News from the Decatur County Community Foundation

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And the 2018 Lilly Finalists Are…

And the 2018 Lilly Finalists Are…

Congratulations to our five Lilly finalists: Abbigayle Eldridge from Oldenburg Academy, Annalise Gant from South Decatur, Molly Mangels from Greensburg, Bryce McCullough from Greensburg and Madison Owens from South Decatur. They recently completed the presentations...

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Decatur County Youth Running Club

Decatur County Youth Running Club

The Decatur County Youth Running Club hosted its 7th annual running clinic in the Summer of 2018. It was the largest DCYRC Running Clinic to date with 111 youth from around the county participating in a variety of running games, dynamic stretches, and warm-ups led by...

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Lilly Scholar 2017: A Note from Rylie Smith

Lilly Scholar 2017: A Note from Rylie Smith

In 22 days, 18 hours, 32 minutes, and 35 seconds, I will have officially finished my first year at Notre Dame (not that I’m counting).  It hardly seems real.  22 days, 18 hours, 31 minutes, and 28 seconds.  I’ve already got the prompts for my two final papers, and...

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"I am currently a first-year student at Butler University and part of the largest class in Butler's history. I am studying biology and biomedical engineering. So far, I've done a lot of cool things at Butler, and I love it there. One of the first things I did was volunteer at Butler's major volunteering event called Bulldogs Into the Streets (BITS). For BITS, I got to go the Midwest Food Bank in Indianapolis and help package food that will be sent to food pantries all over Indiana. I am also a member of the American Sign Language club at Butler. This club works to teach people sign language and about the deaf community. With the ASL club, I signed the National Anthem at a Butler men's basketball game which was super fun. Another club I am a part of is the Food Recovery Network. This club teams us with our dining hall to collect food that would otherwise be thrown away. We take this food and donate it to the Julian Center in Indianapolis, which is a shelter for people who are fleeing from domestic violence. Lastly, I am currently finishing up a semester-long project for my introductory engineering class. For this project we were assigned to work in groups and design a quadcopter, which is like a drone, using a design program on the computer called Creo. We then took our designs and printed them off using a 3D printer. We are currently working on the electrical components for the copter. Once everything is assembled, we will go to Hinkle Fieldhouse and fly them around." #ScholarUpdates #DCCFound

-Sally Wagner
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I am currently a first-year student at Butler University and part of the largest class in Butlers history. I am studying biology and biomedical engineering. So far, Ive done a lot of cool things at Butler, and I love it there. One of the first things I did was volunteer at Butlers major volunteering event called Bulldogs Into the Streets (BITS). For BITS, I got to go the Midwest Food Bank in Indianapolis and help package food that will be sent to food pantries all over Indiana. I am also a member of the American Sign Language club at Butler. This club works to teach people sign language and about the deaf community. With the ASL club, I signed the National Anthem at a Butler mens basketball game which was super fun. Another club I am a part of is the Food Recovery Network. This club teams us with our dining hall to collect food that would otherwise be thrown away. We take this food and donate it to the Julian Center in Indianapolis, which is a shelter for people who are fleeing from domestic violence. Lastly, I am currently finishing up a semester-long project for my introductory engineering class. For this project we were assigned to work in groups and design a quadcopter, which is like a drone, using a design program on the computer called Creo. We then took our designs and printed them off using a 3D printer. We are currently working on the electrical components for the copter. Once everything is assembled, we will go to Hinkle Fieldhouse and fly them around. #ScholarUpdates #DCCFound

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Awesome!

What a multitude of learning experiences during your freshman year!! Happy for you, Sally.

Generous support from the Community Foundation has been used to support our BackSacks: Weekend Food for Kids program, which provides bags of nutritious food to 120 students in Decatur County each week during the school year! The site coordinator at South Decatur Elementary reported: "We have many families in need at our school that cannot afford to feed their children and with this program for weekend food it has helped take some financial burden off their children getting nutritious foods while away from school. Students are better focused when they are not hungry." Thank you for granting our wish of fewer children going hungry over the weekend! #WishesGranted #DCCFound

-Savanah Strever, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana
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Generous support from the Community Foundation has been used to support our BackSacks: Weekend Food for Kids program, which provides bags of nutritious food to 120 students in Decatur County each week during the school year! The site coordinator at South Decatur Elementary reported: We have many families in need at our school that cannot afford to feed their children and with this program for weekend food it has helped take some financial burden off their children getting nutritious foods while away from school. Students are better focused when they are not hungry. Thank you for granting our wish of fewer children going hungry over the weekend! #WishesGranted #DCCFound

-Savanah Strever, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana

I have finally got settled in to Purdue University and currently working my way to earn a Bachelors Degree in Human Resources Development. College has been a fun experience so far, and I have learned something new every single day I have been at college. I really enjoy expanding my knowledge everyday because you can never know too much. Meeting new people from all over the world and also finding people that grew up close to my hometown is my favorite hobby. I am in a learning community at school, and once a week, we are granted the opportunity to do something special at Purdue that is exclusive to just our learning community. For example, we got to go onto the football field, basketball field, and inside of the press box at our football stadium. I have also joined a public communications group that gives the opportunity to gain experience with communicating and networking with companies, as well. Purdue has given me so many opportunities thus far, and I cannot wait to experience more great opportunities in the future. #ScholarUpdates #DCCFound

-Ellen Schwering
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I have finally got settled in to Purdue University and currently working my way to earn a Bachelors Degree in Human Resources Development. College has been a fun experience so far, and I have learned something new every single day I have been at college. I really enjoy expanding my knowledge everyday because you can never know too much. Meeting new people from all over the world and also finding people that grew up close to my hometown is my favorite hobby. I am in a learning community at school, and once a week, we are granted the opportunity to do something special at Purdue that is exclusive to just our learning community. For example, we got to go onto the football field, basketball field, and inside of the press box at our football stadium. I have also joined a public communications group that gives the opportunity to gain experience with communicating and networking with companies, as well. Purdue has given me so many opportunities thus far, and I cannot wait to experience more great opportunities in the future. #ScholarUpdates #DCCFound

-Ellen Schwering

 

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My Daughter's a Purdue grad... She loved the school and her profs. Good Luck and enjoy.

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