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Education

  • NOMINATIONS WANTED FOR WILLIAMSTOWN WALL OF FAME

    The Williamstown Board of Education is now accepting nominations for the Wall of Fame.
    This award was created by the Board of Education to recognize graduates who have made a unique and special contribution to society through their work or other notable activities.
    Wall of Fame nominees must be a graduate of the Williamstown High School and must have made a unique and special contribution to society through their work or other notable activities.
    The recipient will be recognized at the commencement exercises at 7 p.m. May 27.

  • Calhoun excels at state geography bee

    Nolan Calhoun, a Grant County Middle School seventh grader who is in Marlon Kinsey’s social studies class, won third place in the state Geography Bee competition at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green on April 1.
    Calhoun won the GCMS’s school-level Geography Bee and then took a written test, which qualified him for the state level competition. Calhoun competed against 95 other students.
    The National Geographic Society presented Nolan and GCMS with a certificate recognizing his accomplishment. He is the son of Michael and Amanda Calhoun of Corinth.

  • Walters presents senior art exhibit

    University of the Cumberlands’ student Lacy Walters presented her senior art exhibit, “Universal and Unavoidable” to the public March 28 through April 1, in the J.M. Boswell Art Gallery on campus.
    Walter’s collection was a mix of different mediums, with the main focus on a collage of brightly-colored, sports-focused digital pieces. These works were original sports photos taken by Walters at UC sports events; the photos were then manipulated with layers of color and brushes in Photoshop.

  • GCHS STUDENTS EARN REGIONAL TITLE
  • Sherman recognizes good students
  • WINTERGUARD WINS GOLD MEDAL

    The Grant County Winterguard concluded their first year’s participation in the TriState Winterguard Circuit with a third place win and then topping off the year with two first place championships. In its debut year, the Grant County program included both middle school and high school students.
    The competition featured Winterguard and Indoor Percussion teams from Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.

  • Brumley ‘coated’ at Auburn

    Amanda Brumley of Crittenden recently received a clinical white coat from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The coat, presented to students at the end of their junior year, marks the transition from veterinary sciences into senior clinical rotations where students help administer patient care.
    Brumley earned bachelor’s degrees in agriculture and biology in 2008 from Eastern Kentucky University and she is a 2003 graduate of Grant County High School. Her parents are Vicki Brumley and Russell Brumley.

  • LEGISLATIVE LOOK
  • Williamstown adopts calendar

    Williamstown Independent Schools will start classes a little later next school year.

    The school board approved the 2011-12 draft calendar during its March meeting with a start date of Aug. 18 — a week later than normal.

    “If we just had a banner year with no snow in Kentucky, we would be out on May 24, which is on a Thursday,” said Williamstown Elementary Principal David Poer, who also serves as district director of pupil personnel and head of the calendar committee.

  • GCHS Percussion, Winterguard compete

    The Grant County High School Winterguard and indoor percussion competed at John Hardin High School March 26.

    The Winterguard took first place with a score of 68.3.

    Indoor percussion finished in fourth place with a score of 69.75.

    Next up for both squads is the Tri-State Championships at Ryle High School in Union.

    On April 1 at 9:45 p.m. the indoor percussion will compete.

    Winterguard will compete on April 2 at 11:20 a.m.

    The Tri-State Championshios includes schools from Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.