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Education

  • Brandt wins second place in speech contest

    Cynthia Brandt of Lawrenceburg placed second in the Capital City Toastmasters  
    Club Humorous Speech Contest in Frankfort on Aug. 13.
    Brandt will advance to the Area 43 Humorous Speech Contest on Sept. 15 at the Paul Sawyier Public Library in Frankfort. Area 43 consists of four clubs in Frankfort, Lexington and Georgetown.
    Toastmasters is an international organization of 280,000 members in 116 countries devoted to developing public speaking and leadership skills.
     

  • Christian Academy celebrates the first day of school
  • School board to hold public hearing on 4 percent revenue hike

    Anderson County Board of Education invites the community to a public hearing tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 5:30 p.m. regarding a potential 4 percent revenue increase for city and county taxpayers.
    A 4 percent revenue increase raises district tax rates from $5.52 to $5.69 per $100,000 assessed value, a 3 percent tax rate increase from last year.
    The increase would add $17 on tax bills of homeowners with properties assessed at $100,000.
    The board is also considering other options in setting its tax rates — compensating and flat.

  • Education briefs: 8-22-12

    Seventh grader serves as U.S. ambassador
    during trip to Europe
    Reece Arredondo, a seventh grader at Anderson County Middle School, recently returned from a three-week trip to Europe with People to People’s Student Ambassador program.
    The program was established by former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956 in hopes that students uniting from cultures around the world would perpetuate peace. Arredondo’s delegation visited the United Kingdom, including Wales, Ireland and Scotland.

  • High school juniors may enter essay contest to win scholarship

    The Kentucky High Education Assistance Authority is sponsoring a “Promote Your School” scholarship contest open to all high school juniors attending private or public high schools.
    Home school students are not eligible, organizers said.
    The winner of the scholarship contest will receive $500 and a photo shoot at his or her school, according to the press release.
    To enter, the student must submit an essay about the biggest challenge facing high school students.

  • Adult Community Education offers Zumba fitness classes on Sept. 11

    Adult Community Education will offer a Zumba dance fitness class beginning Sept. 11.  
    This is an ongoing class held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:15-7:15 p.m. and will be located at the Ezra Sparrow Early Childhood Center gym with certified instructor Tonjua Casey.
    The cost for the class is $5 per session or $45 for 10 sessions
    According to event organizers, “Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music-dance themes that creates a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness workout.

  • School board to replace high school football scoreboard

    The Board of Education unanimously approved to spend $12,089 to replace the problematic high school football scoreboard at its Aug. 20 meeting.
    Board chairman Roger McDowell apologized for the football scoreboard’s malfunctions during the season opener against Bryan Station last Friday, and thanked everyone’s effort in trying to get the scoreboard to work.   

  • Learning Center receives $500
  • Students selected as Governor’s Scholars

    Anderson County High School students Lauren Paige Lawless and John Travis Wickizer and Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg students Forrest Lee Bowman and Courtney Shaylyn Burton were selected as 2012 Governor’s Scholars.
    A statewide selection program chose the 1,073 participants from nominations submitted from each Kentucky school district, according to the press release. Criteria included academic records and test scores, teacher recommendations, extracurricular activities and essays.

  • ACE offers enrollment for upcoming school year

    The Anderson County Adult Learning Center, located at 219 E. Woodford St., is now enrolling adult education students for the new school year, the organization announced.
    Orientation for new students began July 19. Students will now be enrolled into managed classrooms and placed in classrooms based on their skill levels.
    One-on-one tutoring will be available to students during scheduled lab times. Students will have access to an online study program. Returning students will be placed according to their current levels in math and language.