Education

Iraqi students visit Ball State

By: Gail Werner— Snkar Mam’s dreams of coming to America led him to Ball State, where he’s now one of 24 Iraqis participating in a monthlong educational exchange hosted by the university’s Center for International Development (CID). “To me, America … it’s the entire world,” said Mam, 23, who is studying petroleum engineering in his hometown of Kirkuk. “The place everyone wants to come. The things we are learning here to help us serve as leaders back home are priceless.” Ball State…


Muncie Central Announces Fall Practices and Athletic Ticket Pricing

Athletic Physicals: July 29, 2015 from 12:00-3:00 in the nurse’s clinic at Central HS Concussion Impact Testing: July 29, 2015 (12:00-3:00) and August 3, 2015 (8:00am or 1:00 pm.) Physicals and Impact testing forms must be turned in the Athletic Office prior to 1st practice. 1st Official Practice Date and Times July 31st Girls Golf: 9:00-11:30am at Crestview Golf Course August 3rd: Boy’s Soccer: 8:00am – 10:00 am Practice Soccer Field Football: Varsity, Reserve and Freshman: 4:00pm -7:00pm – Stadium…


Kelly Scott is New Principal at Storer Elementary

The Muncie Community Schools Board of Trustees has appointed Kelly Scott as principal at Storer Elementary School. Mrs. Scott graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Education with a Kindergarten Endorsement from Anderson University. She received her Master of Arts in Education from Ball State University, followed by her administrative license in 2004. Mrs. Scott has nineteen years of experience in education and has been employed with the Muncie Community Schools for the last six years as a data coach at…


Yorktown Lions Club Scholarships Awarded

The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc., has announced that Ryan Morrow and Ryan D. Seymour are the 2015 recipients of the Yorktown Lions Club, Inc. Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to Yorktown High School graduates who maintain an 8.0/12.0 GPA and display good citizenship. Morrow plans to study mechanical engineering at Trine University. He is the son of Rodney and Andrea Morrow. Seymour plans to study aquatic biology and fisheries at Ball State University. He is the…


Regional Summit 2 to be Held July 28th

Regional Summit 2 will be held Tuesday, July 28, from 6-8 pm, at the Horizon Convention Center, 401 S. High St., Muncie, IN 47305. This meeting is the follow-up to the Regional Summit. You can help shape the vision of the ADVANCE Region. Hear an update on the progress of the Regional Development Plan and share your views on our community’s strategic direction. Don’t miss your chance to help move our community forward! The Regional Summit 2 is an event for anyone who cares about…


David Haynes Earns Grant for Summertime “Break My Bones” Film Shoot

By Lisa Renze-Rhodes— Muncie, IN—From August through May, David Haynes spends his days coaching Indiana Academy students in creative writing and literature classes, sharing tips on character development and discerning plot tropes or an author’s intent. At night, Haynes returns home to his four children and his wife, Megan, as the two team up to attack typical evening events in a home filled with young kids: dinnertime, baths, teeth-brushing, story time, hugs and kisses. And somewhere between listening to his…


Standout BSU Trumpet Alumnus Places Third in International Jazz Competition

By Lisa Renze-Rhodes Adam Marchand came to Ball State with modest musical beginnings but left four years later having earned international acclaim for his skills as a jazz trumpeter. After graduating from Ball State this spring, Marchand, who studied trumpet performance in the School of Music, snagged a third place finish in this year’s International Trumpet Guild Jazz Improvisation Competition, May 26-30 in Columbus, Ohio. The LaGrange native was one of three musicians from around the world selected for the…


Principal Chris Conley Gives Overview of the “University of Delta High School.”

The Muncie Journal recently met with Chris Conley, Principal of Delta High School to find out more about the “University of Delta High School” program. Muncie Journal: What is the University of Delta High School program and how did that get started? Chris Conley: Our early college program here at Delta High School is called the “University of Delta High School.” About three years ago we got involved with a group from the University of Indianapolis who sponsors early college. We’ve had…


Inaugural Morry Mannies Radio Scholarships Announced

Two local high school students are the inaugural recipients of the Morry Mannies Woof Boom Radio Scholarship. Each nominee was very deserving for their achievements athletically and in the classroom. It was a thrill to watch these student athletes compete with emotion, sportsmanship, and character all year long. This year’s winners are: Riley Miller (Yorktown High School) has been awarded this year’s Morry Mannies Woof Boom Radio Scholarship. Riley was a part of two extremely successful teams on the field/court. He set…


Creviston Scholarships Awarded to Cowan High School Students

The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc., has announced that Bryan P. Ellis, Kelsey Harrington and Gentry Logan Stayton are recipients of the Max V. and Nellie C. Creviston Scholarships. These four-year renewable scholarships are awarded to graduates of Cowan High School who wish to attend a post-high school institution. Preference is given to students entering the field of engineering. These scholarships honor Max V. Creviston and Nellie Cathrine Creviston. Eight of the Creviston’s nine children and many…