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Scholarships available to Churubusco High School seniors

Most of these scholarships are NOT based on grades so if you qualify, it is to the student’s benefit to apply. Most will be due by Friday, May 2 so pick them up as soon as possible.
Fort Financial Credit Union Scholarship: Upper 25 percent of class, student and parent/guardian must be in good member standing with Fort Financial Credit Union, applications in guidance office. Deadline – June 30.
Dave Salomon Scholarship: – $300 Eligibility – Any student pursuing a vocational trade who has maintained average grades.
CHS Alumni Scholarship: – $200  Eligibility  – At least one parent must be a CHS graduate.
SADD Scholarship: Eligibility – Student must be an active member of SADD.  Short written essay.
National Honor Society Scholarship: Eligibility – Student planning on continuing their education after high school. Must be a member of NHS.
School Board Scholarship: – $500  Eligibility – Any student pursuing a teaching career.
Leslie Green Memorial Scholarship: Eligibility – Any student who has shown student leadership and who has a positive influence on others. May attend either a two or four-year college.
The Churubusco Chamber of Commerce Scholarship: $500 Eligibility – Any senior, in good standing, that will complete the graduation requirements, has taken two or more classes in the area of business and/or experiences with the school to work program, and will be attending an institution of higher learning that offers business or business related classes.
The Sonny McClure Memorial Scholarship: Eligibility – Any senior that plans to attend either a two or four year college with a “B” average may apply.
Paul Schmidt Busco Football Scholarship:  Eligibility – Any senior member of the football team.  Should have been a leader on and off the field but most importantly, a student that will work hard towards his goals.
Tom Fletcher Memorial Turtle  Days 2010 Scholarship: – Students that have volunteered their time to service activities and have been involved with community or projects that have helped others, applications may be mailed or given to the guidance office, deadline has been extended to Friday, May 7.
Seimer Scholarship: $200 – Eligibility – This is for anyone going into any area of business. This can be, but does not have to be, a four-year college program; examples, accounting, computers, secretarial, business management, etc.
Lions Club Vocational – $300 – Eligibility – Any student attending a trade, business, or vocational school. Need is an important factor.
Lions Club Academic Scholarship: $300 – Eligibility – Any student attending a four-year college.
Churubusco Building Trades Vocational Scholarship: Up to $1500-  Eligibility – Any senior attending a vocational/technical school. Need and effort are important factors.
Clifford F. Deel Memorial Scholarship – $500 – Eligibility – Any senior continuing their education at either a vocational, technical, or four-year school. Grades are not the deciding factor.

Most of these scholarships are NOT based on grades so if you qualify, it is to the student’s benefit to apply. Most will be due by Friday, May 2 so pick them up as soon as possible.

LaOtto Volunteer Fire Department to hold garage and craft sale fundraiser

Are you a crafter, an independent salesperson, or just looking for somewhere to have a garage sale?
The LaOtto Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, June 26 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the new station (formerly the elementary school).  For a $20 donation you get a 10 x 20 foot space to sell items for the entire day!
All publicity and advertising will be handled for you by the LaOtto Volunteer Fire Department. More details available upon request, but spaces will fill up fast! Please contact Amanda Lutter, LVFD Auxiliary President, at  HYPERLINK “mailto:lvfdaux@embarqmail.com” lvfdaux@embarqmail.com
Vendors are responsible for their own table set up, tear down, and transactions. Items being sold are subject to LVFD approval.

Are you a crafter, an independent salesperson, or just looking for somewhere to have a garage sale? The LaOtto Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, June 26 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the new station (formerly the elementary school).  For a $20 donation you get a 10 x 20 foot space to sell items for the entire day!

Monkey

Monkey visits Churubusco Child Care

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Children at the Churubusco Child Care Center recently got a visit from a furry friend to kick off the week of Spring Break. On Monday, April 5, Jessi, a Capuchin monkey, visited the kids with his owner to teach them about disabilities and service animals.
Grandsons of the owners of Jessi the monkey, Collin and Carson, attend the childcare center. Jessi’s owner had a stroke three years ago, so Jessi helps him complete everyday tasks around the house using his tail as a hand. Jessi’s favorite foods include tomatoes, spinach, Froot Loops, jelly beans and suckers – but this monkey does not like bananas! The School Age kids had a fun-filled week with activities – ranging from crafts, cookies, Chuck E Cheese and a tour of McDonald’s.

