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TOPIC: Good effort and good deeds
OUR VIEW: Many rewarded for hard work
When Central Hardin High School ventured to Indianapolis last week to compete in the nationally renowned Bands of America competition, the marching Bruins left with high hopes.
The band also left Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, as one of the premier bands in the competition. Bands competed from as far away as Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas, and Central Hardin managed to advance into the semifinals of the competition.
Of the 92 bands competing, only the top 30 moved ahead. Central Hardin was one of the bands, finishing 26th in the national event.
For the band members, director and support system programs have, this is reward for a season that begins under a scorching sun on a sizzling blacktop in July.
For Central Hardin, it ended on a field where professional greats play.
HOMEMAKERS' LARGESSE. The Hardin County Extension Homemakers held a holiday bazaar and bake sale last Saturday in Elizabethtown.
While anyone who visited may have left with a holiday decoration or gift for a friend or relative, those who gained the most were Hardin County high school seniors.
Last year the homemakers were able to distribute five $500 scholarships to high school seniors as they furthered their education.
It takes plenty of work to showcase an event like this one. And it is a worthwhile effort when youngsters are assisted along their educational journey.
HELP FOR ECTC STUDENTS. When the auto-diesel program at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College received $2,500 for being named the top program in the southeast region in Tomorrow Technician’s School of the Year competition, the money could be applied in various ways.
So how does helping offset the cost of school for students sound?
That’s what was decided, said Jerry Clemons, an associate professor in the program. An auto-diesel scholarship is now in place.
The fund will be started with the money from the award and will continue through donations to the university.
Each year, one student will receive $500 to help with college costs. Requirements for consideration includes completion of 15 credit hours, a 3.25 grade point average, earning industry certificates and completion of Automotive Service Excellence examinations.
This editorial represents a consensus of The News-Enterprise editorial board.