Education briefs: 12-26-12

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By The Staff

ACE offers ‘Adventures in Reading’ volunteer training
The Adult Learning Center will offer a new literacy program for those16 years and older, “Adventures in Reading,” and is looking for volunteers to assist with the program.
“Adventures in Reading is a new literacy program established through the Adult Learning Center to improve adults’ ability to read, and hopefully, learn to love to read,” according to a press release from ACE. “Adventures in Reading trainees will learn about the often unspoken problem of illiteracy in our community, reasons it exists, and most importantly, what can be done about it.
“Participants will be equipped with strategies specially designed for teaching an adult learner in the areas of vocabulary development, fluency, decoding and comprehension.’
The training will be held Tuesdays from Jan. 15 to Feb. 26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
A light supper will be provided each night of the training.  
If interested in joining the Adventures in Reading team, call Jacque Zeller at  839-3754 to register.

Students accept EKU
merit-based scholarships Hundreds of incoming freshmen and transfer students have accepted merit-based scholarships to attend Eastern Kentucky University.
Local recipients include Deanna Baxter, Anderson County High School, Lawrenceburg, Presidential Scholarship; Lauren Welsh, Anderson County High School, Lawrenceburg, Founders Scholarship; and Shelby Taylor, Anderson County High School, Lawrenceburg, Regents Scholarship.
The Founders Award, Regents Scholarship and Presidential Scholarship are for incoming high school freshmen.