Children at the Churubusco Child Care Center recently got a visit from a furry friend to kick off the week of Spring Break. On Monday, April 5, Jessi, a Capuchin monkey, visited the kids with his owner to teach them about disabilities and service animals.

Churubusco Police report for March 1-9

Monday, March 1: 1000 Written warning for speeding and following too close. CAD #142103; 1406 U2, School check.
Tuesday, March 2: 0737 U2 Training defensive tactics; 10200 U2 10-8 Training; 1032 U2 VIN He did not have any money. 1154 U2 Sig. 23 Blue Van northbound on 205. Stopped vehicle at car wash. She stated something blew out in front of her and she tried to miss it. CAD 142108; 1213 U2 School check; 1455 92-7 School detail; 1741 92-7 WC Report of theft of a laptop at N. Main Street. Cad# 142110. Case report will follow after CP gathers additional information 10-43.
Wednesday, March 3: 0820 U2 School traffic; 0950 Check school; 1457 92-7 School detail; 1649 92-7 WC Report of signal 23 vehicle northbound from US 33 and Carroll Road. 1650 92-7 10-43 Manager advised that they have been having problems with suspect. He advised they kicked him out Monday night and he told the bartender he was coming back with a gun. They think he may try to come in tonight. I advised CP to have the bartender call 911 immediately if he comes in or even near the Lucky Lady; 1659 92-7 10-8, 10-24 UTL re sig. 23.
Thursday, March 4: 1030 U1 School check; 1610 U3 C/P in to renew gun permit. It must be done by the 29th if he wants the lifetime permit. I copied his DL and his contact info is on the clip; 1730 U3 W/C Vin Check at Greenwood Drive $5 #716953.
Saturday, March 6: 1700 WC U2 Child at laundromat. Has been there for one half hour. He lives on Coal Street. I told him to go home; 2225 92-7 IGA Detail.
Saturday, March 6: 0630 U3 W/C Possible 10-55 Northbound from Egolf’s area. Sig 27 Near Blue Ridge, not 10-55, tested .00 on PBT, just very tired; 1405 NC ATL on red Pontiac FTP. Albion stopped and told her to go back and take care of it; 1452 WC U2 Reckless driver northbound on 205 from 450E motorcycle; 1506 U2 Stopped Lepper verbal warning for speeding; 1524 WC U2 Dog complaint on Rapp Drive. Dog owner is West Street. Gave verbal warning to dog barking.
Monday, March 8: 0600 U2 Fuel; 0735 U2 School traffic; 0955 U2 School check; 1800 CP U11 C. Bay on station for handgun renewal. On clip; 1930 WC U11 Sig. 8 Home Avenue in reference to unknown person at Home Avenue. 1932 U11 10-23. The home owner is supposed to be out of town so neighbor called when she heard someone in the apartment. Turned out to be the homeowner; 2030 WC U11 Check on two vehicles on the Dollar General lot. The workers would like to close up and want the vehicles to leave; 2035 U11 Spoke with both drivers and they cleared off; 2100 U11 W. Whitley, on station to report a dog bite. Her daughter, age six had entered the neighbor’s house on West Whitley, uninvited. The neighbor’s dog was in the house and when child reached out to touch it, the dog bit her on the right arm, causing bruising and a very small puncture. Two pictures, animal bite report taken CAD/#142129.
Tuesday, March 9: 0020 WC N. Main Street, Two subjects just took items from a vehicle and fled on foot towards Line Street; 0021 U4 10-23 Searched area and found nothing; 0620 WC U11 Theft from two vehicles behind W. Tulley, blue 2003 Honda Civic, stolen: Jensen DVD/CD stereo, silver Nikon Coolpix S202 serial #30101045, red/black roller blades, silver Mitsubishi Eclipse, Stolen; JVC stereo face, new black D.C. shoes, book and visor of 80-100 cd’s, Black/red/white book bag with books. No damage to vehicles. No prints or marks in frost. CAD #142131; 1430 Lock out at school; 1540 U1 CP At North Line Street, advised he found a black coat, black/white tennis shoes and a flashlight lying in his backyard. And the neighbors found a black/white pair of tennies sitting beside a tree. No one knows where they came from; 1600 U1 Lock out at school; 1730 U1 Lock out on 825 E.

