community Foundation of Howard County, 191 scholarships and renewals from 64 scholarship funds have been awarded to Howard County students with an approximate value of $496,900, including the two Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships.

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RUSSIAVILLE – Howard County deputies confiscated numerous firearms from a man’s home this week after staff at Western School Corporation reported his 12-year-old son made threatening comments at school.

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: The following students were named Students of the Month for Northwestern Schools: Howard Elementary, Claire Davenport, daughter of Gary and Emily Davenport; Northwestern Elementary, Kelsey Temme, daughter of Matthew and Rachele Temme; Northwestern Middle School, Jan Mc…

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Editor’s note: This is the second of two parts on what local school districts are doing to improve buildings and academics in preparation for the 2019-20 school year. Today: Eastern, Tipton, and Tri-Central school districts.

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Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts on what local school districts are doing to improve buildings and academics in preparation for the 2019-20 school year. Today: Kokomo, Maconaquah, Western and Northwestern school districts. Next Saturday: Peru, Tipton, Eastern and Tri-Central sch…

In response to a critical shortage of skilled employees in the home building industry in north central Indiana, Building Construction Technology programs are returning to the Kokomo Campus of Ivy Tech Community College.

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