Rising Sun Foundation Provides Grants To Seniors

first_imgA total of 46 graduating seniors are receiving some financial help from the Rising Sun Regional Foundation. The foundation is providing $46,000 in grants to students who maintained good grades in high school and will attend college in the fall. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship from the group.Recipients of these scholarships are:Batesville Community School CorporationPayton Charlton, Amanda Garcia, Leo Giesey, Andrew Grossman, Whitney Lambert, Benjamin Meer, Deepan Saravanan, and Nicholas Vodzak.East Central Community School CorporationDustin Gindling, Katherine Hartman, Edward Oehlman, Devin Richter, Miranda Richter, and Kristen Weber.Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and HumanitiesMelissa Mulford.Jac-Cen-Del Community School CorporationAlexis Bushhorn, Jillian Gehl, Deanna Gunter, Emily Gunter, Lindsey Sutton, and Austin Wagner.Milan Community School CorporationSara Sellers.Oldenburg AcademyRachel Billingsley, Sarah Billingsley, and Hannah Teaney.Rising Sun-Ohio County School CorporationSidney Barkley, Sydney Elliott, Alexandria Koons, Sebastian Mathis, Taylor Mullen, Cody Weaver, and Cayla Yocum.South Dearborn Community School CorporationHannah Ascherman, Kayla Barrett, Jessica Benton, Megan Neuendorf, Lorieanne Rinehart, and Tara West.South Ripley School CorporationGarrett Adkinson, Kristen Bailey, John Boyken, Hayley Fossett, Ryan Lengerich, Kendall Miller, Trenton Moorhead, and Samantha Wilhoit.Eligible candidates must reside in Ripley County, Ohio County or the City of Aurora. Students who maintained a six-semester grade point average of 2.75 or higher, and who plan to attend a post-secondary educational institution, were eligible to apply for these scholarship awards.The number of scholarships awarded was based on the respective senior class populations in the seven public high schools located in the foundation’s grantmaking region and the total number of applications received from those eligible students attending private/parochial secondary schools.  Winners of these scholarships were drawn at random at each school from the pool of applications which were submitted to the Rising Sun Regional Foundation with official transcripts.The Rising Sun Regional Foundation is funded by the Rising Star Casino Resort, owned by Full House Resorts, Inc., which makes monthly contributions to the foundation based on a percentage of its Adjusted Gross Revenue.last_img read more

DaSilva’s composure, form impresses Harper

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Trinidadian Joshua DaSilva’s batting during the recent domestic first class championship has not gone unnoticed by West Indies convenor of selectors, Roger Harper.The 21-year-old emerged from the eight-round tournament with 507 runs at an average of 50 to top Trinidad and Tobago Red Force’s batting, to be the only player to exceed the 500-run mark.Harper said what had impressed him most was the right-hander’s comfort against both pace and spin, along with his poise in pressure situations.“He batted very well throughout the tournament. It was a little disappointing that he wasn’t able to just kick on and get at least another hundred,” Harper said.“But he got a hundred in the Super50 for the Emerging Players and he has shown he’s got the ability to perform consistently and what is the thing that struck me about the young man is his composure – he looked very organised and composed against all types of bowling.“The pacers and the spin bowling, even under pressure he seemed to handle them very well. He probably just needs to look at the way he plays the medium pacers but I’m very impressed with his performance.”DaSilva, who also kept wicket for Red Force, made his first class debut last season, featuring in eight matches but struggling with an average of 21 and just 348 runs.He redeemed himself during last year’s Super50 Cup, leading the batting for Emerging Players with an average of 44 as the development side produced a stunning upset to win the competition.His unbeaten hundred in the opening round of the first class championship set the tone for the season as he went on to add three half-centuries to his tally.However, Harper said he wanted to see the region’s batsmen compile big scores, not just fifties.“It is something we have to work on. Our players have to learn how to convert starts to half-centuries and half-centuries to centuries – and I think sometimes they get a little bit lost having completed a half-century,” the former Guyana and West Indies off-spinner said.“But these are things we have to work on. They are part of the mental skills we have to develop. They are areas we sometimes ignore – we just look at our ability to strike the ball and that sort of thing – but our mental skills is an important area which we need to work a little more.“I think if we do that, we will get more of the type of results we’re looking for, especially our batsmen, they’ll be able to convert and produce the bigger scores that we’re looking for.”last_img read more

Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 35-20 loss to N.C. State

first_imgSyracuse dropped its sixth game of the season to North Carolina State, 35-20. The Orange (4-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) likely needs to win its final two games — tilts with Florida State and Pittsburgh — to become bowl eligible.Here are three reactions from Syracuse’s loss to N.C. State.Pulled overZack Mahoney started in place of Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey, who was ruled out before the game. Mahoney, whose nickname is “The officer,” completed 13-of-24 passes for 190 yards, including an 81-yard touchdown to Amba Etta-Tawo. Overall, he struggled to get the Orange offense going.SU ran 52 plays for 218 total yards against the Wolfpack, both well under Syracuse’s season averages of 82.2 plays and 463.4 yards per game. The program kept who would start at quarterback under wraps until an hour before game time when Dungey was finally ruled out. He warmed up on the field in a baseball cap, shorts and long sleeve shirt, throwing the ball with teammates. Redshirt junior Austin Wilson also dressed and had replaced Dungey last week after the latter left the Orange’s game with Clemson.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor the second straight week, SU struggled offensively. Against the Tigers, SU was shut out, the first time a Dino Babers-led team had been shut out in his career.Third DownPrior to the third quarter, Syracuse had stopped North Carolina State 7-of-11 times on third down. For the rest of the game, the Wolfpack converted 5-of-6. Coming into the game, N.C. State ranked 51st in the country in third-down conversion rate at 41.1 percent. The Wolfpack converted 9-of-17 in total and burned Syracuse on four consecutive third downs in one drive.A Cole Murphy field goal had pushed Syracuse within one point, but N.C. State racked up 14 plays on its next drive. It milked 7:34 off the clock and ended with a 20-yard Matthew Dayes touchdown. None of the third downs the Wolfpack converted on the drive were shorter than four yards and the longest stretched 12 yards. The Orange never brought the score closer than 28-20 after that drive. The Wolfpack later lengthened its lead to 35-20 with a six-play, three-plus minute possession. N.C. State converted a long third down on that drive as well.Bye, Felicia/Bye, GeorgeAfter North Carolina State beat Syracuse last season, former SU offensive coordinator George McDonald tweeted “Bye, Felicia.” McDonald was demoted as SU’s offensive coordinator in former head coach Scott Shafer’s second season after Louisville trounced the Orange, 28-6. On a play from the 1-yard line, McDonald had quarterback Terrel Hunt pitch the ball to Adonis Ameen-Moore and the Cardinals stopped Syracuse for a safety.On Saturday, both teams tried multiple gadget plays. North Carolina State tried a double-throw play, but Syracuse sniffed it out. N.C. State sniffed out an attempted halfback pass. At times, it looked like SU was trying to out-George McDonald with its play calling. Syracuse’s offense struggled in tallying just 218 yards, most of which came on two big passing plays, including Etta-Tawo’s 81-yard touchdown pass.SU’s best, most-complete drive was its first. The Orange drove 61 yards in 7 minutes, 5 seconds, taking a 7-0 lead. Syracuse sustained just one more drive of seven or more plays the rest of the game.McDonald triumphed for the second time in two meetings with his former team. Comments Published on November 12, 2016 at 4:39 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Greece a reminder of GFC Rudd

first_imgProblems in Greece show the global financial crisis is not yet over, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says. Financial markets worldwide suffered heavy losses as fresh fears spread from Europe and Wall Street to Asia on Wednesday that a massive Greek bailout will not be enough to stop its debt crisis from hitting Spain and Portugal. Developments in Greece were “disturbing” Mr Rudd told reporters in Whittlesea, north of Melbourne, where he was launching a national male health policy. It was a “sober reminder “that the financial crisis in Greece had the capacity to affect wider Europe and that the health of the European financial system could affect what was going on across the world”. “We have done well in Australia to navigate this economy through the global financial crisis,” Mr Rudd said. “But looking globally, the global financial crisis ain’t over yet and we are not out the woods yet either.” Greece was a remainder of that, he said. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more