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Education

  • First Amendment on display at courthouse

    Anissa Davis and Lisa Petrey-Kirk have caused quite a stir in front of the Anderson County Courthouse over the last decade.

    Both eighth grade teachers at Anderson County Middle school have been teaching their students the importance of standing up for their civil rights.

    At the end of each school year the students make their voices heard and take a trip to the courthouse dressed in their best impressions of 1960s social activists, to protest for a cause they believe in.

  • Education briefs: 5-29-13

    Students named to Harding University Dean’s List
    Erin Paden, a junior vocal music education major; Ashlyn Paden, a junior psychology major; and Laura Paden, a senior web design and interact media, all of Lawrenceburg, were among more than 1,000 Harding University students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the spring 2013 semester.

  • Free GED test to be offered at Learning Center

    The GED test will be offered for free in Kentucky starting May 15 through July 31, according to a press release.
    Starting Jan. 1, 2014, the cost of the GED test is expected to double from $60 to $120, according to Adult Education and Literacy Director Jerry Shaw. Anyone who has started the GED process needs to finish by Dec. 31, 2013, or students will lose all their previous test scores.
    The new computer-based test, set to be instituted in January 2014, will include higher degrees of math and more short essays, according to Shaw.

  • Education briefs: 5-22-13

    Student named to National Society of Collegiate Scholars
    Braden Peyton of Lawrenceburg has accepted a membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), according to a news release.
    The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high achievers.
    NSCS provides career and graduate school connections, leadership and service experiences, access to discounts and savings as well as nearly half a million dollars in scholarship annually, according to a press release from NSCS.
     

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  • WKU student receives scholarship to study Chinese

    Western Kentucky University student Jessica Brumley of Lawrenceburg was recently awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Chinese in China during the summer of 2013, according to a press release.
    Brumley is one of approximately 610 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who received a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State’s CLS Program in 2013.

  • Anderson County Scholarship Fund awards grants to 35 students

    Scholarship grants for academic year 2013-14 have been made to 35 students, 32 of whom were selected by the selection committee of the Anderson County Scholarship Fund, it was announced in a news release.
    The United Methodist Church Scholarship Committee of Lawrenceburg selected the remaining three students.

  • Marching one last time

    High school senior Katherine Green said she’s only cried of joy twice in her life.
    The first time was when she found out the marching band was going to finals.  
    The second was when she got into the architecture program at the College of Design at the University of Kentucky.
    As most of the Anderson County Marching Bearcats seniors gathered in a hallway outside the band room last month to discuss the last four years (for some the last five years, not every senior chose the same memory from the 2012 season.   

  • Students receive awards at Conservation District banquet

    The Anderson County Conservation District held its annual banquet April 23 to honor students for participating in the Jim Claypool Art and Writing contest.  
    “The Art and Writing contest was made possible through the hard work and dedication of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation, Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts and the Anderson County Conservation District,” according to the Conservation District’s press release.

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