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Education

  • WHS Band of Spirit receives top honors

    The Williamstown Band of Spirit received top honors again on Sept. 19 when they traveled to Eastern High School in Louisville. The band was awarded the grand champion trophy at the Eastern Eagles Classic.

    Williamstown, the only Class A band to compete, earned a spot in finals competition by placing second overall in preliminaries behind powerhouse Adair County. 

    Following an energized finals performance, the band received the grand champion title, edging out Adair who was named reserve grand champion. 

  • Grant County starts season with a bang

    Led onto the field for the first time by new field commander Lucas Hampton, Grant County Marching Band started the season off with a bang as they brought home Reserve Grant Champion behind a fellow Grant County band, the Williamstown Band of Spirit.

    They performed their repertoire “4” at 3 p.m. at the 19th annual Beechwood High School Festival of Bands and later competed in finals among 10 other bands.

  • FFA students attend leadership center

    The officers and committee chairmen for the Grant County Future Farmers of America chapter attended the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center July 20-24.

    The following members attended: President Tyler Spillman, Vice President Nicole Courtney, Secretary Mattie Kuechler, Sentinel Amanda Mills, Historian Jake Denney, Parliamentarian Tyler Holder and members Tyler Courtney, Clarissa Stoots, Cody Fornash and Cheyenne Miracle, along with advisors Sarah Baker and Richard Gater.

  • Williamstown students participate in TIP

    For the past 29 years, Duke University in North Carolina has offered students in the 7th grade from 16 states to participate in the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP). A student must score a 95 percent in any area on their state test to qualify for the TIP Program.

    This year, five students from Williamstown were able to participate. The following students signed up to take the ACT college exam as seventh graders: Macy Goetz, Jordan Howard, Hannah Kinsey, Logan Osborne and Tucker Trenary.

  • Band of Spirit named Grand Champion

    The stands were packed with  fans as The Williamstown Band of Spirit won the Grand Champion banner in Ft. Mitchell on Sept. 12 at the 2009 Beechwood High School Festival of Bands.

    Earlier in the day, Williamstown swept the Class A Preliminary Competition, winning first place, as well as outstanding music, visual and overall effect honors; paving the way for a spot in finals competition later in the evening.

    One at a time, 11 bands took the field for finals, with Williamstown performing in the seventh time slot. 

  • Freshmen transition into high school

    When Grant County schools started their school year on Aug. 13, 308 freshmen started their first day of high school.

    Brittnie Seibert had expectations for the start of her high school career.

    “I knew the classes would be hard but it would be more fun because we would have opportunities to do stuff we didn’t do in middle school,” she said.

    Last year, the eighth grade class came to the high school to look around the school, learn their way and meet the teachers.

  • Altman spends summer as legislative page

    This past summer, Kilian Altman got to work as a page for Rep. Royce Adams in the Kentucky House of Representatives. He got to see first hand the ins and outs of how bills are passed. He learned how much representatives put in to get bills passed.

    Altman became interested in politics during the presidential elections. He watched the debtates and town hall meetings every night. He would then discuss his views.

    He enjoyed going to Frankfort and working as a page and found the work to be rewarding.

  • Top scholars

    Western Kentucky University

    Three students from Grant County have been named to Western Kentucky University’s dean’s list and two have been named to the president’s list for the spring 2009 semester.

    Students making the dean’s list have a grade point average of 3.4 to 3.79 on a 4.0 scale. Students on the president’s list have a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0.

    The students from Grant County honored are:

    • Crittenden – Jacqueline Elliott, dean’s list

  • UK names students to dean’s list

    UK names students to dean’s list

    Thirteen students from Grant County have been named to The University of Kentucky’s dean’s list for the spring 2009 semester.

    To make a dean’s list in one of the UK colleges, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.6 or higher and must have earned 12 credits or more in that semester, excluding credits earned in pass-fail classes. Some UK colleges require a 3.5 GPA to make the Dean’s List.

    A total of 4,166 students achieved Dean’s List recognition.

  • Back-to-school information

    Back-To-School events are being planned at various schools in the Grant County School District. Those events include:

    • Crittenden-Mount Zion

    Redi-Fest for all returning students will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 28. Parents/guardians should stop by and review/update personal information on file for each student, pick up supply lists and other school information.