David Kierzek Theresa C Davis Edward F Storer Ralph Rader DP&L to stick with planned closings Preventing tax season identity theft 4-H awards 11 local scholarships Peebles Elementary holds Spirit Week Humane Society to hold Radio Auction Local business partners find historical treasure in old bank building DP&L employees meet with union leadership GE-Peebles Test Operation joins the campaign about Distracted Driving North Adams Elementary recognizes February Students of the Month Senior Profile: Sydney Michael Stars will shine for the 34th annual C-103 All-Star Game NAHS Track/XC host Shamrock Shuffle 5K Associated Press names All-Southeast District Teams Senior Profile: Hannah Howard Nice to finally be a small part of March Madness The tractor has always been special Jimmy Nelson Kathryn Boldman James E Downs Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards

MLSD joins UCAN Neighbors Program

MLSD copyThe Manchester Local School District in Adams County is the first school district outside of Scioto County to join the Scioto Foundation’s UCAN Neighbors Program. The Scioto Foundation welcomes the participation of school districts in adjourning counties to this new phase of the UCAN (University/College Access Network) program and offers much of its existing services to them.

“I am so pleased that the Manchester Local School District is working with the Scioto Foundation in order to establish a college scholarship fund. This fund, once built to an appropriate level, will provide money for assistance with college costs in perpetuity,” said Dr. Charles J. Shreve, MLSD Superintendent.

“The Manchester Educational Foundation was happy to make the first donation to open the scholarship fund. A good education is very important for all of our students, and we want to encourage and help our students continue their education past high school,” added Manchester Local School District Treasurer Karen Ballengee.

The Foundation’s UCAN program, launched in 2008, is designed to help youth plan, prepare and pay for college through strong partnerships with all Scioto County, Ohio schools, the South Central Ohio Educational Service Center, Shawnee State University, local businesses and donors. The vision of UCAN is that one day every student from Scioto County and the adjoining counties will have the financial resources to attend the college or university of his or her choice.

The Scioto Foundation’s goals for UCAN are to increase the number of students from Scioto County and the neighboring area attending and completing college , to raise the educational attainment levels of the community and to improve the quality of life for the residents of the Scioto County area.

To reach these goals, the Foundation created a four-point strategy: endowing school scholarship funds, helping students prepare for college through support of local school districts to establish and or expand their Advanced Placement offerings and college access testing, maintaining a centralized scholarship data for Scioto County area youth, and conducting an annual awareness campaign about UCAN to create a “college-going community.”

Through the UCAN Neighbors Program, school systems will gain the advantages of transferring a scholarship to the Scioto Foundation, including permanence, accountability and professional management of assets. The Scioto Foundation becomes the school district’s partner in fundraising and completes all of the fund administration. As an incentive for Manchester to to join UCAN, the Foundation has given a one-time $1,000 start-up grant which the school district can combine with its own contribution to establish a scholarship endowment fund.

The Scioto Foundation will also support AP Teacher Education in participating districts though educational stipends to teachers attending Shawnee State University’s Advanced Placement Summer Institute, and the Foundation will continue to offer annual $1,000 mini-grants to local schools for college preparedness activities . The funds can be used to support or offset costs incurred by students and families in taking AP, ACT, Explore, Plan or PSAT exams.

The Foundation also maintains the website www.ucangotocollege.org , listing local scholarship opportunities, as well as scholarships available on a state and national basis.

The Scioto Foundation plans to continue its UCAN awareness activities throughout the school year. The annual UCAN Go to College Night, designed for students in grades 7 – 12 is tentatively scheduled for 5:30 – 7 p.m. on October 11, 2016 at the SOMC Friends Center in Portsmouth. In addition the Foundation staff is working to create activities to encourage parents and/or grandparents to save for college.

Joining the Scioto UCAN Neighbors Program is an easy process, according to SF Executive Director Kim Cutlip. New members are required to supply a board resolution from their district stating their intent to participate in the program, work with the Foundation staff to create a scholarship fund document, and designate a contact from the district who will participate in UCAN meetings, training programs and/or other projects.

Further information in the UCAN Neighbors Program may be obtained by contacting the Scioto Foundation at (740) 354-4612.

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