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Education

  • GCHS Speech and Drama compete across state

    On Nov. 8, 2008, the Grant County High School Speech and Drama Team attended the Scott County High School “Susan Moore” Invitational Forensics Tournament held in Georgetown. Fifteen teams from across the commonwealth were in attendance for the first official ‘kick-off’ tournament of the season.

    The team sweepstakes (the overall team competition) ended with Larry A. Ryle High School placing third with 143 points, Grant County High School placing second with 191 points and Rowan County High School placing first with 211 points.

  • Spicer named December YPA winner

    The Youth Performance Award winner for December is Felicity Spicer, a senior at Grant County High School.

    Spicer, 17, is the daughter of Chrissy and Phil Williams of Crittenden.

    Her class schedule this year includes AP English, chamber choir, pre-calculus, accounting, entrepreneurship, journalism and sociology.

    AP English is Spicer’s favorite class because she loves to write.

  • Burgess selected for Honor Society

    Timothy Burgess II has been selected for membership in Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society for college students. ODK recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character.

  • Helton named to All-State choir

    With a passion for music, Rosanna Helton was named to the All-State choir.

    “When I found out, my first reaction was to call my mom, because I was so excited and I wanted her to know,” Helton, a senior at Grant County High School, said. “I was completely amazed that I made it because tryouts were really hard. I was the only one for GCHS that went. I had never met the people I performed with before I met them that day. I had never heard them sing or heard their voices. I didn’t even know their names.”

  • Gifted and talented students learn hands-on math

    Dry Ridge Elementary fifth grader Coleman Epperson found it difficult to build a tower out of the limited materials he was given.

    “We finally have something built. I know it’s pathetic, but to build a right tower I need wood, nails, a hammer and a blowtorch,” he said.

    Unfortunately for Coleman and his 10 other fellow Gifted and Talented students, all they had was tape, spaghetti noodles and small marshmallows to build their structure.

  • GCHS presents ‘Antigone’

    The Grant County High School will present “Antigone” at 7 p.m. on December 19 and 20 at the Grant County High School auditorium.

    They also performed the one-act play at the Kentucky High School Speech League State Drama Festival on Dec. 10 at Western Kentucky University.

  • GCMS names students to honor roll

    A Honor Roll

    Eighth Grade

    Clara Acevedo , Amanda Bass, Kelcie Becker, Lourdes Blanco, James Brungs, Mikaela Brungs, Christina Cuneo, Andrew Eggemeier, Wesley Estep, Steven Fightmaster, Tailor Gilbert, Karen Keister, Kayla Keith, Sarah Kellam, Amy MacAdams, Gwendolyn MacAdams, Eric Mann, Tyler Martin, Kimberly McDaniel, Ivory McGuire, Nicole Norman, Savannah Pelkey, Ashleigh Rhoton, Brittnie Seibert, Kristin Warren, Alexis Willen, Nichelle Wolfe.

    Seventh Grade

  • Schadler works at cemetery and with FFA

    Jordan Schadler is a Grant County FFA Committee Chairperson and is a student in the co-op program at Grant County High School. He works through the co-op program at the Kentucky Veterans North Cemetery located in Williamstown. He has been employed at the cemetery since it opened this past summer. His main responsibility at the cemetery is keeping the lawn presentable to the guests.

  • Jump named November YPA winner

    The Youth Performance Award winner for November is Josh Jump, a senior at Williamstown High School.

    Jump, 17, is the son of Carolyn and Devon Jump of Dry Ridge.

    His class schedule this year includes chemistry, government and economics, pre-calculus, anatomy, English and peer tutoring.

    Anatomy ranks as Jump’s favorite class because it helps him prepare to be a physical therapist which he someday hopes to be.

  • Speech and Drama place second at two tournaments

    On Nov. 1, the Grant County High School Speech and Drama Team attended the Boone County High School / Calloway County High School Swing Invitational Forensics Tournaments held in Florence. Thirteen teams from across the commonwealth were in attendance for the first official ‘kick-off’ tournament of the season.

    For a swing tournament, two different schools hold their individual tournaments simultaneously, giving students two chances to final in each of their events.

    Boone County Results