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Education

  • Oldham County Students study in China

    A group of 12 students from The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, inlcuding Logan Parker and Alex Banaszak, both juniors from Oldham County High School, and Aaron Kirtland, a junior from South Oldham High School, traveled to China during WKU’s spring break to study its changing energy policy, as well as the country’s architectural development. 

  • Area high schools to compete at 2016 FIRST robotics competition

    The Local Engineers of Tomorrow Team 2783 inspires thousands of kids in Kentucky to pursue involvement with STEM-related activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through their summer camps, participation in worldwide tournaments and by mentoring other teams. The team is comprised of local high school students from Bullitt, Oldham, Henry, Shelby and Jefferson counties. On March 10 through 12 they will kick off their season with the 2016 FIRST Saint Louis Missouri Regional Competition at the Chaifetz Arena. 

  • Science Olympiad teams advance to state

    Students from NOMS and NOHS competed in the Science Olympiad Regional Competition this weekend, with several students heading to the state competition.

    The NOHS Science Olympiad team will advance to state after placing 8th in the Science Olympiad Regional Competition on Saturday.

    • Greg McDonald and Nolan Ruggles placed first in Air Trajectory.

  • Education Briefs, March 10, 2016

    Rhodes dean’s list

    Anchorage resident Anna C. Fowler was named to the Rhodes College dean’s list for the 2015 fall semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled in at least 16 credit hours of  academic work and must achieve a semester grade point average of 3.70 or better.

    Fowler is a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy.

  • Elementary schools compete in state Lego tournament

     Three Oldham County elementary schools participated in the FIRST LEGO League State Tournament at Northern Kentucky University on Feb. 6, with Buckner Elementary winning first place in “Gracious Professionalism.” Buckner, Locust Grove, Centerfield and OCMS had advanced to the state tournament from regionals, held Nov. 14, but OCMS was unable to attend the Feb. 6 tournament due to a scheduling conflict. 

  • Education in brief - March 3, 2016

     WKU Coming Home King

    Among 21 Western Kentucky University students vying for the 2016 Coming Home King is La Grange native, Colton Hounshell. The king will be crowned March 3 during halftime of the WKU men’s basketball game versus Southern Miss. Tipoff is 8 p.m. at Diddle Arena.

  • Shark Week at Buckner Elementary

    Buckner Elementary fourth-graders took science education to a new level last week as they dissected dogfish sharks as part of the school’s “Shark Week.” 

  • Education in Brief - Feb. 25, 2016

     

     

    VMI Dean’s List

    The following Virginia Military Institute cadet is
    among the 735 cadets who were recently named to the dean’s list for the first semester of academic year 2015-16.  To be eligible for the dean’s list, a cadet
    must have a term grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and no grade below C.

  • SOMS students serve as senatorial pages

     Caroline Adams and Eloise Brown served as pages for Senator Ernie Harris during the current legislative session. Both girls are seventh-graders at South Oldham Middle School.

  • OCHS student takes stage with Broadway star

    OCHS sophomore Shelby Nasser sang onstage with Tony Award-winning actor and musician Kristin Chenowith.  Nasser was selected from the crowd to perform “For Good,” from the musical “Wicked” as Chenowith’s duet partner.  Nasser has been involved with musical theater since she was five years old. Nasser takes voice lessons from Garrett and Elizabeth Sorenson in Louisville.  She hopes to attend college and study music.