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Education

  • Freshman helps build better lives in Costa Rica

    Layren Mcdannold visited Nosara, Costa Rica last summer while working with the program Global Leadership Adventures. Her trip was designed to help teach local children life morals and build a playground in a local neighborhood.

    “I have always had a love for traveling and helping others,” said Mcdannold, a freshman at Anderson County High School.

  • Turner academic team excels in district, regional competition

    Members of the Robert B. Turner Academic Team have fun challenging themselves while working hard as a team at local district and regional competitions.

    “We are really proud of them, they have done really well this year,” said Sarah Wallace, one of the team’s coaches.

    The team recently placed first overall at the district competition, followed by a fourth-place finish during the regional competition that featured students from Woodford, Jessamine and Mercer counties.

  • Hunter is middle school’s top teacher

    Alex Hunter is known for his coaching prowess with Anderson County Middle School’s softball and Math Counts teams.

    He’s also now known as the school’s Teacher of the Year for the work he does with the school’s seventh and eighth graders.

    “I enjoy working with the students,” said Hunter. “This age group is fun because their minds are still developing and they are all at different levels. It is good to see them change and develop.”

  • Saffell students apply math in the real world

    Saffell Street Elementary School students conducted a scavenger hunt through Walmart last Thursday that engaged students of all grade levels on how to use math in their every day life.

    “I think it is always important when we bring community in and families together,” said Lauren Sutherland, a first-grade teacher at Saffell Street Elementary School. “Kids seem to really enjoy. It is fun to see them out and about with their parents.”

  • Japanese students visit Lawrenceburg, perform at high school

    Fifteen Japanese exchange students shared their culture and traditional Choroku dance for Anderson County High School last Friday afternoon.

    One hundred students from the high school were able to watch the performance. The students were visiting from Sakurai High School in Kurobe City, Toyama Prefecture Japan.

    “The students are very happy to be here,” said Mr. Toshihiro Kawahira. Kawahira is one of the chaperones of the children, and the English teacher at Sakurai High School. “They are so excited.”

  • Green Team saving earth one classroom at a time

    As the halls clear out in the afternoon at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, the Green Team springs into action.

    From deep within Recycling Headquarters, the Green Team mans its recycling bins — most too short to see over the tilted containers. The Green Team prepares to roll out the cans — its favorite task of all.

    Veteran Green Team member Clayton Riddle, a fifth-grader, is quick to point out why the school needs these pint-sized recycling superheroes.

  • EBW fifth-graders put on a show for veterans
  • CAL names first quarter honor roll

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg recently named its honor roll for the first quarter recently.

    Those earning all A’s and E’s in second grade are: Kendra Burke, Taylor James, Olivia Moudy, Catelynn Webb, and Avery Young.

    Those earning all A’s and E’s in third grade are: Ashley Baker and Gracie Watkins.

    Fourth-grader Gavin Beck also received all A’s and E’s.

  • Christian Academy classrooms to receive $25,000 makeovers

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg will receive two preschool classroom makeovers, courtesy of the new Kentucky All STARS program through the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Education.

    “We won the classroom makeovers at the Kids Ready Now Conference that was held in Louisville over the summer,” Preschool Director Michelle Robinson said. “We originally won one classroom makeover and were very excited about that award. Then, before fall break, we received the good news that, in fact, we had won two classroom makeovers.”

  • Run Club at Saffell Street making strides

    By Chanda Veno

    News staff

    When the doors to the playground spring open at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, students, ranging in age from first through fifth grade, burst from the school and settle into a steady pace as they race around the sidewalks circling the play area.

    From lanky, knobby-kneed 10-year-olds to chubby cheeked second graders, the children run or walk for the next 45 minutes. But, as children tend to do, the exercise they are getting is disguised by the fun they are having.