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Education

  • Speech and Drama places second at tourney

    On Jan. 23, the Grant County High School Speech and Drama Team traveled to Assumption High School to compete at the 2010 “Rocket” Invitational in Louisville.

    Thirty-Two Schools were represented at the tournament.

    Grant County High School placed second overall behind only Boone County at the tournament. Individual finalists and champions from Grant County High School are:

    Dramatic Interpretation - Ariel Dorsey, second place

    Duo - Kara Pennington and Taylor Godsey, fourth place, and Ariel Dorsey and Cody Murphy, sixth place

  • Band members chosen for select band

    The Grant County Band program had a successful weekend on Jan. 16 as 28 students from the band programs at the high school and middle school auditioned and made the 2010 Northern Kentucky Select Honor Bands.

  • Dean's List

    Transylvania

    University

    Three Grant County natives and Transylvania University students have been named to the Dean’s List for the 2009 fall term. Homeschool graduate Sophomore Caleb Ritchie is the son of Danny and Kari Ritchie of Corinth. Grant County High School graduates Juniors Katrina Mineo, an anthropology major, and Raven Mineo, a history major, are the daughters of Brian Richey and Paula Richey, both of Dry Ridge.

    Eastern Kentucky

    University

  • Friendly competition at Williamstown raises money for Haiti

    The devastation of the earthquakes that ravaged Haiti and killed countless numbers of people is thousands of miles away.

    That did not matter to a group of concerned Williamstown students.

    Members of the school’s BETA Club and sophomore class officers organized a fundraiser to help the victims in Haiti.

    What started out as one penny has grown into more than $700 in relief.

  • Williamstown Junior and Senior High School second nine weeks honor roll

    A HONOR ROLL

    Jan. 15, 2010

    Sixth grade

    McKenna Brewer

    Andrew Davis

    Karyna Davis

    Olivia Dezarn

    Chasity Evans

    Nicole Giesbers

    Cassidy Hess

    Avery March

    Rachel Montgomery

    Savanna Moss

    Hannah Scroggins

    Hanson Zhou

    Seventh grade

    Jacelyn Adams

    Allyson Burton

    Derek Cummins

    Mari Johnson

    Sidney Jump

    Emily Simpson

    Brooklyn Wainscott

    Emily Whitney

    Eighth grade

    Macy Goetz

  • GCHS speech, drama earn second place finish at Lafayette tourney

    On Saturday, Jan. 16, the Grant County High School speech and drama Team traveled to Lafayette High School to compete at the 2010 “Thelma Beeler” Invitational in Lexington, Kentucky. 

  • Durr likes being behind the camera

    The Youth Performance Award winner for January is Cody Rose Durr, a senior at Grant County High School.

    Durr, 17, is the daughter of Douglas and Charla Durr of Dry Ridge.

    She has three brothers, Andrew, 14, an eighth grader at Grant County Middle School, Chad, 21, who attends Northern Kentucky University and DeWayne, a bus driver for Kenton County Schools.

  • Ray earns first diamond degree of membership

    Ryan Ray, an English teacher at Grant County High School, has earned a first diamond degree of membership in the National Forensic League.

    Ray serves as the coach of Grant County High School speech and drama team.

    On attaining a total of 1,500 points, coaches are entitled to wear a diamond-set NFL key or pin; additional diamonds accrue at 3,000, 6,000, 10,000 and each 3,000 points thereafter. The minimum time for each diamond is five years as an NFL member coach.

  • Are you eligible for the National School Lunch Program?

    Q: Who qualifies for free or reduced lunch in the schools?  How does this program work?

    A:  If your family is facing financial difficulties, your children may be eligible for free or reduced-cost meals at school.  With today’s economy, a rising number of students can qualify for meal assistance at school.

  • Friendship Foundation donates to Special Olympics

    Members of the Friendship Foundation at Williamstown High School recently donated nearly $200 to the Grant County Special Olympics.The group gave 50 percent of the proceeds from a dance they held for middle school students.

    Friendship Foundation, a student group at WHS, will be holding several other upcoming fundraisers, including an elementary school dance, to help raise $2,100 to participate in the Polar Bear Plunge in February in Lexington.