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Education

  • Star Students 12.8.11

    Head Start/Preschool

    Brisa Natalie Mendez

    Brisa Natalie Mendez is the WES Preschool/Headstart Student of the Week. She is in Mrs. Pam Mullins class.

    “She is in the morning class and always comes in with a smile on her face and ready to learn. She is very helpful to her teachers and her friends” Mullins said.

    Favorite thing about school - to paint and draw.

    Favorite book - “The Mouse and the Bear” and “The Red Strawberry.”

  • FEEDING THE NEED

    MacKenzie Tucker, a junior at Grant County High School, is thankful for the blessings she has in life. She realized that there are others who may not be as fortunate as she is.

    Tucker, a member of the The Dry Ridge Baptist Church Youth Group, helped out with the church’s sixth year of

    Building a Wall of Food for less fortunate families in the community.

  • WHS parents, teachers to brainstorm educational ideas

    The two people who know Williamstown High School students best — parents and teachers — will join Dec. 1 to discuss a plan to meet their needs.

    The Parents and Teachers Talking Together (PT3) event, which was created in 1994 by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence in Lexington, will be from 4 to 8 p.m. at WHS.

    A facilitated conversation between WHS parents and teachers will look to answer two questions, what do we want for our students and what do we need to do to get what we want for our students?

  • TUCKER NAMED YPA WINNER

    Mackenzie Tucker is the Grant County High School Youth Performance Award winner for November.
    She is a junior at GCHS and is the daughter of Shawn and Lisa Tucker of Dry Ridge.

  • Connie Taylor works to preserve black history

    Connie Taylor got interested in preserving Grant County’s history when she was living in Arizona.

    Taylor, a native of Grant County, was working on genealogical research when she discovered her friend’s family were descendents of slaves. That got her to wondering about her own ancestry and the history of slaves in Grant County.

  • Library to host David Giffels Nov. 5 at GCHS

    David Giffels of Akron, Ohio thought he was a handyman, but when he attempted to rehab a Tudor mansion, he learned a lot mostly about himself.

    “The greatest lesson I learned from this adventure was that I wasn’t nearly as capable as I thought I was,” Giffels said in a phone inteview last week.

    Giffels, author of “All The Way Home,” will be in Grant County at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Grant County High School auditorium for a book discussion and a book signing session.

  • 4-H to host car show

    The Grant County Extension office will host a car show at 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12. at the extension office, 105 Baton Rouge Rd, Williamstown. Vehicle arrival time for registration is from 8 to 10 a.m.

    Donations are appreciated.

    There will be a $20 entry fee for exhibitors, including motorcycles, cars, trucks, classic cars and trucks.
    Special dash plaques will be given to the first 50 entries

    Trophies will be awarded to Best Truck, Best Muscle Car, Best Paine, Best Interior, Best Motor, Best Bike, and more.

  • Bands strike right notes for second place finale

    Grant County and Williamstown marching bands ended their seasons on a high note, although a little short of a state championship.

    For the second consecutive year, both local bands finished as first runner-up in their respective classes at the Kentucky Music Educators Association state marching band finals on Oct. 29 at Western Kentucky University.

    It was the third year in a row that Grant County took home the KMEA Class AAAA runner-up plaque, making it the 10th plaque the school has earned in its history.

  • NKU STUDENT FOR A DAY

    The Northern Kentucky University-Grant County Center gave high schoolers a taste of postsecondary education Oct. 17 with “College For a Day.”

    Students from Grant County and Williamstown high schools were among the group that attended the event.

    Betsy John Jennings, director of NKU-Grant County Center, gave a brief overview of the center and its benefits to the juniors and seniors.

  • Williamstown students throw down reading challenge

    Williamstown Independent Schools is hoping families and the community join students in the cooperative reading experience “Come Read With Us.”

    Now through Dec. 21, the goal of a district-wide initiative is to get as many people as possible in Grant County to read the popular novel “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins as a way to bridge literacy gaps.

    “The plan is to challenge anyone to read this at the same time as us,” said Tina Withorn, WMS teacher. “It doesn’t have to be together, just at the same time.”