Chaucie’s Place starts 2012 with $20,000 in grants – Fresh off a move to a new location, Chaucie’s Place announced last week it will be the recipient of two grants totaling $20,000. The grants were awarded by the Legacy Fund and the Crosser Family Foundation, and will be used to support and expand the child advocacy center’s abuse prevention and education programs. More information about the grants, and Chaucie’s Place, can be found online at www.chauciesplace.org.
Tri Kappa Epsilon silent purse auction to benefit Prevail – Prevail Inc., a victim awareness and support program serving Hamilton County, will benefit from the seventh annual Carmel Tri Kappa Epsilon silent purse auction – Cruisin’ for a Cause –next Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bridgewater Clubhouse, 3535 E.161st St., Carmel. Tickets are $15 and are available at the Prevail office located at 1100 S. Ninth St., Suite 100 in Noblesville. For more information, please contact 773-6942.
HSEHS’ Fuller wins German-American Day essay contest – Hamilton Southeastern High School student Chelsea Fuller won the annual German-American Day essay contest, sponsored by the Indiana German Heritage Society. This year’s essay theme was “German-American Sports Legends, Then and Now.” Fuller will be awarded $200 and recognized at the IGHS March dinner meeting at the Athenaeum in downtown Indianapolis.
FHS students earn Gold Keys for writing – Fishers High School students Chloe Sell and Nick Vare recently won Gold Key awards from the Central and Southern Indiana Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Sell won for a poetry entry, “I Want to Be a River.” Vare won two awards, one in the short-story category and the other for a personal essay/memoir.