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Education

  • 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.

  • Pillow found teaching through her parents

    Catherine Pillow said she always knew she would be working with children.

    For the past 31 years she has been teaching in the Grant County Schools District, including Corinth Elementary and Mason-Corinth Elementary.

    Now, she is retiring after 33 total years in education.

    “I think I gave it everything I had everyday,” she said. “I will take away from that the children worked hard and they learned from me.”
    Pillow said she found her calling through her parents, Ruth and Edwin Hall.

  • Two GCHS teachers dust off their erasers and say goodbye

    Pat Conrad
    Pat Conrad,  Family and Consumer Science teacher, started at Grant County High School shortly after she graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and has taught 29 years in Grant County.

  • GCHS, Sherman honored for health in school health

    Many schools in Northern Kentucky are actively shaping the health and wellness of their students and staff. The Northern Kentucky Health Department supports these efforts through its school health programming. As a part of this initiative, the Award of Excellence in School Health was developed to recognize and celebrate schools in Northern Kentucky that have policies, programs, and the infrastructure to support and promote school health.

    This year, 14 Northern Kentucky schools were recognized with either a gold, silver or bronze level Award of Excellence in School Health.

  • Local students receive scholarships

    In the Salute to Graduates insert that appeared in last week’s Grant County News, the following students’ scholarship information was inadvertantly left out. The News apologizes for the error.

    • Katie Nantz, WHS: 4-H Council; 4-H Livestock; Grant County Women’s Club; National Honor Society; Williamstown Kiwanis and University of Kentucky William O. Blackburn

    • Roman Jaconette, GCHS: Asbury University, men’s varsity soccer

  • GCHS STLP competes in state competition

    Grant County High School Student Technology Leadership Program students competed in the state STLP competition at Rupp Arena in Lexington on May 13.
    As part of their showcase, students presented an analysis of Operation Take Charge, where they taught basic computer skills to adults. Their vision was two-fold: to give back to the community and to complete a project that the group proposed at STLP regional competition.
    The showcase team won Best In Region and made it to the top 12 percent in the state.

  • McClanahan chosen for youth tour

    Easton McClanahan of Williamstown was among the 94 high school students from across Kentucky who participated in the 40th annual Kentucky Rural Electric Washington Youth Tour held June 10-17, 2011, in Washington, DC.  Selected on the basis of academic achievement, community involvement, and written essay,

    McClanahan was chosen to represent Owen Electric Cooperative as a delegate.