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Education

  • GCHS JROTC named third overall champs

    The Grant County High School Army JROTC traveled to Hamlin, W.Va. to compete in Lincoln County High School’s Army JROTC Raider Team Challenge. Fifteen high schools competed in 12 different category events.

    GCHS’s JROTC teams placed first in the following events: Army Physical Fitness Test led by Cadet Johnathon Gatewood, obstacle/confidence course led by Cadet Jacob Parker and orienting and map reading course led Cadet Cory Grey.

  • Students learn dangers of drinking, driving

    “Drunk” drivers killed several people and injured many more Sept. 16 in a parking lot near Northern Kentucky University Grant County Center.

    Fortunately, those hit by the impaired drivers were only orange cones representing pedestrians and the drivers weren’t really drunk.

    The hands-on lesson was part of the NKY Grant County Center’s University 101- Orientation to College and Beyond class.

    The Fatal Experience Driving Simulation allows teens to gain real-life exposure to the dangers of impaired driving without being at risk.

  • WHS Band of Spirit wins Grand Champion Cup

    Willliamstown Band of Spirit returned home from Tennessee on Sunday with the Chancellor’s Grand Champion Cup from Vanderbilt Marching Invitational.

    The band won the championship trophy as the overall highest scoring small division band.

  • GCHS JROTC hosts Raider, Drill challenge

    The Grant County High School JROTC hosted the fourth Annual Raider and Drill Team Challenge on Sept. 18, with four states, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Indiana,  represented.

    GCHS did not participate in the competition. Their job was much greater.

  • See You At The Pole
  • Buster rolls into Grant County elementaries

    More than 3,000  children ride buses to school, on 53 regular bus routes, in Grant County and safety is the number one issue. That is why Buster the Bus is visiting each elementary school teaching the children about bus safety.

    Roxanna Traft and Jackie St. Amour, both school bus drivers and driver trainers, are Buster’s chaperons as he makes his school rounds.

    Although safety is of utmost importance, the two say there is another qualification for the high stress job.

    “You’ve got to like kids to be a bus driver,” St. Amour said.

  • Homecoming Royalty
  • 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.