Monday, March 1: 1000 Written warning for speeding and following too close. CAD #142103; 1406 U2, School check.

Flag Parade

Homecoming

CLICK HERE FOR LARGER IMAGE The American Legion Post 157 in Churubusco hosted a welcome home flag parade for U.S….

Destination Imagination

Destination Imagination asked to attend Globals)

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(The DI-BOT Secondary Level High School Team: (Left to right) Jenna Shambaugh, Avery Dirr, Robby Pope, Rachel Jones, Ally Shambaugh. Coaches are Rob Pope and Julie Mast.)

On Saturday, April 17, two Churubusco DI teams traveled to Noblesville High School  to compete in the State Finals for the DI program for 2010. The Busco teams were given the right to participate in the state finals where 92 teams participated from the original 180 teams that competed at regionals back in March. Only the top two teams from each challenge are able to go to DI Global Finals as a result of their scores and performances at the State Final competition. For the first time ever, in Busco DI history, both teams participating were honored with first place status!!! Both teams are asked to attend the DI Global Competition to be held in Knoxville, Tennessee, May 26, 27, and 28, pending school board approval. This will make the sixth year Busco DI teams have been asked to participate at Globals. We are so proud of the DI teams and all their teamwork, creativity, hard work and worry to get to this level of performance.
Both DI teams participated in the Challenge B “DI-BOT” problem that involved robots and robotic technology. Team members had to research how robotic technology has improved our lives.The team skit had to include robot technology facts and the changes robots create for humans. It had to involve an original story which showed a change in at least one character’s life due to the robotic technology developed. They had to design, create, and integrate a device called a DI-BOT, which completed a motion or task, in the skit. They had to create at least one prop, or part of a prop, that became the DI-BOT. They had to also provide an effective transitional link from one scene to another while including two side trips. All this had to happen in eight minutes and couldn’t cost the team more than $150.
The high school team consisting of five team members, Robby Pope, Ally and Jenna Shambaugh, Rachel Jones, and Avery Dirr, and coached by Julie Mast and Rob Pope, attended the State competition on Saturday. Although the explanation of the skit ahead sounds similar to the regional description, DI team members worked very hard to “tweak” costumes, edit difficult parts of the script, paint new backdrops, and give the overall performance an “upgrade” for the state competition. They created a skit involving Dorothy Ignaceous Rocks (DI Rocks for short), gangster munchkins, the Tin Man and Scarecrow, a Toto Robot, and a side trip to Jamaica. Their spoof of the “Wizard of Oz” story starts with Dorothy having her life changed by robotic technology after arriving at the “Ruby Ghetto” when her hot air balloon she was traveling in after leaving the “Emerald City” got in a storm and crashed. In the Ruby Ghetto, the munchkins were gangsters, and stole a piece off the robot “Toto”, and the Tin Man helped her retrieve a similar part so they could go home to Kansas. Toto became her GPS and took her to Jamaica rather than Kansas because he wanted a vacation. Toto, not your average dog, could actually talk, give directions, light up, and bark. Hence, Toto was the robot part of the skit! Excellent scenery pieces for backgrounds, a clever script with rhyming as a specialty side trip, sassy costumes, and platinum sneakers helped entertain the audience and wow the judges! This team received first place at the regional and state competitions for their level.
They also received a special Renaissance Award. Judges gave this award to the team to compliment them on their skill rather than creativity. Judges were impressed with the refreshing modern twist the team gave to the classic “Wizard of Oz” story, as well as their rhyming witty script, awesome costumes, and last but not least, the robotic design of Toto, an “engineering masterpiece” (in their words!).
The middle school team consisting of Brittney Shambaugh, Madison Bieber, Valerie Pope, Peyton Brandt, Kennedy Sade, Cheyenne Conner, and Kaleb Walker, coached by Dena Pope and Annette Bieber, also attended the State competition. The team received a second place ranking at the Regional Competition, but moved up to a first place rank at the State Competition last Saturday. The team created a skit in which team members became spies to catch an evil grandmother and her granddaughter, who is trying to rid the world of peanut butter and Duct tape. The spies become trapped in a web and their DI-BOT saves them by bringing them scissors to escape from the webbing and chases down the villians. All is well in the end, when the spies capture the villains and are promoted to full time spies. This team was very clever and earned points based on their advanced teamwork and creative song writing and puns used in the script. The team designed and created their robot from a mailbox, motors, switches, and servos, which all makes sense to them! They did an awesome job and wowed the audience with their performance!
Both teams gave high energy performances that received very high scores and entertained their audiences.
Now the teams approach the daunting task of fundraising to help offset the cost of attending Globals which takes place May 26, 27, and 28th – Time is Short!!! Cost for Globals for meals, housing, and tickets to the ceremonies at University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN, are $610 per person. Campus buses transport you around the UT campus once you arrive, but getting there and home is our biggest challenge! Transportation from Busco to Tennessee usually costs around $4000. We try to share the cost with another school corporation also attending the same competition. Fundraising will involve Port-a-Pit Chicken sales, seat cushion sales, car wash, garage sale, and anything else we can come up with here in the next month! Donations should be made out to Busco DI Moms if you would like to donate to the transportation fund for DI teams. Drop them off at the Churubusco Elementary School care of Dena Pope or Julie Mast. THANK YOU for your continued support of the Busco DI teams!

