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Education

  • Superintendent search yields 25 applicants

    Grant County Schools have a large pool of applicants to choose from in its search for a new superintendent.

    Twenty-five people applied to replace Superintendent Michael Hibbett, who announced in November that he will be retiring after the 2010-11 school year.

    Of the applicants, 22 are male and three are female while 23 are from Kentucky.

  • GCMS student serves as senator’s page
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  • FRC director gets students rocking

    With today’s technologies like iPod touch’s and PSP (Playstation Portable) children have more distractions than ever before.
    For Mason-Corinth Elementary first-year Family Resource Center director Sara Edwards, it is all about getting the children involved in programs at the school.
    When Edwards completed and her practicum at Collins Elementary in Florence she never thought she would end up in a school. She completed her bachelor’s degree in social work from Northern Kentucky University in 2008.

  • Roy earns national certification

    Debbie Roy, a second grade teacher at Dry Ridge Elementary,  received her National Board Certification recently.
    Roy received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Northern Kentucky University and her master’s degree in educational leadership from Eastern Kentucky University.
    She said she wanted to work towards National Certification to become more familiar with national standards and to become a better teacher.

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  • WES offers Camp Invention

    Williamstown Elementary students have a chance to become amateur inventors at a new camp this summer.
    Camp Invention will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 20-24 at the school.
    WES students who will be in first through sixth grades during the 2011-12 school year can register for the camp.
    The cost is $215 and includes breakfast and lunch. Students who register before March 20 will receive a $25 early registration discount.
    WES is looking for monetary donations for full or partial scholarships from the community.

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    Berea
    Rheanna Bixler of Williamstown received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Berea College on Dec. 23, 2010.
    EKU
    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 949 graduates at the conclusion of the Fall 2010 semester. The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies Dec. 18.
    The following Grant County students earned degrees:
    Matthew L. Martin of Corinth – industrial technology
    Robert B. Keith of Dry Ridge – computer informations systems

  • OPERATION TAKE CHARGE

    On Jan. 6, some Grant County High School technology students launched Operation Take Charge as part of a Student Technology Leadership (STLP) tournament showcase.
    Their vision was two-fold: to give back to the community and to complete a project that the group proposed at the STLP regional competition.
    They offered the community a free five-week course in technology and professionalism, covering topics such as resume writing, professionalism skills using/maneuvering the computer and using Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint and Excel software programs.

  • HEAD START

    Pam Mullins saw the benefits of the Preschool / Head Start programs in Grant County up close.
    Not long after she enrolled her daughter in preschool, Mullins became involved in teaching.
    She now has 16 years of experience in Preschool / Head Start and her daughter is studying to follow in her footsteps at Northern Kentucky University.