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Education

  • County middle schools, students perform well in academic competitions

    Middle school students showcased their intellectual prowess at academic team district competitions in recent weeks.

    North Oldham Middle finished first overall in District 37, which also includes Oldham County Middle and South Oldham Middle. OCMS finished third and SOMS fourth.

    And, despite weather delays causing the competition to be rescheduled twice, East Oldham Middle finished third in District 38.

  • OCHS KMEA performances
  • Adult education spring classes

    Oldham County Adult Education will kick off its spring semester of community education classes in February. This includes a variety of computer classes as well as hobby-related classes.

    Computer classes include a free two-class basic computer course, totaling four hours of free instruction. Additional computer classes are offered in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Each class is two days a week for two weeks.

  • All-American Tune

     

    A visit to Oldham County has been a top priority for Kim Miller.

    The 1991 graduate of Oldham County High School plays clarinet for the concert and ceremonial bands in the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America.

    When Kentucky was recently added to the band’s touring schedule, Miller put a plan to perform back home into action.

  • Miss Kentucky encourages students

     

    Miss Kentucky Jenna Day has a message for the students of Oldham County: never give up on your goals and dreams.

    Day, who was crowned Miss Kentucky last July, recently visited students at Locust Grove Elementary and East Oldham Middle School to talk to them about making healthy choices and gaining self confidence.

    A Louisville native and University of Kentucky student, Day told students they needed to do three things to be successful: take care of their minds, their bodies and their hearts.

  • Dean’s list/Graduation briefs

    Baldwin Wallace

    Lauren Alger of LaGrange has been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall Semester 2013 at Baldwin Wallace University, according to Stephen D. Stahl, Provost. Students who receive at least a 3.6 GPA for seven or more graded hours in a single semester are named to the Dean’s List.

    Georgetown College

    These local area students made the Dean’s List for Fall 2013 at Georgetown College.

  • Adult Education nabs top 25 ranking

    Oldham County Adult Education earned a top 25 state ranking for GED attainment, enrollment and academic performance, according to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

    The rankings are produced monthly, and this is just the second time Oldham County has entered the top 25 coming in 11th place at the end of 2013. Three criteria are used to rank county adult education programs — enrollment, performance and GED attainment.

  • NOHS team takes 2nd place

    The North Oldham High School speech Team earned a second place overall team sweepstakes award last month at a tournament at Kentucky Country Day school in Louisville.

    The team had 11 finalists total, including five top-3 finishes:

    Brooke Hasl — 1st place in Dramatic Interpretation and 2nd place in Prose

    Kiersten Cleveland — 2nd place in Broadcasting and 3rd place in Improvisational Duo with Grace Elbert

    Cedric Cj Withrow — 3rd place in Dramatic Interpretation and 6th place in Storytelling

  • OCHS All-State Band and Orchestra
  • Education Briefs Jan. 19

    Pomfret honor roll

    Devin Frisby of Goshen was recently named to the High Honor Roll for the fall term at Pomfret School. A student earns Honors with a 3.0 average and no grade below a “B-. Frisby, a member of the class of 2015, earned the distinction of High Honors with a 3.5 average and no grade below a B-.

    Founded in 1894, Pomfret School is an independent college preparatory boarding and day school.

    Dean’s list