SRHS to host regional event

Wanda English Burnett
Staff Writer

South Ripley Superintendent Dr. John Mehrle is pleased to announce that South Ripley High School will be the site of the Southeastern EcO15 Talent Showcase this Thursday, October 27 from 4-7 p.m. This event will highlight projects that drive our local economies, according to the superintendent.

“It is an honor for South Ripley to be selected to host this regional event,” Dr. Mehrle told the Osgood Journal. He said the school was selected to host the Showcase due to its central location, new facilities, and because of the project based initiatives that have been implemented in recent years. “South Ripley has made a concerted effort to integrate its fifth through eighth grade curriculum with technology and project based learning,” Dr. Mehrle noted.

The Showcase includes Bud Walther, EcO15 chairperson; Vince Bertram, Project Lead the Way CEO; Kris Kindelsperger of Johnson, Grossnickel & Associates executive consultant; Laura Littlepage, I.U. Public Policy Institute Clinical Lecturer; and John Burnett EcO15 Regional Council member as speakers for the evening.

Governor Mitch Daniels and Secretary of Education Dr. Tony Bennett have been invited to the Showcase with schools from a ten county region participating. The public is encouraged to attend to find out what those coordinating the event are so excited about.
This event will highlight the talent of Southeast Indiana’s future work force. Those attending will benefit from a unique combination of presentations and student demonstrations. They will hear from the above speakers, see faculty, students and the region’s hospital representatives conduct live demonstrations using high-fidelity simulation mannequins via ambulance and much more.

Refreshments are compliments of the Hospitality/Tourism students who have completed the Skills, Tasks and Results Training (START) course.

Don’t miss this event at the South Ripley High School on 1589 South Benham Road, Versailles on Thursday, October 27 from 4-7 p.m.

EcO15 is a regional initiative funded by the Lilly Endowment to develop skilled workforce schools throughout the greater southeastern region.