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Education

  • Anderson County students travel south to Guatemala

    Three Anderson County students and their Spanish teacher started summer vacation with an eight-day educational trip to Guatemala, according to a news release.
    Amber Hume, Lajeana Wright and Elle Woolery, accompanied by Sylvia Hensley and her husband John, flew to Antigua, the original capitol of Mesoamerica.
    In Guatemala, they toured colonial churches and cathedrals, listened to demonstrations at the Museum of Mayan Music, saw the workings of a coffee plantation and a macadamia farm, haggled for handcrafted goods, and watched Mayan weavers at work in the markets.

  • Free backpacks, and other stuff

    The FamilyFunFest will celebrate its 10th year of providing free backpacks, school supplies and back-to-school entertainment July 28 from 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson County Middle School campus.
    It’s first come, first served for those who want to snag one of 750 free backpacks and school supplies available at Thursday’s event.  
    With temperatures rising, students and family members will also receive Popsicles along with their new back-to-school gear.

  • Local student receives GED

    Jeramy Hudnall of Lawrenceburg successfully completed the General Education Development test June 23 and received a certificate of completion at the Adult Education Center at Springfield Campus, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.
    To pass GED tests, participants must score higher in five subjects than 60 percent of graduating high school seniors across the nation.  
    Successful completion of the GED is a significant accomplishment and a crucial step toward further success in post secondary education and the workplace

  • Anderson County students attend Institute for Future Agriculture Leaders

    Anderson County High School students Emily Drury and Chelsea Straton recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL).
    Drury, Straton and 43 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference held June 13-17 at Murray State University.
    IFAL is designed to expose high school students to college life while helping them explore the different fields of study for careers in agriculture.

  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars welcomes local student

    Erin Shields of Lawrenceburg has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
    Shields will be honored during an induction convocation this fall on the Murray State University campus, according to a news release.
    NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first- and second-year college students.
    Membership is by invitation only, based on GPA and class standing.

  • Students receive scholarships at Fair and Horse Show
  • Anderson County High School Scholarships 2011

    The following students qualified for Anderson County High Scholarship Awards 2011, according to a staff news release
    Jackie Alcorn: University of Kentucky $1,500 Flagship scholarship;
    Tyler Baker: Western KY University Regents scholarship, YKK Dependent children scholarship $8000 over four years, American Cancer Society $1,000;
    Chelsie Baxter: KY Blood Center $1,000 scholarship;

  • Local girl receives horse show awards

    Carson Tarter, daughter of John and Edwina Tarter, received a first, third and two fifth place ribbons at the District Four 4-H Horse Show on June 11-13. She will now compete at the state level in July. Carson rides with trainer Tanya Davis at Three Day Farm in Midway. Her main concentration is Eventing.
     

  • Clowns and puppets entertain at drama camp
  • Local student receives cancer society scholarship

    Every year the American Cancer Society awards educational scholarships to young individuals, each of them cancer survivors, who have earned good grades and strive to accomplish even more through higher education.
    This year Anderson County resident Tyler Baker was selected to receive this honor. Tyler is the son of Tim and Angie Baker and has a brother, Tucker. Below, Angie Baker reflects on the effects of cancer on Tyler and their family and on the importance of Relay for Life: