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Education

  • WHS donates money, supplies to St. Elizabeth cancer center

    Williamstown Independent Schools recently proved that spare pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters add up.

    The Williamstown High School Key Club, a teen service organization through Williamstown Kiwanis, organized the “Coin Battle for Comfort” from April 26-30 in order to raise funds for the St. Elizabeth Grant County Cancer Services Center.

  • Howard recognized as student of excellence

    Jordan Howard of Williamstown has been recognized as a student of excellence in English by the United States Achievement Academy.

    The Academy recognized fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students.

    Howard, who attends Williamstown Middle School, was nominated for this honor by his English teacher, Steve Sigmon.

    Howard is the son of Brian and Stephanie Howard of Williamstown and the grandson of Gary and Pam Humphrey of Crittenden and Shirley and Marilyn Howard Williamstown.

  • Firefighters visit Mason-Corinth Elementary
  • Williamstown Independent chooses star students

    Keene Simpson is WES Primary Student of the Week. He is in June Bodenhamer’s second grade class.

    “Keene is one of those students who can put a smile on your face when he enters the classroom. He always has something positive to say. He is a friend to everyone and is therefore well-liked by his classmates, fellow students and teachers. He is a great reader,” Bodenhamer said.

    Simpson’s favorite subject is PE and he loves his teacher, friends, earning AR points and science. His favorite books are from the Jack and Annie Series.

  • Williamstown holds year-end activities
  • Burgess receives Academic Award

    Representative Royce Adams presented Tim Burgess with an Academic Achievement Award from The Kentucky House of Representatives. The award recognized his accomplishments for his graduating Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. Adams attended a graduation reception for Burgess held at the Dry Ridge Baptist Church on  May 22.

    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.

  • Wilson brings home third place state honors

    Tyler Wilson, a senior at Grant County High School, won third place at the state SkillsUSA competition April 6-9 in Louisville.

    Wilson used the auto body repair skills he learned as a student at Boone County Area Technology Center in Hebron to win the Northern Kentucky Regional SkillsUSA competition in February, where he was awarded a $6,000 scholarship to Ohio Technical College in Cleveland, Ohio.

    The regional win qualified Wilson to compete at the state level, where he was awarded another $6,000 scholarship.

  • Williamstown student given ‘Great Googley Geek Award’

    During an awards ceremony at Google’s New York office, Emily Caudill, a ninth grader from Williamstown Jr/Sr High School in Williamstown, Kentucky, won “The Great Googley Geek Award”, an honorary doodle award.

    Caudill’s doodle depicts a chemical chain reaction. She said that since the world is made up of chemistry, she would start a chain reaction, and make the world healthy again.

  • 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.