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Education

  • Robert B. Turner September Students of the Month
  • Anderson County students named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars

    Sixteen students from Anderson County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) for outstanding academic performance in high school, according to a news release.
    Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

  • Coming home to teach

    Anderson County High School teacher Jessica Harley got one B in high school: in Bridget Wells’ English class.
    “I struggled in her class,” Harley, who described herself as an A student in high school, said with a laugh.
    “Oh, it was traumatic. She [Wells] knows it was traumatic.”
    Wells — who was teaching English in the early 2000s when Harley was a high school student at ACHS — pushed her students to be better, Harley said.
    Now Harley is back, not as Wells’ student, but as her colleague.

  • Helium blimps, rockets and robots

    First, there were the air rockets.
    Now high school students are moving onto blimps, constructing small-scale models of aircraft made of craft wire, clothes hangers, pipe cleaners and tissue paper to fill with helium and test to see if they are flight-worthy.  
    STEM instructor James Stuerzenberger is in his first year of overseeing the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program on the Anderson County High School campus, but it’s not his first year of teaching students the art of constructing simple machines.

  • The word doctors will see you now
  • High school freshmen give back

    The freshman class at the Anderson County High School completed several community service projects around Anderson County last Thursday morning while sophomores and seniors were completing standardized tests.

  • Student receives High School Leader award during Youth Salute

    Emma Harris of Anderson County received the “High School Leader” award in the 2013 Youth Salute held May 5 at Asbury University, according to a news release.
    The 33rd awards ceremony honored 692 high school juniors from 45 high schools in Central Kentucky. A top Youth Leader was named for each high school, as well as “Youth Leaders of the Year.”
    A lunch and leadership seminar was held for all the students the same day as the awards ceremony.

  • Adult Learning Center to host ‘Spellabration’

    The Anderson County Adult Learning Center will hold a “Spellabration” fundraiser Sept. 28 from 2-5 p.m. at First Christian Church on Main Street, according to a news release.

  • Academy students visit historical landmarks
  • Marching band receives second at Shelby Co. competition

    The Anderson County marching band placed second out of five bands in the 4A division during the Shelby County marching band competition held last weekend. The band received best color guard and percussion in its class and lost to first place band John Hardin by 1/10th of a point, according to band director Patrick Brady. Fourteen groups competed, and the Anderson County marching band received overall effect award.