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L to R: “Morado” by Casey Myers and "Powerless", self portrait by Casey Myers.

Muncie Central’s Casey Myers Wins Silver Key Award for Artwork

By: Holly Ford— Muncie, IN —Muncie Central junior Casey Myers earned a Silver Key in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. According to the organization’s website, “the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has grown to be the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious…

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Front row: Max Ballard, Christian Bridges, Harley Beatty, Julia Ballard, and Clayton Nannie. Back row: Thomas Reagan, Matt Thomma, Matt Beatty, and Braedyn Stovall. Photo provided.

Muncie Central CyberPatriot Teams Win 1st Place Awards in State Competition

By: Holly Ford— Muncie, IN—Two teams of students from Muncie Central High School recently concluded an exceptional round of competition in the ninth season of CyberPatriot—the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. Established by the Air Force Association, the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program was created to excite, educate, and…


Geoffrey S. Mearns to become Ball State University's institution’s 17th president. Photo: courtesy of Ball State University

New Ball State President to Begin May 15th

By: BSU News— MUNCIE, Ind. — The Ball State University Board of Trustees today announced that Geoffrey S. Mearns will begin serving as president on Monday, May 15. “This is an exciting time at Ball State University, and we are eager to have Geoff join us,” said Board Chair Rick…


From left to right: Michael Aikin, Javier Onate, and Kelby Stallings. Not pictured: Delyn Harty-Isom. Photo provided.

Four Muncie Central Students Named Inaugural “Rising Stars of Indiana”

By: Holly Ford— Muncie, IN —Four Muncie Central students were recognized in the inaugural Rising Stars of Indiana program, sponsored by the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP). A total of 971 high school juniors from 256 schools were named “Rising Stars.” Each Indiana high school was invited to recognize…


Photo by: Stephanie Wiechmann, IPR News

Ball State University Retains Broadcast Rights for WIPB

By: BSU News— MUNCIE, Ind. — Ball State University will retain operation of its public broadcasting station, WIPB, university officials announced today. Since fall of 2015, the university had been a participant in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) voluntary spectrum auction, which was conducted nationally in an effort to acquire…


Richard Morris at Wapahani High School. Photo provided.

Liberty-Perry Alumni Association to Hold Alumni Walkway Fundraiser

By: Richard Morris— Selma, IN—The Liberty-Perry Alumni Association (LPAA) is a 501©(3) non-profit organization that serves Wapahani, Center and Selma high schools and alumni. Established in 2008, the LPAA gives out two annual scholarships to graduating Wapahani seniors.  In addition, the LPAA sponsors the annual Wapahani All Classes Reunion held…


Aerial image of Muncie Central High School. Photo by: Michael Wolfe

MCS Receives $50,000 Grant from Lilly Endowment Comprehensive Counseling Initiative

By: Holly Ford— Muncie IN—Muncie Community Schools has received a planning grant of $50,000 under Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K-12 Students. The aim of the Counseling Initiative is to increase significantly the number of K-12 students in Indiana public school corporations and charter schools who are…