IS IT TRUE MAY 22, 2017
IS IT TRUE Warrick County had eight (8) National Merit Finalists? …seven (7) students attended Castle High School and one (1) attends Newburgh Christian School? …we can’t understand why not one attending a public high school in Vanderburgh County wasn’t selected as a National Merit Finalists but Warrick County Castle High school had seven (7)? IS IT TRUE we would like to congratulate Joel Kelley-Mater Dei High School, Drew Ashely-Reitz Memorial High school, Neal Hayhurst-Reitz Memorial High School, Gerard Mijares-Reitz Memorial High School., Megan Hancock-Signature School, Taylor-Starks-Signature School, Grace Wolfinger-Signature, Sophie Fanok-Castle High School. Kelly Kolleck-Castle High School, Brooke Miles-Castle High School, Sunanda Prasad-Castle High School, Vaishnavi Ravipati-Castle High School, Samarth Sheth-Castle High School, Evan Thomas-Castle High School and Nathan Huffman from Newburgh Christian School for being selected as a 2017 National Merit Finalists?IS IT TRUE by the conclusion of the 2017 competition, about 7,500 Finalists will have been selected to receive National Merit Scholarships totaling over $32 million. Winners are the Finalist candidates judged to have the strongest combination of academic skills and achievements, extracurricular accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.FOOTNOTE: TODAYS “READERS POLL” question is: Are you disappointed that the Vanderburgh County public school system didn’t produce one (1) National Merit Finalists in 2017?FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail IS IT TRUE that a deferral of responsibility for maintenance loophole popped up this week that is likely to be exploited in the future?…several years ago the EVSC was “given” ownership of Bosse Field because the City of Evansville asserted that they could not pay to maintain the old classic ballpark?…if you fast forward to today, the EVSC is about to tax the residents of Vanderburgh County to pay for some maintenance of the baseball stadium that is mainly is by the money losing but always entertaining Evansville Otters?…there is something about this that seems SNEGAL even though it probably wasn’t from day one?…this loophole may be exploited in the future to lay off city responsibilities onto other taxing entities like school corporations?…we may see municipal water distribution, roads, bridges, arenas, and even sewer departments “given” to school systems so they can hide infrastructure repair taxes in school bond issues?…this is not an honest way of doing business?IS IT TRUE that the Vanderburgh County School system is now a proud owner of a $3 1/2 million golf course located in the northern part of the county and a semi-pro baseball stadium in dire need of millions dollars worth of repairs ? …it would have been a wise investment if members of the Vanderburgh County school board would had used the money spent to buy a golf course on academic endeavors?IS IT TRUE we are told that some parents who are sending their kids to Vanderburgh County public high schools are extremely concerned and disappointed that not one (1) student was selected as a 2017 National Merit Finalist? … they feel the administrators of Vanderburgh County school system should never allowed this to happen?IS IT TRUE speaking of EVSC, they have tried to re-brand their way out of poor academic performance by renaming failing schools as academies and other nonsensical concoctions of hollow words?…propaganda without substance is often where clueless people go to avoid the hard work of real improvement?IS IT TRUE parents sending their kids to private or charter schools in Vanderburgh County should be extremely pleased that seven (7) students attending their schools were selected as 2017 National Merit Finalist? …we congratulate the teachers and administrators of those private and charter schools for doing a great job in preparing their students for the 2017 National Merit Finalist tests?IS IT TRUE parents sending their kids to Castle High School should be extremely proud that seven (7) out of eight (8) Warrick County high school students were selected as 2017 National Merit Finalist? … the administrators and school board members of Warrick County school system should be extremely pleased with themselves for providing their students with an excellent classroom educational learning environment? …the administrators and teachers of the Newburgh Christian School should also be pleased that one on their students were also selected as a 2017 National Merit Finalist?IS IT TRUE each year there are around 7,500 National Merit Finalists named across the country and this year seven (7) of them are from Vanderburgh County and eight (8) are from Warrick County? …what is really interesting is what schools are producing these high achievers?…Mater Dei High School produced one (1) finalist, Memorial produced three (3) finalists, and the Charter Signature School produced three (3) National Merit Finalists?…no other high school in Vanderburgh County produced a single one?…the larger enrollment EVSC High Schools called North, Bosse, Central, Harrison, and Reitz produced exactly zero (0) National Merit Finalists between them?…the Evansville Day School that has in the past has been a big producer also had zero (0)?…in Vanderburgh County every student to be named a National Merit Finalists was either attending a private school or a charter school?