It didnt take Diego Aguilera long to fill up his bag with fresh, juicy apples.
The 11-year-old Indian Village student rushed from tree to tree, looking for the apples hed selected as his top four.
Look at this one, look at this one, he shouted excitedly. Its huge!
Diego and about 40 of his classmates from Indian Village Elementarys functional skills classes visited Advanced Tree Technology in New Haven on Thursday.
Victoria Williams, a functional skills teacher, said the students spent time earlier in the week talking about the many types of apples and learning about them.
We even did a taste test so they would have an idea of which ones they liked the best, Williams said. Among the favorites were Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious and Jonathan apples.
As the class reached the section of trees growing large Jonathan apples, Diego quickly turned to his classmate with the same name and said we picked a John already!
After selecting four apples, the students returned to the entrance of the orchard and picked through gourds and pumpkins to find a keepsake.
On Friday, students returned to class to talk about their trip and enjoy a special snack made from orchard apples, Williams said.
We used to make applesauce, but some people thought that was too lumpy, she said with a laugh. So well have an apple butter snack instead.
The public is invited to attend the Educational Opportunity Centers Achievers Breakfast from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at The Summit, 1025 W. Rudisill. The cost to attend is $15. For more information, contact Willa Kline at 745-5421 or email@example.com.
Students are encouraged to walk or bike to school on Wednesday as part of the National Walk to School Day sponsored by the Indiana Safe Routes to School Partnership and Healthy by Design.
Fifteen students studying nursing at IPFW or the University of Saint Francis received the Virgil J. and Mildred C. Roy Memorial Scholarship: Eliane Crist, Alexandra Coker, Nicole Collins, Tori Cox, Brooke Conrad, Megan Daniels, Samantha DeWael, Emily Gebhard, Tatum Kelham, Kelli Kruckenberg, Amber Miller, Kelsey Schwehn, Olivia Spridegeon, Brittany Trahin and Werner Wolff. The award amounts range from $300 to $2,000 per student.
Ashton Bruce of Leo was recently awarded a $500 scholarship by the Royal Neighbors Foundation.
The Huntington County Community Foundation recently awarded nearly $1,800 in grants to Huntington County Community School Corporation teachers. The funds will benefit students at Lancaster and Roanoke elementary schools and Riverview Middle School.
Malik Davis of Fort Wayne was named a second place national winner in the Art Institutes 2013 Passion for Fashion Scholarship Competition. His entry included sketches for a black and white evening gown. He earned a $5,000 scholarship to study fashion at an Art Institutes school and will pursue his education at The Art Institute of Indianapolis.
The Closer Look lecture series at the University of Saint Francis will begin with Landscapes Within: An Evening with John Paul Caponigro at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the North Campus auditorium.
Students with an interest in art, dance, communication or music are invited to submit a portfolio for review or audition for scholarships during Talent Scholarship Day from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 19. For more information, contact the University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts at 399-7700, ext. 8801.
High school students and parents are invited to attend Fall Campus Visit Day on Oct. 19, beginning at 9 a.m. on the University of Saint Francis North Campus, 2702 Spring St. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org, go online to sf.edu/admissions or call 399-8000.
The 10th annual Christian college fair will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Emmanuel Community Church, 12222 U.S. 24 West. The event is sponsored by the North American Coalition for Christian Admission Professionals and Huntington University. For more information, visit myblueprintstory.com.
Huntington University is ranked third in the country for its degree in recreation and sports ministry, according to The Best Schools, a national education blog. The university was highlighted for its seven-month Practical Research and Immersion for Ministry Effectiveness program.