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Education

  • GCHS earns Reserve spot

    Looking at the line-up, it almost appeared as if the Grant County High School Marching Band was heading to finals instead of their second competition of the season, as seven of the 10 bands that performed at Madison Central in Richmond on Sept. 18 were KMEA State-finalists in 2009.

    In preliminary competition, Grant County competed with fellow 4A band Madison Southern from Berea. When Preliminary awards were announced, Grant County took the percussion caption, while earning first place over Madison Southern in 4A competition and was sitting in third place overall.

  • Trenary named September YPA Award winner

    The Youth Performance Award winner for September is Dakoda Trenary, a senior at Williamstown High School. She is the daughter of Scott and Lori Trenary of Williamstown.

    Recently she attended the Governor’s Scholar Program at Bellarmine University and was inspired to further her community involvement and activities as a student at WHS.

    Q: What are your extracurricular activities:

    A: Cheerleading, Beta Club, track, Key Club and class president.

    Q: What is your community involvement:

  • WHS Band of Spirit awarded Grand Champion

    After a day of tough competition, the Williamstown Band of Spirit was awarded top honors Sept. 18 at the Madison Central Tournament of Bands in Richmond, receiving the Grand Champion trophy.  

    Competing in Class A preliminaries early in the day against Nicholas and Lee County; the band won first place, best color guard and best percussion in their class.

  • “Capture the Flag!” GCHS Marching Band named Grand Champions at Festival of Bands

    From the field level, looking into the stands at Beechwood High School, it was a sea of blue and orange cheering on as Grant County Marching Band was announced as Grand Champions at the 2010 Beechwood Festival of Bands on Sept. 11.

    Earlier in the day, with the threat of rain looming, Grant County took the field in Class AAAA Preliminary Competition, earning a distinguished rating with their first competitive performance of the season. One at a time, 10 outstanding bands took the field in finals competition, with Grant County slotted to go on at 8:30 p.m.

  • Williamstown Band of Spirit named Reserve Grand Champions

    The Williamstown Band of Spirit competed at The Beechwood Festival of Bands on Sept. 11.  Two weeks after they debuted their show at Adair County Pre-season exhibition, the band showed marked improvement.  

  • GCHS JROTC bring home championship trophies from Louisville competition

    Competing against 15 other Kentucky high school JROTC Raider Teams, the Grant County High School varsity JROTC accumulated more total competition points than any other high school JROTC Unit, and finished first place at the Southern Magnet High School Academy JROTC Raider Competition in Louisville on Sept. 10.

    Each High School JROTC Unit was allowed to enter two Raider teams each. The 30 teams consisted of 12 cadets on each team, with approximately 360 cadet team members participating in the competition.

  • Grant County students named Jeff Green Scholars

    Eight students from Grant County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average all four years of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    As Sen. Jeff Green Scholars, these students are eligible for $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. Students may earn up to $10,000 toward their higher education expenses if they continue high scholastic achievement in college.

  • Nehring attends SEE Program at Campbellsville

    Campbellsville University’s three-week Summer Education Experience program prepares students for college life.

  • GCHS teacher given state honors

    The Family and Consumer Science program at Grant County High School is not your mother’s home economics class’ of days gone by.

    Anna Day Sullinger, Family and Consumer Science teacher at GCHS, was named the Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher of Kentucky. Sullinger was given the award at the summer conference of the Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education (KACTE) on July 19.

  • Gateway Technical and Community College

    Judith Elizabeth Maurer of Williamstown was awarded a $1,000 Gerald F. Healy Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation scholarship for the fall 2010 semester. Maurer, a student at the Gateway Community and Technical College, was among 25 scholarship recipients.

    Maurer is the spouse of Covington Police Department Capt. William Maurer.