On Saturday, April 17, two Churubusco DI teams traveled to Noblesville High School to compete in the State Finals for the DI program for 2010.

Guys and Dolls cast

“Guys and Dolls” this weekend at Churubusco High School

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The Churubusco High School Fine Arts Department will present the musical “Guys and Dolls” this Friday and Saturday, April 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jason Smith Auditorium.
This family-appropriate musical comedy features the talents of Zane Sade as the incomparable gambler, Sky Masterson. Cassandra Petrie portrays the missionary who unintentionally falls in love with Sky. Comedic duo, Alex McDowell and Taylor Sordelet team up as the memorable couple—Nathan Detroit and Miss Adelaide.  Under the direction of CHS Alumnus Amy Jagger, this promises to bring back memories from 1988, the last time CHS performed “Guys and Dolls.” Fine Arts Alumni are encouraged to attend—especially those from the 1988 production, who will be acknowledged prior to each performance.
Churubusco High School started doing shows in 1975. This is only the second time a musical has been repeated. “Oklahoma!” was presented in 1975 and again in 2000, while “Guys and Dolls” was performed in 1988 and again this year. Middle School students presented a “junior” version of the musical in 2001 under the direction of Gordon Miller.
Harold Norman, the patriarch of Churubusco Fine Arts, will take the stage for his first cameo role ever and five other adults with Fine Arts ties will make surprise cameo appearances.  Will you be able to spot the past musical directors who have cameo roles? In a “dream scene,” lead females Sarah and Adelaide dream what their children will be like.  The children playing the parts are children of the 1988 Sarah and Adelaide.
Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra portrayed Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit in the movie version in 1955. Nathan Lane rose to fame in the early 1990’s when he played the part of Nathan Detroit in the Broadway revival along with Faith Prince as Adelaide.
Tickets are $8 and are available from any cast member or can be purchased at the door.  You may also contact Harold Norman at 691-2965 or Amy Jagger in the Columbia City area at 691-1344.

The Churubusco High School Fine Arts Department will present the musical “Guys and Dolls” this Friday and Saturday, April 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jason Smith Auditorium.