A team of four Rensselaer Central High School students won the title of top soil judgers in the state on Saturday.
They include (l-r): Riley Henderson, Russell Grimes, Hilaria Serrano, Brody MaCurdy, Isabella Serrano, Jason Wright, Christian Bagwell, Thomas Piotrowski, Keegan Maxwell, Christian White, Julian Perry, Macy Wright, and Emma Seibert.
Indian Trails Career Cooperative has received the Career and Technical Education Rural Grant from the Indiana Department of Education for the third year in a row.
South Newton sophomores Trey Sanders and Lucas Denton became state champions in the Microsoft IT Academy for the second year in a row earlier this fall. Freshman Mignely Nunez joined that group just recently by becoming the state champion in Power Point 2010 in the spring competition.
The Rensselaer Central High School Livestock Judging team recently made some decisive victories at the state level on Saturday.
Kentland Rotary learns about agBOT Challenge.
When most community members think of students, they think of them as band members, athletes, scholars, performers and various other traditional labels that have been associated with school-age kids throughout decades. However, through the building trades class at Twin Lakes High School, students from across White, Carroll and even Pulaski counties are quickly earning a new title: home builders.
Out of the 15 teams that signed up for the agBOT Challenge 2016, only five were able to make presentations May 7 and of those presentations only two teams actually developed an agBOT that was capable of planting seed.
Several community leaders were invited to the North Newton FACS/FCCLA Advisory Board dinner March 29. The club’s members gave a presentation of their projects and events from throughout the year and asked the community members to help promote their program. This year 12 FCCLA members have qualified for the national competition and plans are underway for several fundraisers.
Students at North and South Newton high schools are using drones and tractors to learn precision farming. Both schools received drones to take photos and videos of fields.
Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann was on hand Tuesday morning to see the drones in action. She said she’s proud of South Newton and North Newton high schools for investing in the future of agriculture.