The Grant County High School JROTC Raider Teams competed in the Alternate National Championships hosted by Campbell County High School Army JROTC Program at Cove Lake State Park in Caryville, Tennessee.
Chas Morgan is Williamstown Elementary School Intermediate Student of the Week. He is in Amy Hickman’s fourth grade class.
“Chas is such a pleasure to have in my class,” Hickman said. “He is always working hard to better himself, always willing to help others, and challenges me to be a better teacher. His sarcastic sense of humor keeps me on my toes!”
His favorite thing about school is books and his favorite book is “The Lightning Thief.” Morgan’s favorite subject is recess.
Isaiah Magee is Williamstown Elementary School Primary Student of the Week. He is in Michelle Whaley’s second grade class.
“He is one awesome dude,” Whaley said. “He is sweet, polite, and always eager to learn.”
Isaiah’s favorite book is “Mr. Baseball.” His favorite subject is math and he likes gym and recess.
Williamstown Elementary School Intermediate Student of the Week is Ronan Fedak. He is in Trish Merritt’s fifth grade class.
“I chose Ronan for student of the week because of the progress he’s made,” Merritt said. “Ronan has improved in all academic areas and always gives his best effort. I’m so proud of Ronan and truly enjoy being his teacher.”
Ronan’s favorite thing about school is being with his friends. He likes math and his favorite book is “Pokemon.”
Destiny Wallace is Williamstown Elementary School Primary Student of the Week. She is in June Bodenhamer’s second grade class.
“Destiny was chosen as student of the week because she is always well prepared,” Bodenhamer said. “Her homework is always completed on time and it is extremely neat. She demonstrates good listening skills; she follows the classroom and schools rules; and she gets along well with her classmates. Destiny gives 100 percent all of the time. It is a real joy having Destiny as a student.”
The Grant County High School Caring for Communities Club challenged all third period classes to see who could bring in the most food for the Northern Kentucky Community Action Center in Williamstown. The food drive ran from Nov. 9 to Nov. 22. The JROTC class won the contest with 176 donated items and celebrated with a pizza party on Nov. 24. In total, students contributed 834 items.
Coleen Lynn Ellis and Diana Clifton recently were awarded $1,000 scholarships for non-traditional students attending Northern Kentucky University Grant County Center.
The scholarships, which are given out twice a year, are provided by the Grant County Conservation District.
Ellis, 41, of Dry Ridge, is the daughter of Virginia Lowe and Joe B. Williams. She has three children, Autumn, Dorothy and Isaiah.
Ellis said she wants to be a geologist and work with the community to better the ways of taking care of what the world has been blessed with.
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.
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.