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Education

  • GCMS seventh graders step into the real world

    Seventh graders at Grant County Middle School stepped into to their parent’s shoes on May 13 at the Reality Store.

    The GCMS gym was buzzing with chatter as students moved from table to table opening a make-believe checking account. Students learned how to write checks and balance their accounts. At this point, it was all on them: the cost of food, shelter and a car, including upkeep, taxes, insurances, etc. They were responsible to pay for the necessities of life, right down to their haircuts and toiletries.

  • Burgess graduates Magna Cum Laude

    Timothy Joseph Burgess, II graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown College with a bachelors degree in political science on May 15. Burgess completed his studies at Georgetown with eight consecutive semesters on the academic dean’s list and a perfect 4.0 semester GPA and a 3.805 cumulative GPA.

    Burgess is the son of Tim and Melody Burgess of Williamstown and the grandson of Helen Burgess of Williamstown and Geneva Spenneberg of Dry Ridge.

     

  • Wright pursues nursing career

    Lindsey Carol Wright, daughter of Mike and Patsy Wright of Dry Ridge, was awarded a degree from the University of Kentucky College of Nursing at a special recognition ceremony held May 7.

    Wright plans to pursue her career in nursing at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington.

     

  • LaFollet earns nursing pin from Gateway

    The Nursing and Allied Health Division of Gateway Community and Technical College presented nursing pins to 23 soon-to-be graduates of the associate degree and practical nursing programs in a special pinning ceremony at Notre Dame Academy in Park Hills.

    Julie A. LaFollette of Dry Ridge was among the students in the associate degree nursing program who received pins.

  • Williamstown Junior and Senior High School honor roll March 21, 2011

    Williamstown Junior and Senior High School honor roll March 21:
    • Sixth grade
    Delena Boiko
    Collin Davis
    Morgan Lawrence
    Jade Pinkston
    Magadalene Walters
    Truly Withorn

    • Seventh grade
    Benjamin Beighle
    Megan Garrison
    Avery March
    Carly Middleton
    Rachel Montgomery
    Savanna Moss
    Samantha Souder
    Andrew Wallace

    • Eighth grade
    Emily Simpson

  • Dehner graduates from Georgetown

    Sara Beth Dehner was among the record 242 graduates to receive a bachelor’s degree during Georgetown College’s commencement exercises May 15.

    Dehner is the daughter of Carla Dehner of Williamstown.

  • Saylor on creative career path

    Shawn L. Saylor was awarded a bachelor of arts degree in integrated strategic communications – creative career path with a minor in art studio by the University of Kentucky College of Communications and Information Studies School of Journalism with magna cum laude distinction during the 143rd commencement ceremony on May 8.

  • GCHS presents “Little Shop of Horrors”

    The Grant County High School cast of the musical, “Little Shop of Horrors,” under the direction of choral director, Faith Clifton, began rehearsals in January. Pictured left to right, Abby Mullins, Rebekah Carey, Faith Clifton, Chris Helton, Katie Holtman, Travis Phelps, Luke Hampton, Alexandra Young, Emily Samuel, Cheryl Workman, Molly Brown, Robbie Turner and Jeremy Dunn. Not pictured: Brad Goodman and Nate Davis. The set was painted by art teacher Emily Figueroa and her students.

  • Darnell excels as Ag student

    Carrie Darnell of Morning View was chosen as the Outstanding Agricultural Education Student at Western Kentucky University. Darnell will soon complete her student teaching at Barren County High School and plans to share her passion of agriculture by teaching others as an agriculture educator. She has participated in many clubs and organizations and has been vigorous at representing the entire WKU campus. Darnell is a member of several professional organizations and has received several scholarships.

    She is the daughter of Art and Becky Darnell.

     

  • Working with robots provides time to bond

    On the surface, the session in the gymnasium of Grant County High School on April 27 looked like it was about assembling and programing robots, and it was all that. But underneath all the activity, relationship building was at the core of the robotics program involving Big Brother-Big Sisters, Girl Scouts of Kentucky and a group of Dry Ridge Elementary students who participate in the Kentuckians Encouraging Youth to Succeed program (KEYS).