Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

Local News

January 17, 2013

Dialing up money for college

TW ‘Dollars for Scholars’ campaign returns

PITTSBORO — Cold calling local residents might seem like an intimidating endeavor, but as Tri-West High School students enter the third year of their fundraising phone-a-thon, it’s becoming routine.

The program continues to grow and now allows $1,000 scholarships for 31 students. This year, students from ninth to 12th grades will be calling area residents from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 and from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 24.

“The first year we did it, we thought we’d shoot for three scholarships,” said Kathy Waite of Tri-West Dollars for Scholars, “and it’s been amazing. The community has responded so well.”

Last year, 18 students were awarded scholarships. Waite says the process of choosing scholarship winners is completely anonymous.

“We have five judges and they are anonymous,” she said. “They are all folks who have strong ties to the community and come from every corner of the community, successful in their chosen fields. They read all of the essays and scholarships are awarded solely on the essay ranking.”

She said that the names of the students are taken off of the essays and they are simply given numbers, giving anonymity on both ends.

This year, the essay focus is to persuade a hypothetical student who can choose any high school in the state to make their choice Tri-West. Waite said the essays typically focus on something relating back to their experiences at the school. She also said that the strength of the program is in the community.

“That’s the secret to our success,” she said. “The community really enjoys sponsoring our kids. They really enjoy supporting our kids. The kids do all the work. They’re the ones calling people in their homes and it’s tough to say no to a kid who’s asking you to help them (with their education).”

Text Only
Local News
  • Home security scammer target of state AG lawsuit |Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has filed a lawsuit against Jerome Edmond and USA Promotions for making illegal pre-recorded calls and for impersonating an ADT home security systems representative. This marketing followed several high profile

    July 29, 2014

  • National Night Out returns to county The 31st annual National Night Out event is Aug. 5 at various locations around Hendricks County. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for crime prevention, and strengthen neighborhood spirit

    July 29, 2014

  • HCF 7-30 news trading post pix 6 New swap meet/farmers' market gets traction in North Salem NORTH SALEM — The BFE Trading Post just happens to be in Putnam County but the mailbox is in Hendricks County and it has a North Salem address. It's also just around the corner from McCloud Nature Park and is home to the bi-monthly BFE Farms Swap Mee

    July 29, 2014 6 Photos

  • WSF 7-29 news plane pull pic 1 [Duplicate] Plane Pull Challenge to be held Sept. 6 The 13th annual FedEx Plane Pull Challenge for Special Olympics Indiana will be Sept. 6 at the Indianapolis International Airport, 2475 Hoffman Road. The Plane Pull Challenge is the largest single day fundraiser for Special Olympics Indiana. Teams of

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rising up to meet Putin's thuggery

    Any illusions I had about the progressive nature of the Vladimir Putin’s Russian regime quickly dissipated when I returned to my Moscow Grand Marriott room in August 2007. Upon opening the door, I was greeted with the spectacle of my papers and note

    July 29, 2014

  • Union drama at the Metropolitan Opera

    The fat lady will sing — but only in strict keeping with the work rules set out by the American Guild of Musical Artists. The Metropolitan Opera has a labor problem. Personnel expenses account for $200 million of the financially struggling Met's $32

    July 29, 2014

  • Expectations too high for a rehabbing Woods Even when Tiger Woods finished just a few strokes from last place at the British Open, he was one of the featured topics in stories coming out of Royal Liverpool Golf Club.Stories about Woods followed two themes: He is finished, and his once-sterling

    July 29, 2014

  • WSF 7-29 news hauler 4 Hauler Parade kicks off Brickyard activities SPEEDWAY — The Hauler Parade is quickly becoming a tradition for NASCAR fans who visit Indy for the Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard. The event is in its third year and welcomed numerous people, young and old alike.The parade of more than 40 NAS

    July 29, 2014 8 Photos

  • WSF 7-29 spt nhra pic-1 -- Countdown continues -- On Sept. 6, 1982 at Indianapolis, Shirley Muldowney captured the greatest victory of her outstanding Top Fuel career.Already a two-time Top Fuel world champion and winner of 15 national events, Muldowney’s history-making victory at the Chevrolet Perf

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • IMPD arrests knife wielding serial robber At about 8 p.m. July 23, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were flagged down in the 3800 block of N. Keystone Avenue by a witness who said the Dollar General store was being robbed.Officers got out of their cars and approached the

    July 29, 2014

House Ads
Hendricks County Marquee
Email News Sign Up
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Poll

Should the government continue to use military bases to house illegal immigrant children?

Yes
No
Undecided
     View Results
AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Must Read