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Education

  • GCHS band earns distinguished score

    Grant County earned another distinguished score at KMEA 4A regionals hosted at Rowan County High School in Morehead.

    They will advance to semi-final competition on Nov. 1 at South Oldham High School.

  • Can you give us information about the GED?

    Q: My daughter wants to drop out of high school and get her GED. Can you give us information about this test? We don’t know anything about the GED.

    A: The General Education Development (GED) test measures knowledge in five areas: language arts with writing, social studies, science, reading and mathematics. An important part of the GED test is an essay which documents your ability to write and communicate effectively.

  • Bands compete at Boone Co. Rebel Classic

    Williamstown Band of Spirit

    Williamstown Band of Spirit competed at the Boone County Rebel Classic on Oct. 18 in Florence.

    After a cold and windy preliminary competition, where Williamstown placed second behind Beechwood, the Band of Spirit fought back to win the reserve grand champion trophy in the finals.

    As the final scores were announced, Beechwood received third place by the slimmest of margins behind Williamstown, with Bourbon County winning grand champion.

  • Star Students

     

    Williamstown Intermediate

    Sandy Spradlin

    “Sandy is an outstanding student who always strives to give her best effort. She is an excellent helper to other students in the classroom who need a little help or encouragement. I appreciate her manners and attentiveness in class. She has a beautiful smile and is a joy to have in the classroom,” said Debbie Popham, her fifth grade teacher.

    Sandy is a great student and likes to play basketball.

    Favorite thing about school: social studies

    Favorite subject: science lab

  • "It's not really where you are, but who you're with"

    As her senior year goes along, Samantha Ransom is busy with classes and singing with the choir, but she’s still taking time to enjoy her last year at Grant County High School.

    “When the year started, it was like every night there was something going on,” Ransom said. “I either had homework or I was going to a soccer game or a football game. It was crazy. It’s awesome. I love doing stuff with my friends.”

    As the time passes though, she realizes that this is a year full of lasts.

  • Williamstown struts stuff at GCHS competition

    Grant County Marching Band was the host on Oct. 11 as 12 bands from across the area competed in Dry Ridge.

    Williamstown competed in Class A preliminary competition along with Dayton, Beechwood, Raceland, and Lloyd Memorial.

    Williamstown received second place in their division, behind first place Beechwood. Third place in Class A went to Raceland Worthington. The scores were tight, with Williamstown scoring just .67 behind Beechwood.

  • What if I don’t like the way my child’s teacher teaches?

    Q: I do not like the way my son’s teacher teaches. I’ve called other parents and they agree with me. We want to form a group and go to the principal or the school board. What is the best way to do this so that we will be listened to?

  • Crittenden resident accepted to Auburn’s veterinary program

    Amanda Brumley of Crittenden, has been admitted to the professional program in Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine as a member of the class of 2012.

    Brumley earned bachelor’s degrees in agriculture and biology in 2008 from Eastern Kentucky University and she is a 2003 graduate of Grant County High School. Her parents are Vicki Brumley and Russell Brumley of Crittenden.

  • Students earn trip to Orlando with design project

    The skills they learned in class took two Grant County High School students all the way to Florida.

    Jackie Frost and Jennifer Bowling traveled to Orlando over the summer to the Students Taking Action for Recognition national convention, which is part of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America national organization.

  • CMZ students introduced to art through initiative

    Art students at Crittenden-Mount Zion Elementary have been able to gain knowledge on how European art influenced Colonial American art, along with an appreciation for art history as Judith Lamb, the school's art teacher, was selected as a pilot recipient of Picturing America, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities.