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Education

  • Williamstown teen becomes published author

    Move over, J.K. Rowling.

    A 14-year-old Williamstown teen recently became a published author when her short story was chosen from more than 800 submitted to be in a book.

    Carly Middleton, who will be a freshman at Williamstown High School, is one of 50 young writers from fifth to 10th grade showcased in

    “Your Stories: Volume 1” by teenage author Taylor Joseph.

    She is the daughter of Greg and Misty Middleton.

  • Grant Countians earn scholarships

    Hundreds of additional incoming freshmen and transfer students have accepted merit-based scholarships to attend Eastern Kentucky University.
    Grant County recipients include:
    • Christopher Fortner of Corinth - Music Department Scholarship
    • Lisa Garant of Williamstown - Presidential Scholarship
    • Emma Harris of Williamstown - Regents Scholarship
    • Ciarra Krist of Dry Ridge - Music Department Scholarship
    • Easton McClanahan of Williamstown - Governor’s Scholar Regents

  • Students awarded Farm Bureau scholarships

    Andrew Jones, of Williamstown High School, Evan Beach and Courtney Jaconette, both of Grant County High School, are the 2012 recipients of college scholarships from Farm Bureau. Jones, Beach and Jaconette each received a $500 Grant County Farm Bureau Scholarship.
    These awards are four of the 234 college scholarships worth a total of $302,450 that the Grant County Farm Bureau, Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation and numerous other individual county Farm Bureaus awarded this year to deserving students from across the Commonwealth.

  • Beach named to Dean’s List

    Kalli Beach, of Dry Ridge, has been named to the Gateway Community and Technical College Dean’s List for spring 2012. The academic list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the semester. Her parents are Nelson and Lisa Beach of Dry Ridge, brother, Jordan Beach of Dry Ridge and grandmother, Irene Kees, of Georgetown.

  • Schultz graduates with honors

    Megan Schultz graduated from The University of Kentucky with Summa Cum Laude with Honors and a Bachelors in Biology from on May 6, 2012. She is the daughter of Michael P. Schultz of Dry Ridge and Theresa Harris of Dry Ridge.

     

    She started her education at Crittenden Mt. Zion Elementary School followed with Grant County Middle School and then Grant County High School where she graduated as salutatorian or second in her class. She will be returning to The University of Kentucky this fall to study medicine.

  • Clemons graduates from Campbellsville

    Curtis Scott Clemons of Williamstown graduated with bachelor of science in pastoral ministries from Campbellsville University. Clemons is a graduate of Grant County High School in Dry Ridge and is the son of Sharon Clemons of Williamstown.

  • Wallace graduates from Centre

    Grant Wallace of Crittenden received a bachelor of science in chemistry at the 189th commencement ceremony at Centre College. Janet H. Brown, executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), was the featured commencement speaker. The Class of 2012 is the largest in Centre’s history. Members of the class include three Fulbright recipients; two Peace Corps volunteers; and two Teach for America corps members. In addition, 67 students graduated with honors: seven summa cum laude, 24 magna cum laude and 36 cum laude.

  • Grant County, Williamstown schools says goodbye to retirees

    Steven Sigmon

  • GCMS students recognized by WKU for Duke Talent Program

    The group of about 400 students that congregated at Western Kentucky University recently had three things in common, their college-ready ACT or SAT scores, their seventh-grade standing in school and the incredible potential that combination creates. The following accomplished middle schoolers visited WKU to attend the Kentucky Recognition Ceremony for the Duke Talent Identification Program hosted by The Center for Gifted Studies.

  • SES celebrates Derby Day