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Education

  • 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.

  • GCHS Marching Band takes fourth place at Festival at the Heights

    Grant County Marching Band traveled to Dixie High School to participate in their last Kentucky Music Educators Association’s regular season sanctioned competition of the season on Oct. 9.

    In preliminary competition, Grant County was facing two competitors in Class AAAA competition, South Oldham and East Jessamine. Grant County surprised the crowd with a show ending performance with the “Capture the Flag” game ending with the brass team capturing the flag, instead of a tie between the brass and woodwinds that the crowd had seen at previous events.

  • 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.

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