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Education

  • Helping hands, green thumbs

    From staff reports

    Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg juniors and seniors spent last Wednesday morning sprucing up the landscaping in front of the Anderson Senior Center.

    “The kids from CAL are just another example of how some very simple acts of kindness can make a big difference at the senior center,” director Steve Carmichael said. “When given the opportunity and knowing there’s a need, the support we get from young people like these and others makes you value the life we have in Lawrenceburg even more.”

  • Born Learning Graduates
  • Middle school performs Shakespeare
  • Alsabrook’s poster places second in state

    Saffell Street Elementary School fourth-grader Helaine Alsabrook won first place in the district, and second place in the state Jim Claypool Poster Contest.

    The elementary school poster contest (grades 1 to 5) received 39 entrants from four schools.

    District poster contest winners were: second place, Julia Fuqua; and third place, Elisa Lilley.

    First-place winner Alsabrook received a blue ribbon, certificate, t-shirt, and prize money.

  • State champs
  • Education briefs

    White earns scholarship

    Hannah White, a homeschooled student in Lawrenceburg, was chosen to receive a $17,000 scholarship, renewable for four years, from the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Scholarship Fund, the agency announced.

    White, a daughter of Melanie and John White, has volunteered as an equine intern, assisting in riding therapy with the mentally handicapped and assists with group riding lessons for beginning riders, according to a news release.

  • Saffell Street names Citizens of the Month
  • Mentors helping ‘at risk’ children at Saffell Elementary

    Upon entering the Family Resource room at Saffell Street Elementary School, it is hard to believe the students that lay sprawled on beanbag chairs and couches are “at risk.”

    They are deemed “at risk” for a variety of factors, including parents who are incarcerated or absent. The Anderson News agreed not to use the last names of the students in this story.

  • ‘So much more fun than chemistry class’

    Anna Kitchen can throw a vase like few others.

    The 16-year-old recently placed second in ceramics at the prestigious Bluegrass Regional High School Exhibition at Eastern Kentucky University.

    “It’s a pretty big achievement. There were a lot of entries,” Anderson County High School ceramics teacher Chris Wilder said. “The show itself is huge.”

    While Kitchen couldn’t believe she had placed second, Wilder was surprised she didn’t take first.

  • Students get reality check about texting, driving

    “One text or call could wreck it all.”

    That was the message Anderson County Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey sent to Anderson County High School freshman and sophomores during a program aimed to prevent distracted driving.

    “We are targeting the younger students so we can curb them from starting (to text or call while driving),” he explained. “With the older students, sometimes it’s already ingrained.”