What makes Medaryville Nursery School such an asset to the community is their continued dedication and passion for providing a well-rounded, quality education to children in our area for over 30 years. Their mission is to provide an education that will “accelerate the educational, emotional, and social development of the pre-elementary children in the surrounding counties through educational games, songs, and social play.” Medaryville Nursery School goes above and beyond to ensure that they are fully caring and providing for the children and families that they serve.
“At Medaryville Nursery School we strive to provide a high quality education to the kids of Medaryville and in the surrounding areas. We recognize that in this area we are missing an element of quality education for our young people, so our goal is to fill that gap by providing a great education through our highly trained, licensed teachers. We want nothing but the best for our kids,” stated Medaryville Nursery School President Derrick Stalbaum.
However, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented many unforeseeable challenges for the school, including
What makes the Fendig Summer Theatre for Children so unique is that all aspects of the performance is run by the children themselves - even the backstage and technical aspects of the production. The general mission of the theatre is to challenge their children to learn and to get involved in all aspects of the production and to generally provide a meaningful and artistically challenging theatre experience for the community.
However, like many non-profit organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fendig Theatre for Children faced some unforeseen challenges. This year the theatre was supposed to put on their 45th annual two act musical theatre production for children grades 4-8, but the in-person performance was quickly cancelled due to the pandemic. Obviously this was very disappointing for many, and it left staff and directors wondering what their next step should be.
Ultimately, they decided that
Obviously Programming Director Steve Hinz and all of his teammates on the FIRST #7198 Fearsome Gears Robotics Team of Twin Lakes High School share a passion for robotics, but they also have something else in common - the desire to make the world a better place.
“I would say that our team is built on the love of robotics and engineering along with the overall idea that through that we can help make the world a better place,” said Hinz.
Since the pandemic started, the team has faithfully met via online meetings to keep in touch with one another. During one of these meetings, Hinz suggested that
Every year, the Junior Achievement of Pulaski County and the Junior Achievement of White County host their Annual Campaign with additional events in order to pay for their in-class programming for students that year. Last year the Junior Achievement of Pulaski County raised enough funds through their Annual Campaign to pay for $20,593 worth of programming in the area.
For the 2019 - 2020 school year the Junior Achievement of Pulaski County were on track to spend about the same amount of money on programming, $20,720, while White County estimated theirs to cost $18,875. The two significant fundraisers that have always helped offset these costs in the past were Pulaski County’s annual golf outing and White County’s annual Achieve-A-Bowl event, which would always bring in about $5,000 to $6,000.
However, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Junior Achievement Northern Indiana regional office along with
Jordan Day has been with the United Way since May 2020, and is currently working as a Social Media Consultant for WCUW.