This past Sunday, September 23, 2012, Stephanie Moran, a senior at Plymouth High School, competed in the "Great Bowls of Salsa Competition" in Walkerton at the Falloween Fest. She received 1st Place: Chef's Choice!
Her winnings include a $3,000 scholarship to the Chef's Academy in Indianapolis, $75 in cash, 3 pounds of bratwursts from Lowry's in Michigan, and a foursome golf outing at Swan Lake Golf Academy worth almost $300.
Stephanie will also get the chance to appear on a local cooking show with Chef Randy Z from Bremen.
Congrats Stephanie! Buen Provecho!
On Friday, September 21, 2012, Morgan Uceny surprised the Lincoln and Riverside Cross Country Team. As the team got off the bus in Centennial Park for practice, Morgan was sitting at a picnic table waiting for the team. She sat with the team and answered questions.
Here are some of the questions. "Did you ever feel sick to your stomach before a race?" "How were you able to keep running when practices got tough?" "What do you think about runners who are disqualified for doing drugs?" "What are your practices like?" "What is it like to stand at the starting line with a lot of cameras in your face?" "What is the longest distance you have ran?"
Many of the runners ran the next day at the Culver Academies with Morgan's autograph on their running shoes. Before leaving, Morgan posed for a group photo with the team.
This morning, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released the 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Among those schools was Webster Elementary in Plymouth, Indiana. Webster has a long history of student achievement awards including being named a Four-Star School twice and a Title I Student Achievement Award. Principal Carrie McGuire and a teacher representative will travel to Washington DC to receive their award later this year. There were only 8 schools in Indiana nominated for this award.