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Four students named National Merit Scholars

Four Oldham County seniors have earned the designation as National Merit Scholars this year — Josh Rosenberg from North Oldham High School and Andrea Atkin, Sean Kruer and Elizabeth Schaller from Oldham County High School.  Students are evaluated on their PSAT test scores, their academic record, an essay and other criteria.  About 4,600 students in the nation each year are named National Merit Scholars. Dunn participates in Georgetown College’s scholarship pageant Rae Dunn, a sophomore vocal performance major and math minor from La Grange, participated in the 60th annual Belle of the Blue scholarship pageant at Georgetown College.  Dunn represented Flowers Hall at the Georgetown College tradition Feb. 21 in the college’s historic John L. Hill Chapel. Dunn is a member of concert choir, chorale and lyric theatre society at Georgetown. A 2007 graduate of South Oldham High School, she was a member of All-State Chorus 2007, National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America.  Dunn. the daughter of Jerry and Dawn Dunn, was also in South Oldham’s 2004 production of “Bye Bye Birdie” and played the character Maria in “West Side Story” in their 2006 Broadway review.  Five from Oldham named to Morehead State dean’s list The Morehead State University dean’s list for the fall semester includes five students from Oldham County. The dean’s list includes Samantha Boone of La Grange, Jennifer Fannin of  Crestwood, Ryan Hudson, Tina Ward and Jordan Wuthrich, all of La Grange. Kopper named to dean’s list at Baldwin-Wallace College Emily Kopper of Prospect was named to the dean’s list at Baldwin-Wallace College for the fall semester. To be named to the dean’s list, students must earn at least a 3.5 grade-point average. Two from Oldham accepted to Sullivan  Sullivan University in Louisville recently accepted Jennifer Holmes of Crestwood and Arianna Delgado of La Grange for admission to the university in the 2009 academic year.  Holmes and Delgado are students at Oldham County High School.    La Grange students graduate from Morehead State Kelli Spencer and Jordan Wuthrich, both of La Grange, graduated from Morehead State University at MSU’s winter commencement.     Spencer and Wuthrich both earned an  associate’s degree in applied science. Local students named to Somerset Community College dean’s list  John W. Boshoff and Gavin Prange Connin, both of Oldham County, were named to the Somerset Community College dean’s list for the fall semester.   To be named to the SCC dean’s list, a student must maintain a 3.5 grade-point average and be a full-time student at SCC, taking at least 12 credit hours.   Parks and Recreation offers program for preschoolers Oldham County Parks and Recreation Department invites all children ages 2 to 5 years old to attend the Very Important Preschoolers program. The program provides activities such as music, movement, crafts and learning games for children ages 2 to 5 and their parents or guardians. The children will participate in activities to develop social skills and increase fine and gross motor development. The deadline for registration is noon March 16. The registration flyer is available at the John W. Black Community Center or online at www.oldhamcounty.net or by fax. The cost for the six-week class is $35 per child, $30 each for two or more siblings. Space is limited, there is a maximum of 10 and a minimum of six students allowed in the class. Classes meet from 9:15 to 10:10 a.m. and 10:20 to 11:15 a.m. Monday mornings beginning April 13 at the John Black Community Center. For information, call Gary Parsons, 225-0655, or e-mail gparsons@oldhamcounty.net