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Education

  • BACK TO SCHOOL BLOWOUT!

    Pens, pencils, notebooks and more will be given away at the third annual Back to School Blowout to kick off the beginning of the school year.

    The event, sponsored by the Grant County Community Education and Grant County Parks and Recreation, will be from 7 p.m. to dark Saturday, Aug. 13 at Grant County Park in Crittenden.

    Along with free school supplies, Grant County students can enjoy free hot dogs and a screening of “Toy Story 3” in the park.

  • Local Students recognized nationally

    More than 6,300 nationwide members, advisers, alumni and guests of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), gathered in Anaheim, Calif., July 10-14 for the 2011 National Leadership Conference. From Kentucky, 180 members from 28 schools attended.

    This year’s student-originated theme for the annual national meeting was  “Imagination in Action.”

    Seven Grant County High School students won awards at the national competition.

  • Spillman awarded PMI Scholarship

    Philip Morris International Management SA (PMIM SA), a subsidiary of Philip Morris International Inc., has awarded an educational scholarship to Tyler Spillman of Crittenden. Spillman attends Morehead State University and will return this fall as a sophomore to study Pre-Vet. He is the son of Bryan and Barbara Spillman of Crittenden.

  • Local students among NC graduates

    The Florence campus of National College (www.national-college.edu) is proud to announce the graduates recognized at the 2011 graduation ceremony. The following local students received their degrees and diplomas at the ceremony held at the METS Center on May 27.

    • Crittenden
    Lynette R. Faust - Associate Degree
    Marcus J. Ricotta - Associate Degree
    • Dry Ridge
    Rebecca A. Alsip - Associate Degree
    • Williamstown
    Josie A. Mullins - Diploma

  • Lodge sponsors Back-Pack Program at DRE

    Grant Lodge #85 had an evening of activities on July 29.

    The lodge had 52 in attendance for a dinner and fellowship. The lodge introduced Mary Ann Smith, of Dry Ridge Elementary School, who has been helping the lodge with their Back-pack Program. This program gives away food in backpacks to deserving children. If you would like to be a part of this program or would like to give a donation, contact Smith or one of the lodge officers.

    A $500 scholarship was given to Andrea Clark and Edwin Dean Faulkner for their future studies.

  • ACADEMIC HONORS

    National College announces dean’s list
    National College (www.national-college.edu) in Florence has released the dean’slist for the spring terms. The following students achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 out of a possible 4.0 and thus achieving the honor and privilege of being placed on the dean’s list:
    • Berry
    Stephanie Welch
    • Crittenden
    Monica Elliott
    Carla Newman
    • Dry Ridge
    Melissa Edington
    Tara Murphy

  • County schools gear up for new year

    NKU Grant County holds open enrollment July 19
    NKU Grant County Center will hold open registration from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 19.
    Academic advisors will be at the NKU Grant County Center to assist all attendees. In addition, financial assistance and testing staff will be available.
    To attend, you must be admitted to NKU for fall 2011 semester. If you’re not admitted yet, go to www.nku.edu to apply.

    GCHS offers registration for 2011-2012 year
    • New Student Registration

  • Education honors 6-23-11

     

    Western Kentucky University

    Dean’s list:
    • Berry
    Dustin T. Auxier
    • Corinth
    Chase J. Perkins
    President’s list:
    • Crittenden
    Jacqueline E. Elliott
    
Students making the dean’s list have a grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 in a 4.0 scale. Students on the president’s list have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0. To be eligible for the either list, students must have at least 12 hours of coursework that semester.
     

  • Pat Taylor retires after 32 years

    Pat Taylor always wanted to work around children, but teaching was not her first choice.

    “I wanted to help children,” she said. “I thought at first I was going to go into social work, but decided to go into teaching.”

    She said while she loves every subject, math is her favorite.

    Taylor resides in Butler, Ky. and graduated from Pendleton County High School in 1974, before heading to Morehead State University, where she received her bachelors and master degree in education.

  • Colson followed father’s footsteps

    Paula Colson looked up to her dad, Paul Watts as he was a teacher and basketball coach at Williamstown High School, but took a different road in the line to becoming a teacher.

    “I always knew I wanted to be a teacher,” she said. “But, I married first and had children, then went to school.”

    Colson started her trek to becoming a teacher at Kentucky State College, making a stop at the University of Kentucky, before getting her bachelor’s degree in education at Northern Kentucky University in 1985.