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Education

  • FFA student brings horse to Hay Read at GCHS

    Second grade students from Grant County elementary schools attended this year’s Hay Read at Grant County High School on Oct.12. Students participated in several activities based on this year’s book “Magic School Bus: Inside the Human Body.”  This year’s theme was nutrition, health, and well-being.The clubs/organizations involved were: FBLA, FFA, FCCLA, Student Council, NHS, and Speech and Drama.  GCHS FFA student Kory Reed lets elementary students pet her horse. Photo provided by Jill Marksberry.

  • GCHS JROTC wins three tophies

    The Grant County JROTC teams traveled to Mount Sterling, where they competed against nine other high school JROTC units at the Montgomery County High School Invitational Raider and Drill Competition on Oct. 30.

    Morehead University and The University of Kentucky’s Senior ROTC Scholarship and Enrollment Officers were in attendance to observe the competition and talk to the JROTC cadets about their schools and how cadets could continue their education at the next level of learning institutions.

  • GCHS seniors work at Celebrity Tip Night

    Grant County High School seniors participated in “Celebrity Tip Night” at Edwardo’s Pizza and Subs in Williamstown, Oct. 20. The event was a fundraiser to help the seniors get a bus for their trip to Orlando.

    All of the tips from the night went to the seniors.

    Pictured are: Sarah Conley, Danielle Warner, Billy Cracchiolo, Austin Beard-Ruth, owners Eddie and Sharon Clemons, Danielle Draper and Eric Napier.

    Also in attendance were Matt Morgan and GCHS assistant principal Ken Woodeshick and superintendent Michael Hibbett.

  • Williamstown Family Resource and Youth Center staff attends FRYSC 20th Anniversary Celebration

    Pictured are Kelly West, Williamstown FRYSC coordinator, Michael Denny, director of the Division of FRYSC, Tammy McClelland, Williamstown FRYSC coordinator’s assistant and registrar and Misty Middleton, instructional supervisor and district contact for Williamstown FRYSC.

  • Williamstown Band of Spirit wins regionals

    Eleven qualifying bands met at Beechwood High School this past Saturday for the 2010 KMEA Class A East Regional Competition.

    Williamstown Band of Spirit scored a 90.75, the highest of the day; securing them a spot in state semi-final competition at Butler High School in Louisville this weekend.

  • GCHS Marching Band earns championship title

    When Grant County Marching Band arrived at Madison Southern High School in Berea, they knew they had a huge target on their back as the defending KMEA AAAA East Regional Champions.  In order to defend that title, Grant County knew that they had to bring a champion performance to the field.  

  • Puckett chosen October YPA Award winner

    The Youth Performance Award winner for October is Emily Puckett, a senior at Grant County High School. She is the daughter of Sandra Rankin of Williamstown.

    She has a strong desire to mentor younger children and work to make families stronger.

    Q: What are your extra-curricular activities:

    A: Varsity golf team, student council and National Honor Society

    Q: What is your community involvement:

  • WHS Band prepares for postseason competition

    Williamstown Band of Spirit spent the last two weeks of regular season practice and competitions refining their 2010 show; adding visual interest and fine-tuning both their marching and music before they begin post-season competition on Oct. 23.

    Traveling to Dixie Heights on Oct 9, the band placed 2nd in their class and 5th overall  at the Festival at the Heights. Despite the high level of competition and caliber of bands at Dixie, the lower placement gave the Band of Spirit the motivation they needed to focuson improving their skills.

  • GCHS finishes fifth overall in regionals warmup

    The sun was shining; the stands were full as the Grant County Band took the field at 2 p.m. at Ryle High School for their 2A preliminary performance.

    The band marched onto the field to the cheers of parents, fans and the Grant County football team.  

    This was the first Mid-States contest Grant County has attended and the bands class is determined by band size not school size. Grant County swept all categories of the 2A division where they competed against seven bands. 

  • DRE teacher crafts quilt to raise cancer awareness

     Pam Hutchinson, fifth grade teacher at Dry Ridge Elementary School, had a thought that just wouldn’t die, so instead of ignoring it, she set into action.