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Education

  • North Oldham High School junior selected for West Point program
  • Summer robotics camp keeps students learning

     

    School may be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean some students aren’t still learning important lessons.

    Oldham County Schools held a FIRST Lego League Robotics Camp last week, joining together fourth and fifth graders preparing for their first season in the league and members of the high school-age division, Engineers of Tomorrow.

  • Free summer meals for students

    Students looking for free breakfast or lunch will have the opportunity to fill their stomachs thanks to an Oldham County Schools program. Starting this week, anyone under 18 years old can receive a free meal from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and/or noon to 12:45 p.m. at La Grange Elementary School. The program lasts until August 8. For more information contact Graham Reynolds at 222-9454. There is no paperwork to fill out and meals must be eaten at the school.

  • North students at Wind Institute

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  • Crestwood native graduates from Centre

    Ashley Boerrigter of Crestwood received a BS in behavioral neuroscience, graduating Cum Laude, at Centre College’s 191st Commencement, held Sunday, May 25 at the college’s Norton Center for the Arts. She was one of 325 seniors who were granted degrees, a class that posted an impressive four-year graduation rate topping 84 percent -- the highest graduation rate among all Kentucky colleges and universities. Gov. Steve Beshear was this year’s featured Commencement speaker.

  • Ag club gives scholarship

    Young fairgoers have often asked “Freddy,” that giant farm boy sitting on the porch of the Kentucky State Fair, what he does for a regular job. The answer might be “help send young people to college.”

    With funds raised by being the voice of Freddy Farm Bureau, and volunteering at efforts like the upcoming PGA tournament, the Louisville AG Club provides scholarships to young people attending college in the pursuit of ag careers.

  • Anderson awarded military scholarship

    One of the military community’s premier benefits has become even more valuable to 600 college and high school students. The annual Scholarships for Military Children Program winners have been announced and the “Honor Roll” is impressive. Approximately 5,000 students applied for the scholarships at commissary locations worldwide. All of the recipients are listed at www.militaryscholar.org, the official website for the program.

  • Brown graduates from Murray

    Christian Brown of Crestwood graduated from Murray State University on May 10. He received a BS in Biology, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Christian is the son of Pam and Dan Brown. Christian will attend graduate school this fall at Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif..

    Established in 1922, Murray State University has become known through the years as a student-centered university where the emphasis is on academic excellence. Murray State University has an enrollment of approximately 10,800 students.

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  • Overcash receives degree from Colorado

    Erin Roxie Overcash, a 2009 graduate of North Oldham High School, graduated from the University of Colorado – Boulder on May 8 with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. On May 9, she received her commission from the United States Navy. She was the Honor Graduate of her ROTC unit and selected by her peers for the Admiral Arleigh Burke Award.

  • County schools institute tougher truancy penalties

     

    Parents of persistently truant students enrolled in Oldham County Schools will soon be facing stiffer penalties if their children continue to miss school.

    In a move supported by OCS, County Attorney John Carter, local public defenders and district court judges, a new system was recently put in place to hold parents accountable earlier in the truancy process without parents being able to wiggle out of charges when a school year ends, Assistant Superintendent Dan Orman said.