Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – March 25

Good Citizens

Thumbs-up to Tanner Prewitt for being named the winner of the Fort Vallonia Daughters of the American Revolution chapter Good Citizen for 2016. As the winner, Prewitt advances to the Indiana DAR Good Citizen scholarship contest. The Trinity Lutheran High School senior is the son of Nathan and Melissa Prewitt.

A related thumbs-up goes to the other candidates, Mason McClure, a senior at Brownstown Central High School; Jonathon Pearce at senior Crothersville High School; Carley McCammon, a senior at Medora High School; and Mikayla Fee, a senior at Seymour High School.

Rising to the challenge

Thumbs-up to Brevin Willis, Nash Bottorff, Kam Flynn and Willis Abel for participating in the recent Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington. Willis has the first place entry in earth and environmental sciences, and Bottorff’s second place entry in behavioral and social sciences was selected to go to the state competition on April 2 in Indianapolis and the other three received Future Scientist Awards for their entries.

Sharing food

Thumbs-up to those who recently established food sharing tables at Seymour High School and Margaret R. Brown Elementary School. It’s easy to see how that program could pay some big dividends for everyone involved.

Life savers

Thumbs-up to the business, groups and individuals who stepped up and contributed to a program to make sure all police and fire departments in Jackson County area equipped with at last one new six automated external defibrillators. Police and fire departments often don’t have the funds to purchase that equipment which can and does save lives.

Top wrestler

Thumbs-up to Carter Mikels of Seymour for winning the Pee Wee 40 pounds division during the Indiana State Wrestling Association Folkstyle championship at Warren Central High School in Indianapolis. The 6-year-old member of the Seymour Wrestling Club is the first elementary school wrestler from Seymour to win a state title.