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Education

  • GCHS speech and drama take first at tournaments

    On Oct. 31, the Grant County High School Speech and Drama Team traveled to Bardstown to compete in the second annual Bardstown/Graves County Swing Invitational Tournament.

    In a swing tournament, two schools will host their own tournament simultaneously, allowing students the chance to compete in two different tournaments in one day.

  • WHS Band of Spirit captures first at regional

    The Band of Spirit from Williamstown captured first place in regional competition at Madison Southern High School in Berea Oct. 31.   

    Competing against  nine other bands in class A East Regionals, Williamstown received their highest score of the season and secured a spot in state semi-finals on Nov. 7th.

     Despite the cold temperatures and threat of rain, the Band of Spirit performed an impressive show.   Beechwood, Hazard, and Nicholas County completed the top four bands.

  • Grant County band leaves no doubt

    The Grant County Marching band traveled to Madison Southern High School in Berea Oct. 31 to compete in 4A East Regional Competition.

    The day started for the band at 6:45 a.m. with it raining and cold, but the band was determined to leave no doubt in the mind of the judges that would be seeing them later in the day.  Upon arriving at Madison Southern, the bands schedule was slightly altered as another week of rain caused the competition to be delayed an hour. 

  • Knarr named October YPA winner

    Fellow Williamstown High School seniors Kara Caldwell and Kyle Knarr have been friends since they walked the halls of elementary school.

    So, when Caldwell decided to nominate someone for the Youth Performance Award, only one name came to mind.

    “Kyle was the only person whose name just popped into my head,” she said. “He does a lot outside of school.”

  • Gorby recieves achievement award

    Candace Gorby, daughter of Sean and Rebecca Gorby and 2009 graduate of Grant County High School, is the recipient of a $9,000 Achievement Award from Wilmington College.

    Her main activities and honors included: captain of the varsity basketball team, captain of the varsity soccer team, Remke Markets student achiever, National Honor Society and KHSAA academic all-state first team.

    She plans to major in athletic training for pre-physical therapy.

  • WHS Band of Spirit finishes in third place

    The Williamstown Band of Spirit marched in the cold and rain on Oct. 24 at the Boone County Rebel Classic at Boone County High School.  

    Despite the best efforts of the Boone County staff to repair the mud-soaked field, conditions were  harsh.  Williamstown, the first band of the day to take the field Saturday morning, marched their show at 11:15 a.m.

  • McNay named September youth winner

    When Adrienne McNay saw the opportunity to help children, she jumped at the chance.

    McNay volunteered to help with “Hay Read”, a program where second graders from across the county went to Grant County High School for a night of activities that revolved around this year’s book, “Five True Horse Stories.”

  • GCHS band places fourth overall

    Mud and white pants are not usually a good combination, however put those two together on a cool October Saturday and you have a typical marching band competition that is accompanied by a rainy season. Grant County Marching Band completed its regular season Saturday at the Boone County Rebel Classic. During preliminary competition, the band competed against former 5A band, Montgomery County. Although the field was not in favorable conditions, the band succeeded in sweeping their class and earned another distinguished performance.

  • Williamstown Learning Academy helps struggling students

    Williamstown Middle and High schools are offering an alternative form of education for the 2009-2010 school year.

    The Williamstown Learning Academy is designed to help students who may be struggling in a traditional classroom setting for a variety of reasons.

    The school board approved the academy during its regular July meeting.

    “This is an alternative education program,” said Principal Misty Buchanan. “It is not a separate school.”

  • WHS Band of Spirit named Grand Champion

    After a two week  hiatus, the Band of Spirit returned to competition this weekend  in Edgewood.  Performing at Dixie Heights High School’s first “Festival at the Heights”, Williamstown continued their winning streak by bringing home another grand champion title.

    Performing at 3:30 p.m. in class A competition, Williamstown received first place and captured both color guard and percussion awards in their class.  Beechwood finished in second place, followed by Bellevue, then Dayton.