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Education

  • Overcash named to University of Colorado at Boulder’s dean’s list

    University of Colorado at Boulder freshman Erin Overcash was recently  named to the dean’s list. 

    Students must earn a 3.6 grade-point average to be named to the dean’s list.ee

    Overcash is the daughter of Wendell and Joanne Overcash of Goshen. She is an aerospace engineering student and a member of the track team. She is a graduate of North Oldham High School.

  • Local students at Transylvania University named to dean’s list

    Six Oldham County residents have been named to the dean’s list at Transylvania University for the fall term.

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

    Senior Stephanie Huffman, a Campbellsville High School graduate and exercise science major, is the daughter of Steven and Barbara Troxell of Pewee Valley.

    Senior Allison Burger, a Kentucky Country Day School graduate and exercise science major, is the daughter of John and Susanna Burger of Goshen.

  • Students compete at convention

    At the recent National FFA Convention, the Oldham County FFA chapter represented Kentucky in the National Environmental /Natural Resources and the National Floriculture Career Development Team event. FFA state champions qualify for event finals at the National FFA Convention each year. 

  • Oldham students graduate from Indiana Wesleyan University

    Several local students recently graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University. From La Grange, Karen Barnett Sparks earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing; Holly Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing; and Whitney Trapp earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

  • Oldham students named to dean’s list at Lindsey Wilson College

    Three Oldham County residents were named to the dean’s list at Lindsey Wilson College for the fall semester.

    Katie Easton and Daniel Pulliam of Crestwood and Rachel Scalf of La Grange were named to the dean’s list, by earning a 3.5 or higher grade-point average.

  • Dunn participates in poetry contest

    Earlier this year, East Oldham Middle School eighth-grader Sean Dunn submitted a poem to a contest held for young poets. His poem was selected from thousands of entries as one of the top ten in his grade division. 

     

    The Top of the World

    With a giant ear to ear smile across my face I go higher

    The higher I go the more I need to get to the top

    Looking down I can see my dad looking up at me standing on the grass

    I don’t know if I can make it the branches keep getting smaller,

  • Oldham schools boast 124 National Board Certified Teachers

     Oldham County ranks second in the state for National Board Certified Teachers with a total of 124.

    Nearby Jefferson County has 125 NBCTs. Kentucky added 226 new NBCTs in 2009, ranking the state 12th nationwide for NBCTs.

    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said teachers who achieve National Board Certification have “demonstrated a commitment to taking their teaching practice and the teaching profession to a different level.”

  • Locust Grove names Mega skill students of the month

    Several Locust Grove Elementary School students were recently named MegaSkill Students of the Month. The students were honored for demonstrating the skill “Focus” during November.

    Early primary students honored were Mike Wallace, Lucas Hawkins, Sydney Chitwood, Dylan Bayer, Julia Welborn, Will Mettling, Blake Wainer, Sam Young, Lenny Applegate, Olivia Cseh, Yatziry Lopez, Madelyn Wilhite, Lauren Turner, Analise Edwards, Alandra Carroll, Krystabelle Cooley, Ella Shaffer, Windy Fusner, Krista Cox, Cassidy Steele and Grace Downs. 

  • South Oldham Rotary names students of the month

    The South Oldham Rotary Club recently honored the club’s students of the month for December. Daniel Gregory Stoess is a senior at South Oldham High School and attends the Oldham County Career Center. After attending University of Northwestern Ohio, Ohio Technical College or Lincoln Tech, Stoess plans to be a mechanic either at his own hot rod/speed shop or to work on exotic cars. In his leisure time, Stoess is active in Boy Scouts and is working to become an Eagle Scout. Garrett Patrick Shields is a senior at SOHS.

  • Barnett named to dean’s list at Sullivan University

    Ryan Barnett of La Grange was recently named to the dean’s list for the spring and summer quarters at Sullivan University.

    Barnett is studying public safety and criminal justice at Sullivan.