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Education

  • Overcash named honor graduate at University of Colorado

    Midshipman Erin Overcash of Goshen was recently selected as honor graduate from a class of 35 Naval ROTC freshman recruits at the University of Colorado in Boulder. 

    The honor graduate is selected by officers based on skills exhibited during orientation week and in recognition of great potential in future military activities. 

    Overcash, a 2009 graduate of North Oldham High School, is studying aerospace engineering and is a member of CU’s track and field team.

    She is the daughter of Wendell and Joanne Overcash.

  • Locust Grove Elementary School PTA offering flu clinic

    Locust Grove Elementary School PTA recently announced a new effort to help keep children healthy so they reach their full potential –“Let’s Fight the Flu Together!”  

    The Center for Disease Control now recommends that all children from six months through 18 years of age should be immunized.  PTAs throughout the country are working with Flu Busters, a leading provider on on-site vaccinations, and Novartis Vaccines, to host a community vaccination clinic at Locust Grove Elementary School.

  • Dollars for Scholars begins sixth year awarding scholarships

    Oldham County Dollars for Scholars is preparing to award scholarships to the graduating classes of 2010.

    In preparation for this year’s awards, OCDFS’ annual public meeting will take place at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Oldham County Public Library in La Grange. The meeting is open to all who are interested in learning about the program.

  • Goshen Elementaryto host FUNd Run, fall festival

    The Goshen Elementary PTA will host a FUNd Run Oct. 9. 

    The FUNd Run promotes health and fitness while raising funds for PTA-sponsored programs and needs at Goshen.  

    Students will solicit pledges from friends, relatives and neighbors for each lap completed.  

    The FUNd Run will take place Oct. 9 during students’ related arts time.  They can walk, jog or run.

    Each student will receive a free T-shirt donated by Pediatric Dental Group of Louisville and Trans-Orthodontics.  

  • OC graduate named state FFA vice-president

     A former Oldham County High School FFA member has been named vice-president of the state association for the 2009-10 school year. 

    Nicholas Fleitz is a 2009 graduate of Oldham County High School and a past president of his school’s FFA chapter. He underwent rigorous tests and interviews before being named state officer at the FFA state convention.

  • Hampton graduates with honors from Northern Kentucky University

    Tripp Hampton recently graduated summa cum laude from Northern Kentucky University, with a bachelor’s degree in musical theatre. 

    While at NKU, Hampton performed in several theater productions and was a member of the musical theatre tour troupe, dance tour troupe and accompanist for the Broadway Chorus tour troupe. 

    He also founded Fierce Follies, a student-led, student-run cabaret. 

  • Delgado earns Imagine America scholarship

    Arianna Delgado of La Grange recently earned the Imagine America scholarship – $1,000 in tuition assistance from the Imagine America Foundation.

    Delgado, a graduate of Oldham County High School will attend Sullivan University in Louisville and plans to study criminal justice.

    Savage joins staff of Seven Counties Services Inc.

    Nancy Savage of Oldham County was recently hired as principal social worker at Seven Counties Services Inc. 

    Seven Counties is  the region’s comprehensive behavioral health care center.

  • Crase nominated for teaching award

    Jenn Crase, an eighth-grade math teacher at South Oldham Middle School is one of three Kentucky finalists for the Presidential Award for Mathematics teaching grades 7-12.  

    Crase will be recognized at the Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference Oct. 9.  One of three finalists will be chosen to win the award.  The winner will earn a trip to DC and $10,000.

  • Seventh-graders qualify for Talent Identification Program

    St. Aloysius in Pewee Valley recently announced that 16 students from the seventh grade qualified to participate in the Duke Talent Identification Program, almost 50 percent of the class. 

    The Duke University Talent Identification Program is recognized as a leader in identifying and serving the educational needs of academically gifted youth. 

    Participation in the program allows the students to have a better picture of their academic abilities and gives them resources for more varied educational opportunities. 

  • Local scout receives National Eagle Scout Merit Scholarship

    Brandon Kulengowski is one of 56 Eagle Scouts from across the country who recently received a $1,000 scholarship from the National Eagle Scout Association. 

    More than 4,500 applications were submitted for different Eagle Scout scholarship programs.

    Kulengowski plans to attend the University of Kentucky and study chemical engineering. 

    Kulengowski is a 2009 graduate of Oldham County High School.