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Education

  • University of Louisville

    Seven students from Grant County earned honors on the University of Louisville’s dean’s list or as a dean’s scholars for the semester that ended May 2009.

    A student named as a dean’s scholar has achieved a grade point average of 4.0. Students who have been named to the dean’s list have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9.

    Those receiving honors as a dean’s scholar include Katelynn Bachman (Williamstown High School); Rebecca Puralewski (Grant County High School) and Pamela Warman (St. Henry High School.)

  • Top Scholars at Georgetown College

    Three local students have been named to the dean’s list at Georgetown College for the Spring 2009 semester.

    This is the sixth consecutive semester on the dean’s list for Timothy Joseph Burgess II.

    Burgess will be a senior at Georgetown College in the fall, He is majoring in political science, with a minor in English.

    He is the son of Tim and Melody Burgess of Williamstown, and the grandson of Helen Burgess of Williamstown and Geneva Spenneberg of Dry Ridge.

  • Bluegrass Community/Technical College

    Anna Thornton of Grant County achieved dean’s list honors for the 2009 Spring semester at Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

    The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the dean’s list full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

  • Grant students recieve Georgetown scholarships

    Rachel Madden, daughter of Bill and Sheila Madden of Dry Ridge, has been awarded the Christian Leadership Scholarship, the Valedictorian Scholarship and a Music Scholarship to attend Georgetown College. Madden is a 2009 graduate of Calvary Christian School.

    To receive a Christian Leadership Scholarship, a student must show Christian leadership and values within his or her community.

    Christian Leadership Scholarships are renewable for all four years, provided the recipient maintains their active role in the Christian community at Georgetown College.

  • Berea College

    Crystal A. White of Corinth was honored at Scholarship Day Academic Awards Banquet at Berea College.

    The banquet is held annually to honor superior academics, in addition to good character and initiative.

    White received the 2009 Elizabeth D. Gilbert Fellowship in library science. The fellowship is awarded to aid seniors or recent graduates of Berea College for graduate studies in library science. Friends and admirers of Gilbert, Berea College head librarian for many years, established this fellowship in 1973.

  • Hall earns GED diploma

    Billy Joe Hall, from Covington, received his GED diploma from Grant County Adult Education Program.

    Hall had the highest test score out of all the graduates from the program this year. He also had a perfect score in math.

    “I passed with flying colors,” Hall said.

    Hall was a resident of Crittenden from ages 6 – 18 and attended Grant County High School for two years. He moved to Kenton County and attended Scott High School for a short time.

  • GCHS Speech, Drama send 13 to nationals

    Thirteen students from Grant County High School took to the national stage to show off the skills they have worked all year to develop.

    The students are part of the GCHS Speech and Drama team and attended the national National Catholic Forensic League tournament on May 23 and 24 in Albany, NY.

    “The funny thing is that we placed third in the state level as a team, but we sent more students to nationals than any school in Kentucky,” coach Ryan Ray said. “To know that we sent more students is exciting.”

  • GCHS holds Tractor Day

    On May 8, the Grant County Future Farmers of America held tractor day at GCHS.

    This is the first time in three years that the chapter has held tractor day. In order to drive their tractor to school, FFA members had to attend a banquet the previous night.

    There were twelve members that attended tractor day. The categories for tractor day were the biggest International, the biggest John Deere, the biggest miscellaneous, the oldest, the cleanest, the dirtiest, the smallest International, the smallest John Deere and the smallest miscellaneous.

  • Cid completes ‘unique experience’ at Gatton Academy

    It has been two years since Ruben Cid has taken a class at Grant County High School.

    Yet, the 18-year-old Dry Ridge resident will walk side-by-side the class of 2009 during graduation to receive his high school diploma.

    Cid spent his junior and senior years at Western Kentucky University as the first local student selected to the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science.

  • GCHS students leave mark on school

    Cody Kinman, a graduating senior, worked during the school year to paint a mural for Grant County High School.

    Kinman decorated a wall of the school with art that depicted every activity, sport and club at the high school.

    On the background of the mural, Kinman painted bars of music that play the school’s fight song.

    Above, Kinman shows off the finished product.