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Education Briefs

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By The Staff

10 graduate from IWUTen students from Oldham County were among 1,700 students who received degrees during graduation ceremonies April 26 at Indiana Wesleyan University’s main campus in Marion.Graduating were Jennifer Acord of Crestwood, associate of science in business; Jill Bouvet of Crestwood, master of education, online; Sarah Culver of La Grange, master of education; Victoria Houchens of Crestwood, master of education, online; Meri Hutchinson of La Grange, bachelor of science, business administration; Noel McDevitt of Crestwood, exceptional needs education, bachelor of science; Karen McElhaney of Pewee Valley, bachelor of science, nursing; Timothy Potter of La Grange, bachelor of science, marketing; Bob Rager of Crestwood, associate of science, business; Kerry Smith of Crestwood, bachelor of science, management.St. Francis takes sixth in national chess tournamentSt. Francis School in Goshen placed sixth in the K-5 division of the U.S. Chess Federation Burt Lerner Elementary National Championship May 10-11 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Forty-three teams from around the United States participated. The team is also 2007 Kentucky State Fourth Grade Team Champions and 2008 Kentucky State K-5 Team Champions.

OCMS hosts art festivalKentucky Poet Laureate Jane Vance critiques student Sarah Dietrick’s personal narrative “The Catastrophe” during Oldham County Middle School’s art festival May 14. The festival included displays of a variety of student art.

Local students receive Farm Bureau ScholarshipsJoshua Dabbs is the recipient of a $1,000 Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship and Patricia Smith will receive the $3,000 Leadership in Agriculture Scholarship. Both are seniors at Oldham County High School.The grants are among the 59 college scholarships worth $88,500 that are being awarded this year by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation to deserving students from across the Commonwealth.Since its inception in 1953, the Farm Bureau Foundation has distributed more than one million dollars to high school seniors in Farm Bureau member families.Recipients were judged on a variety of issues such as academic excellence, extra curricular activities, leadership abilities and financial need.Dabbs plans to attend the University of Kentucky where he will major in pre-med biology. He is the son of Steve and Terese Dabbs of La Grange. Smith plans to major in animal science at Murray State University. Her parents are John Brent and Patricia Smith of Smithfield.