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Education

  • 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.”

  • ARC names poster winners
  • Education briefs

    Students offer

    free concert Thursday

    The Anderson County all district honors choir will perform its eighth concert this Thursday at the high school’s Bearcat Theater under the direction of Mrs. Sue Lou Smith.

    Students will perform a varied repertoire of music and difficulty.

    The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will include the 80-member honors choir along with the high school’s advanced Chorus members.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

    Eighth graders

    to present Shakespeare

  • School district announces final day, next year’s calendar

    The Anderson County School Board approved the amended 2015-16 calendar Monday night, making May 25 the last day of school for students.
    The board also OK’d the calendar for the 2016-17 school year.
    “We always try to make a calendar that will fit our students and families,” Derek Shouse, director of student services, said. “This revised calendar does meet state requirements.”

  • Fourth-grader’s artwork selected to wrap new recycling truck

    From staff reports
    An Emma B. Ward Elementary School student’s artwork was selected by a panel of judges to be used to wrap a Republic Services truck that will be used for recycling, according to a news release.
    Fourth-grader Taylor Hudson’s entry was chosen from five finalists in the contest, which was administered by art teacher Stachia Serafini and open to her third- through fifth-grade students.