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Grant County students named Senator Jeff Green Scholars
Nine students from Grant County have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) for their outstanding academic performance in high school. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.
These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. Their awards may be renewed each year of college if they continue high scholastic achievement, making the total value of their KEES worth $10,000.
The title honors the late state Sen. Jeff Green of Mayfield, who served in the Kentucky General Assembly from 1992 to 1997.
Local students who earned this prestigious designation are:
• Grant County High School: Kyle Caldwell, Cory Gray and Sidney Tencza.
• Williamstown High School: Isaac Alger, Alexander Disibio, Allie Haggarty, Ashely Leopold-Moore, Kayla Ousley and Tessa Withorn.
KEES and other Kentucky student aid programs are administered by KHEAA. KEES awards are funded by net Kentucky lottery proceeds and may be used at most colleges and universities in Kentucky.
GCHS receives grant from Dollar General
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation located in Goodlettsville, Tenn has awarded a Youth Literacy grant in the amount of $2,000 to Grant County High School in Dry Ridge.
“The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is pleased to support the literacy efforts of Grant County High School,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s Youth Literacy grants are awarded to assist with implementing new or expanding existing youth literacy programs; to purchase new technology or equipment to support youth literacy initiatives; or to purchase books, materials or software for youth literary programs.
In August, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded grants totaling more than $2 million to 564 non-profit organizations, community groups, schools and libraries throughout the United States.
Since its founding, Dollar General has been committed to supporting literacy and education. To further this support, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation was established in 1993 to improve the functional literacy of adults and families by providing grants to nonprofit organizations dedicated to the advancement of literacy.
For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation or for a complete list of grant recipients, visit www.dgliteracy.org.