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Education

  • Williamstown brings home fourth state title

    It just doesn’t get any better than this…. Williamstown Band of Spirit brought home The Governor’s Cup and another Class A State Championship Title. This is the fourth Class A Championship for Williamstown in the past five years.

    The day began as the band competed in semi-finals on Nov. 1 at Butler High School in Louisville.

  • Band of Spirit advances to state

    Sixteen marching bands competed in the Class A regional competition on Oct. 25 at Beechwood High School.

    Williamstown Band of Spirit took the field at 4 p.m. and entertained the crowd with their best performance of the season.

    When the top eight bands were announced Saturday evening, Williamstown was named among Beechwood, Hazard, Lee County, Nicholas County, Pineville, Harlan, and Paris to advance to state competition on Nov. 1 in Louisville.

  • Jansen takes part of Georgetown's homecoming

    Kyle Jansen, a junior psychology major from Crittenden, escorted Amy Hines, a junior from Paris, at the Georgetown College Homecoming Court during halftime ceremonies of the Tigers football game against Campbellsville University on Oct. 25.

    Jansen is a 2006 graduate from Grant County High School. He is the son of Jim and Bonnie Jansen.

  • 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?