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Education

  • Grant County Marching Band earns first place in Class AAAA

    Name of Competition: South Laurel High School in London on Oct. 14.

    Ranking and awards:  First place Class AAAA, first  place overall, best overall color guard, best overall music, best overall visual.

    Names of other Bands Participating:  Grant County, Southwestern, North Laurel, Lincoln County, East Jessamine, Marion County, Wayne County, Harlan County, Boyle County, Knox Central, Rockcastle County, Estill County, Garrard County, McCreary Central, Danville and Somerset
    Score:  85.45

  • WILLIAMSTOWN ELEMENTARY LENDS WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO HURRICANE VICTIMS
  • CMZ Fall Fest
  • WHS Band of Spirit earns third place in Class A

    Name of competition: 2017 Bands of America Dayton Regional on Saturday, Oct. 7 at University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio.

    Ranking and any awards:   The BOS received third place in Class A.  Overall, the BOS finished 15th overall out of the 24 competing bands.  
    The BOS finished .2 out of second place in Class A to Beechwood.  Bellbrook was first place in Class A.  

  • Grant County Marching Band receives Best Overall Color Guard

    Name of Competition: Madison Central Tournament of Bands at Madison Central High School in Richmond.

    Ranking and awards:  First place Class AAAA, fourth place overall and Best Overall Color Guard.

    Names of other Bands Participating:  Powell County, Rowan County, Paris High School, Woodford County, Casey County, South Laurel, Larry A. Ryle High School, Grant County, Russell County, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and Estill County

    Score:  76.7

  • Grant County Marching Band finishes fifth overall, first place in AAAA class at Ryle Tournament of Bands

    Name of competition: 2017  
    Larry A. Ryle Tournament of Bands at Larry A. Ryle High School in Union on Sept. 23.

     Ranking and any awards:  
    First place Class AAAA and fifth place overall.

     Names and number of bands participating: Madison Central, Henry Clay, Milford (Ohio), Bullitt East High School, Grant County, Campbell County High School, Beechwood High School, Lloyd Memorial, Henry County and Nicholas County.

    Score:
    72.65

  • SWITZER NAMED YPA WINNER

    Michael Switzer of Williamstown is the Williamstown High School Youth Performance Award winner for September.
    He is a senior at WHS and is the son of Reynae and Chris Lockhart.

    Extra-curricular activities: I am involved in National Honor Society, member of Williamstown United Methodist Church, soccer, academic team and chorus.

  • Early Childhood Extravaganza
  • GCMS teachers, administrators promote positive message

    Grant County Middle School Principal Hallie Booth challenged her administrators and teachers to flood the school with positivity every day.

    Booth began her first year asking teachers to step up with making the school more positive and to bring any ideas to her.
    “I want to create the most positive environment for students,” Booth said. “I want them to feel like every day is the best day of their lives because I felt like, in my past, that was a really important feature.”

  • NOTEWORTHY:

    Five students from Grant County named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars
    Five students from Grant County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.
    These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. If they keep their grades up in college, they will have $10,000 to use toward a four-year degree.