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Education

  • Students in science and math enrichment build CO2 dragsters

    Williamstown Jr. High science teacher Sean Binder prepares two CO2 cars for a race. Students in science and math enrichment built their own CO2 dragsters to race against each other.

    First place was sixth grader Megan Garrison, second place was seventh grader Caitlyn Treichel and third place was eighth grader Hannah Kinsey.

  • Williamstown Middle

    Sage Hill is the WMS Student of the Week. She is in the eighth grade.

    “Sage has a super personality...a quote that makes me think of her is...’if you expect the best from yourself, you will meet your goals’...she does,” says Steve Sigmon, her English teacher.

    Angie Williams, her social studies teacher thinks that “she is a blessing to have in class because of her work ethic, personality and encouragement towards other students.”

  • It’s not that easy being green

    You may have noticed yellow and green recycling bins stationed at Grant County Schools—15 to be exact.

    In May of 2009, Kelli Lee’s third period science class at Grant County Middle school brought home a “school in progress” award from the annual Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools (KGHS) conference in Frankfort. The program recognizes schools that take up the challenge to target areas and formulate a plan of action to improve their environment.

  • Academic honors

    Eastern Kentucky University

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 938 graduates at the conclusion of the Fall 2009 semester.

    The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies Dec. 19.

    Local EKU graduates include: Sarah Ann Herbstreit of Crittenden, Erica Tina-Marie Anglin of Dry Ridge, Taylor Oren Depp and Chrystal Nichole Varner, both of Williamstown.

    University of Louisville

    The University of Louisville announced that two local students were among their Fall 2009 graduates.

  • Wilson awarded $6,000 scholarship

    Tyler Wilson, a senior at Grant County High School who is also enrolled at the Boone County Area Technology Center in Hebron, has a passion for cars.

    Wilson won a $6,000 scholarship to Ohio Technical College in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Northern Kentucky Regional SkillsUSA competition held Feb. 28 at Boone County ATC. He competed for three hours, working on mocked-up metal to simulate working on the body of an automobile.

    “I didn’t believe it,” Wilson said of his win. “My parents were happy and amazed.”

  • Babysitting clinic scheduled

    There will be a babysitting clinic and C.P.R. class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 30-31 at the Grant County Youth Service Center, located behind the Grant County Middle School, 305 School Street, Dry Ridge.

    Patty Tripp, a retired military nurse, will be the instructor and lunch is provided. For more information, call 824-1270.

  • Phillips named Youth Performance Award winner

    The Youth Performance Award winner for March is Amanda Phillips, a senior at Grant County High School.

    “Amanda is involved with many activities in the community and her church,” wrote Ashley Tiemann, who nominated her.

    This year Phillips, 18, has only three classes and spends the rest of her day working as a co-op student in the Grant County Youth Service Center. She is the office assistant, performing clerical duties and working wherever she is needed, including providing childcare for students taking parenting classes.

  • Penick wins 'Country Pride' essay contest

    A former Grant County student won first place in a “county pride” essay writing contest. Fourth grade students were asked to write an essay on the topic of “What I like best about Clinton County,” in recognition of the Ohio county’s upcoming bicentennial celebration.

    Jared Penick, a former kindergarten student at Mason-Corinth Elementary School, won first place out of approximately 100 student essays and received a $250 savings bond. Penick’s essay was featured on the editorial page of the Dec. 16 issue of the Wilmington News Journal.

  • Fortner named Youth Performance Award winner

    Miles Fortner, a senior at Williamstown High School, is the Youth Performance Award winner for February.

    His schedule this year includes Advanced Placement calculus and English, as well as two college level classes at Northern Kentucky University Grant County Center. At the end of the semester, Fortner will have a total of eight college credits. His favorite subject is AP Calculus.

    “I’m a math kid,” Fortner said. “Calculus is my best subject and my teacher, Deana Cummins, makes it easy to understand.”

  • Students make music at state level

    Two Grant County High School students have been named to the 2010 Kentucky All-State Band.

    The students, Lucas Hampton, a freshman and Heather Shelton, a junior, were chosen out of more than 800 student musicians at the band competition in December.

    Hampton, 15, is the son of Earl and Rebecca Hampton of Glencoe. He plays bass clarinet and was surprised that he was chosen.

    “Usually a freshman doesn’t get it,” Hampton said. “I was happy that I could represent my school.”