The Collins High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America held a food drive during January and raised more than 80 canned goods that will be donated to help support those community members in need this winter. Members are (from left) Billy Gene Tennill, Savanna Stroupe, Justynne Miller, Jasmine Valentine, Allie Stoltz, Noelle Thompson and Kayle Stroupe.
The East Middle School Student Council took a field trip to the state capitol and met state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) and state Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville). Council officers are Caleb Collins, president; Marcus Collins, vice president; Dakota Hardin, treasurer; Elizebeth Snyder, secretary; and Lily Husband, public relations coordinator.
The Collins High School Chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America competed in the Region 6 Star events competition. Members had to create a project that showcased the chapter and everything that the chapter has completed this year. Both junior and senior groups won first place and will advance to the state competition at the Galt House in Louisville on March 19-21. Receiving honors were (from left) Savannah Stroupe, Noelle Thompson, Kayle Stroupe, Justynne Miller and Billy Gene Tennill.
The 2014 Shelbyville Rotary Club Speech contest was held Saturday at the office of Mathis, Riggs and Prather in Shelbyville, and winners were (from left) J.P. Poole from Corpus Christi Academy, second place; N. River Fuchs from Shelby County High School, third place; and Bethany Griffin from Corpus Christi Academy, first place. Bethany will compete in the Rotary Club District 6710 Sectional Speech contest at noon March 25 at Centenary United Methodist Church.
Shelby County farmer Ronald Poole has directed $2,500 to the Shelby County High School FFA to increase student participation in the FFA chapter.
The donation, funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, will allow the students to take more field trips, participate in field day events at universities, and attend national and local FFA conventions.
The Shelby County girls’ basketball team put up a fight Friday night in the 30th District Tournament final.
The Rockets, however, couldn’t knock out – or knock off – state heavyweight Anderson County.
The Bearcats, the No. 3 team in the final Associated Press poll of the regular season and last year’s state runner-up, captured their sixth consecutive district title with a 57-35 triumph at Mike Casey Gymnasium.
It wasn’t as easy as it has been in the past, though.