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Education

  • South Central holds awards night

    By Lynn Smith, South Central High School
    On Monday evening, May 8, the South Central High School 28th annual Academic and Athletic Awards Night was held.

  • VCA music students perform at Brookstone

    Several music students from Vandalia Christian Academy presented a music program at Brookstone Estates in Vandalia on the afternoon of May 21.
    The program began with the reading of Psalm 150 and each student introducing himself or herself.
    The first group sang “Let’s Go Fly a Kite,” with CD accompaniment; a Jewish song, “How Good and Joyous,” with autoharp and tambourine accompaniment; and “Be Well and Happy,” sung a capella.
    The students in that group are Kali Portz, Alton Emerick, Keagan Timmons and J.J. Johnson.

  • Scholarship awards at VCHS commencement exercises
  • College News

    SIUE
    The following area students were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville:
    • Brownstown – Addison Cage, Julie Schilling and Tucker Willms.
    • Farina – Christopher Roberts, Jordan Schaal, Serena Strullmyer and Monica Young.
    • Vandalia – Taryn Alstat, Elizabeth Carroll, David Harrison, Jami Lockart, Kristyn Nichols, Jessica Roman and David Zimmerman.
    • Kinmundy – Jamie Hanks.

  • Head Start taking applications

    The CEFS Head Start 0-5 Program is now taking enrollment applications for the fall.
    Head Start is a federally funded educational program available to pregnant women and children up to 5 years of age, including children with significant for multiple special needs.
    There are no entry fees for enrollment and no fees for services.

  • KC Vandalia KICK programs

    The Office of Continuing/Community Education at Kaskaskia College has announced the schedule for KICK classes to be held in June at the Vandalia Campus located at 2310 W. Fillmore Street in Vandalia.
    Babysitting – Kids ages 13 and up will learn basic CPR and first aid, practical skills from changing diapers to small meal preparation and fun games to keep those little ones entertained.
    At the end of this course, you will leave with your own babysitting kit and everything you need to be a great sitter.

  • New Phi Theta Kappa Members at KC
  • KC offering Jump Start Program

    Kaskaskia College is currently accepting applications for the Jump Start Program for high school students for the summer and fall 2017 semesters.
    The Jump Start Program allows high school students to receive a 50-percent reduction in tuition for up to three credit hours.
    This is an opportunity for high school students to get a “jump start” on their college education while still in high school and to benefit from cost savings.

  • Feed the Children Delivery
  • DAR honors local eighth-graders, seniors

    The Benjamin Mills Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution held its Youth and Good Citizens Award Program and reception on March 18 in the Family Life Center at First Christian Church in Greenville.