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Education

  • Jackson graduates from Eastern Kentucky

     Matthew Jackson of Goshen is among 1,293 graduates from Eastern Kentucky University this spring.

    Jackson earned with a bachelor’s degree in environmental health science.

  • Conn earns dean’s scholarship at UK

    Virginia Lee Conn, a University of Kentucky senior from Oldham County, recently earned the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Scholarship. 

    Conn, a graduate of Oldham County High School, is the daughter of Karen Conn of La Grange. 

    At UK, Conn is a Singletary Scholar, president of the UK Feminist Alliance, a member of student council and a participant in the Deauville Jumelage exchange program. Conn is studying english and studio art.

  • Ricks earns RWC scholarship

    At the recent annual tea hosted by the Oldham County Republican Women’s Club in Crestwood, a scholarship was awarded to Madeleine Ricks of Goshen. Ricks is a graduate of North Oldham High School and plans to attend Louisiana State University in the fall, and study marketing.

    Ricks was a highly-competitive gymnast for 12 years, a cheerleader and ranked diver. She was a member of the Mustang Mentors, the National Honor Society and founder of the Republican Club at NOHS.

  • La Grange Elementary School announces registration dates

    La Grange Elementary School recently announced several dates for registration and orientation for the 2009-10 school year.

    Student registration will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 4, and from 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 5.

    Kindergarten Jumpstart registration is 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 4 and 5. 

    Kindergarten orientation and registration is 10 a.m. Aug. 4.

    An ice cream social will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 10. 

    New student orientation is 6:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 10.

    School begins at 7:50 a.m. Aug. 12.

  • Good citizens

    The Locust Grove Elementary Citizenship Award honors students who daily demonstrate good citizenship at school.  Students vote for the boy and girl in their class that demonstrate citizenship, a positive attitude, academic growth, leadership and sportsmanship.  

    Intermediate winners: Ashley Harms, Ryan Heelan, Wesley Yonts, Maddie Weiland, Marco Suriano and Josh Little; second row, Kate Nix, Caleb Ayres, Robert Carter, Emily Weise and Taylor Carman; third row, Bailey Weiss, Daniel Shircliff, McKenzie Turner, Josh Lang, Kaia Bentsen, Jillian Rickson and Nolan Mortenson.

  • Pope and Smith earn Robert C. Byrd Honors scholarships

    Natalie Pope and Aaron Smith were each recently awarded a Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship to help pay for their college education. This scholarship award is $1,500 a year.

    Pope, a 2009 graduate of South Oldham High School, will attend Centre College.

    Smith, a 2009 graduate of Oldham County High School, will attend the University of Kentucky to study journalism.

    While at SOHS, Pope was a member of the Girl Scouts, Louisville Youth Orchestra, academic team and Junior and Senior Advisory Board.

  • Visual art institute planned

    The Oldham County Schools Arts Center is offering a 2009 Summer Visual Art Institute course.

    The institute is an intensive summer course designed to work in correlation with other high school art classes to give students a stronger visual language. 

    To be accepted, students are required to audition for the institute by submitting a portfolio of five pieces of the student’s choice.  

    Admission is based on artistic merit and recommendation by their art teachers.  This course is approved by the OCBE for one performance-based credit. 

  • Local students named to Bluegrass Community and Technical College’s dean’s list

    Among the students named to the dean’s list at Bluegrass Community and Technical College for the spring semester, several are from Oldham. 

    They are Alyson Balogh, Demetrious Banks, Gregory Berry, Sarah Binder, Rebecca Bishop, John Campbell, Thomas Jewell Jr., Micah Morris, James Rucker, Lauren Simpson and Melissa Tolin.

    To be named to the dean’s list at BCTC, students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average.

  • Oldham students named to Universityof Louisville’s dean’s list

    Several Oldham County students were named to the dean’s list at the University of Louisville for the spring semester.

  • Local students graduate from Centre College

    Several local students recently earned a bachelor’s degree from Centre College. 

    Tyler Foote earned degrees in government and history.  He was awarded The Jobson Memorial Prize for student government association.

    Foote is the son of Donald and Kellie Foote of Goshen and is a graduate of North Oldham High School.

    Tamaryn Tuller earned a degree in elementary education, and graduated cum laude.

    Tuller is the daughter of Oliver and Karen Tuller of Prospect and is a graduate of North Oldham High School.