Carmel in brief- June 7, 2016


Gold awards – Carmel residents Kelley Conners and Ally Fleckenstein recently received the Girl Scouts’ highest award, the Gold Award. Conners built a green space that includes a butterfly garden at the deaf school. Fleckenstein established SummerPacks, a summer educational program that provides backpacks full of books and activities for students to keep them engaged and learning throughout the summer.

Democratic Women meeting – The Democratic Women of Hamilton County will hold its next meeting at 10 a.m. on June 18 at the Delaware Township Community Building, 9090 E. 131st St., Fishers. Leslie Barnes will present “Elections for the 21st Century.”

Wealthiest cities – NerdWallet wanted to determine which cities are the wealthiest. Since wealth can be relative to cost of living and other factors, NerdWallet analyzed 475 cities with at least 65,000 people and looked at median household income, median home values, credit limits, and mortgage payments. In the Midwest region, Carmel ranked second after Naperville, Ill.


Employee of the Year – Roberto Mandujano, custodian at Carmel High School, has been named the 2016 Support Staff Employee of the Year for Carmel Clay Schools. Mandujano has been working as a custodian at the school for ten years. He was informed of the award during a surprise ceremony at the high school on May 17.

Stock Market Game top 10 – Carmel High School participated in the 13th annual Stock Market Game – Capitol Hill Challenge. Teams invest a hypothetical $100,000 in stocks, bonds and mutual funds and learn the value of the capital markets as they work together to maximize the return of their portfolios. This year, more than 4,000 teams competed in the competition. Carmel’s team placed in the top 10, earning them a trip to Washington D.C. for an awards reception in June.

O’Connor House gets donation – Teens for Life club members recently presented a check for over $800 to the O’Connor House. Club members raised the money by selling refreshments and taking donations at a recent showing of the movie “Gimme Shelter” at Carmel High School.

City golf championship – The 2016 Carmel City Championship at Brookshire Golf Club will take place over two weekends, June 18-19 and June 25-26, for golfers of all skill levels who are at least 15 years of age or older. There are no residency restrictions and the championship will include both men’s and women’s flights. For more information or to register, visit or call 317-846-7431.

Miniatures exhibit extended – The Museum of Miniature Houses’ bicentennial exhibit has been extended through Labor Day. Items in miniature pertaining to Indiana’s history include Marmon Wasp, Wooten desk, Hoosier Cabinet, 1/4″ scale RV, Amish buggies, Levi Coffin house, Shaker quilting and more. The museum is located at 111 E. Main St. and is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Grants awarded – Legacy Fund of Hamilton County, an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, awarded a total of $90,500 in grants upon Legacy Fund’s Board of Directors’ approval at its May meeting. Grant recipients included Gleaner’s Food Bank, Janus Developmental Services, Meals on Wheels, Second Helpings, Servants at Work, and Young Audiences of Indiana, among others.

Lions Club golf outing – Carmel Lions Club presents the fifth annual Charity Golf Outing on July 11 at Hawthorns Golf and Country Club, 12255 Club Point Dr., Fishers. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. for the 1 p.m. tee-off. Cost is $115 per golfer or $450 per team. Pre-register by July 5 at or by calling 317-848-3519.

Free tech workshops – The Microsoft store is offering free summer workshops for kids. The YouthSpark programs give kids a hands-on opportunity to learn code and design games through TouchDevelop and Kodu. There are a variety of programs available for kids of all ages and skill levels. Visit for more information.

Dean’s list – IU Kokomo – Joseph Cremer, Jr., Valeryia Feltrinelli, Maria Finkbiner, Taylor Givens, Joseph Haskett, Bernadette Macharia, Samantha Murphy, Meseret Tesfaye; Northeastern University – Elizabeth Fagin, Rachel Dowley.

Young artists featured – From now through June 26, two seniors from Carmel High School will be featured artists at the Children’s Art Gallery. Dana Wang and Tiffany Xie were selected to display art from their four years at the high school. A Meet the Artist night will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. June 11.

Local author to speak – The Carmel Clay Historical Society presents local author Phil Dunlap at 7 p.m. June 7 at the Carmel Clay Public Library. Dunlap has recreated the Old West in his 11 novels and he will share his writing process, the challenges he faces, and his inspiration for bringing the Old West to life.

Endurance race registration – Registration is open for the second annual 8-Hour Dream Endurance Race to be held at noon July 23 at Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse. Registration is limited to 250 individual runners and 100 teams of eight people or less. Cost starts at $85 for individual runners. For more information or to register, visit