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Education

  • 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.

  • HOW SMART ARE YOU?

    In only the second year of competition, Grant County teens earned a second place finish in the state finals for LifeSmarts, a consumer education game-show style  competition for high school students. Students tested their knowledge and skills in the areas of health and safety, personal finance, environment and technology, consumer rights and responsibilities.

    Donna McClanahan serves as the team’s coach, while Joyce Doyle, county extension agent for 4-H, serves as assistant coach.

  • Seuss on the loose
  • March graduates from WKU

    Chantel L. March, of Dry Ridge, was among those graduating from Western Kentucky University in the fall 2010.
    March received a Master of Science degree.

     

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  • GCHS collects for troops

    Rain, sleet nor snow days will keep the Grant County High School National Honor Society from letting the Navy know they are appreciated.
    The students, and their advisors, Kristie Northcutt and Emily Figueroa, challenged students in third hour classes, teachers and staff to bring in items, such as body wash, shampoo, dental floss, writing paper, binders and batteries, black pens and pencils.

  • IN DEEP THOUGHT

    Williamstown Elementary recently took home the District Governor’s Cup trophy over four other schools.
    WES finished second in the Quick Recall competition to Dry Ridge Elementary, but the school’s overall score of 30.5 was fractions ahead of runner up, Gallatin County Upper Elementary, for the Governor’s Cup title.

  • Mullins prepares for national stage

    New Orleans may lay claim to professional trumpet player Wynton Marsalis, but Grant County Middle School has Cassidy Mullins, an eighth grade musician, who is heading to the National Trumpet Competition in Washington, D.C. this month.
    Mullins, who has been playing for two years, competed against hundreds of middle school students from across the nation, who sent in recorded auditions. She was one of only eight trumpet players chosen as a semi-finalist.

  • Parents complete leadership course

    Parents from the Grant County and Williamstown school districts were two of 31 parents from northern Kentucky who took part in the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership, an initiative of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. The nationally recognized program helps parents become more effective advocates for their children’s education.