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Education

  • Middle school academic team takes first at district competition

    The middle school academic team was declared the first place district champions at the district competition held Jan. 25 at Shelby East Middle School.
    The Anderson County middle school academic team, comprised of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, placed first.
    Shelby East took home second with East Oldham following at third.
    The Future Problem Solving team — Jalen Creth, Kara Cundiff, Hannah Whitaker and Miranda Carlton — placed first, as did the Quick Recall Team.

  • Blue Grass Community Action offers $750 scholarship

    Blue Grass Community Action will be offering a $750 scholarship to an Anderson County resident, according to a press release from Blue Grass Community Action Partnership.
    The applicant must meet the guidelines for the Community Service Block Grant program and meet other competitive requirements. The scholarship may be used to help cover expenses associated with attending college or a technical school of the recipient’s choice.

  • Rotary gifts dictionaries to Academy
  • Education briefs: 2-12-14

    Jacoby named to the Dean’s List at Citadel
    William Earl Jacoby of Lawrenceburg has been named to the Dean’s List at the Citadel, the military college of South Carolina, for academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2013-2014 academic year, according to a release.
    Dean’s List recognition is given to those students whose grade point average is 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semester’s work.

  • Making a study of historical figures
  • Students collaborate on snowy poetry

    Several students in one of Mrs. Hardin’s classes collaborated to write a poem about their experiences during the recent snow days, according to a release. They contributed written images and experiences, separated them into categories, and then created a poetry stanza for each category.
    Finally, students edited the poem and took a picture in some remaining slush around the school. Participating students were Brenda Jo Rogers, Solomia Chuburuk, Kameron Sunbom, Zariahn McKee, Jakori Bell, Joseph Denny, Jamie Walton and Robbie DuPlanti.

  • Education briefs: 2-5-14

    Students eligible for Governor’s Mansion Centennial art and essay contest
    Kentucky public, private and home school students are invited to submit original artwork and/or essays in the Governor’s Mansion Centennial Visual Art and Essay Contest sponsored by First Lady Jane Beshear, the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion Centennial Committee and the Kentucky Department of Education, according to a news release from the state education department.   

  • Saffell Street Elementary names students to honor roll

    Saffell Street Elementary recently released its fourth and fifth grade honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2013-2014 school year.

    Fourth grade

    All A’s
    Ian Akers
    Chris Ball
    Logan Chapman
    Adison Duvall- Coffman  
    Hailey Faas
    Zoe Graham
    Lauren Holmes
    Abby Joseph
    Jacob McCoun
    Mikey McFarland
    Julia McNulty
    Addie Miller
    Laura Quire
    Olivia Reynolds
    Jacob Richmond
    Anna Sawyer
    Amos Searcy

  • Kindergarten class gets visit from ‘Lady Liberty’

    Bridget Gay’s kindergarten class had a guest speaker, Ms. Tina Litkuenhus, recently come in and speak to them about ‘Lady Liberty,’ according to a release.   
    According to teacher Bridget Gay, “The students enjoyed learning facts about the Statue of Liberty from Ms. Tina who was dressed like Lady Liberty.

  • Strike up the pep band