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Education

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

    Six Oldham County residents have been named to the dean’s list for the winter term.

    Among them are Oldham County High School graduate Gregory Finch, a sophomore and the son of John and Cecilia Finch of Crestwood; and South Oldham High School graduate David Akers, a junior studying mathematics and psychology, and the son of Carol Akers of Pewee Valley.

    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average during the term.

  • NOHS journalism students win awards

    The North Oldham High School journalism program brought home several first place awards at the Kentucky High School Journalism Association competition. 

    NOHS Students won first place in overall newspaper design, yearbook cover design, writing style, theme development and overall coverage.

    The yearbook also earned the first place general excellence award.

  • Young engineers

    The South Oldham Middle School Robotics Team recently competed in one of three regional Student Technology Leadership Program Robotics Tournaments. The tournament, in New Castle, was hosted by Henry County Middle School. Judges were provided by Transylvania University. 

    Alex Springer, a seventh-grader, won first place with Brandon Trapp, a sixth-grader, winning second place. Team members Wesley Gresham, Teddy Martin and Ray White, placed fourth. Peyton Culver, a seventh-grader, placed fifth. Evan McManus, a sixth-grader, also competed.

  • Local students named to Eastern Kentucky University’s dean’s list

    For the spring semester, more than 2,000 students at Eastern Kentucky University earned dean’s list honors. The list includes several students from Oldham County:

    • Deven King of Crestwood, a sophomore studying biology and pre-veterinary science; 

    • Ryan Leavitt of Crestwood, a senior studying aviation; 

    • Lauren Pfeifer of Crestwood, a junior studying elementary education; 

    • Carl Silcox of Crestwood, a sophomore studying criminal justice; 

  • Williams wins AP Teacher of the Year award

    Pete Williams, a calculus  and physics Teacher at North Oldham High School recently earned the 2009 Kentucky Advanced Placement Teacher of the Year award from the Siemens Foundation for his five years of work in AP statistics at North Oldham High School.

    The Siemens Foundation awards for Advanced Placement is a $300,000 annual commitment of support for the efforts of students, teachers and high schools that excel in AP initiatives across the nation. 

  • Johnson named to Furman University’s dean’s list

    Maeve R. Johnson of Goshen was named to the Furman University dean’s list for the spring semester. 

    To be named to the dean’s list at the university, students must earn at least a 3.4 grade-point average.

    Johnson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Johnson.

  • Pewee Valley native at Transylvania University awarded scholarship

    South Oldham High School graduate and Transylvania University rising senior David Akers has been named a Transylvania Scholar. 

    This scholarship is awarded annually to rising junior and senior students who achieve outstanding academic records and make significant service contributions to Transylvania. This scholarship covers tuition and the general fee. The recipients are chosen by a panel of faculty members who interview each applicant.

    Akers, who is studying mathematics and psychology, is the son of Carol Akers of Pewee Valley.

  • Constant earns state award in PTA Reflections contest for music

    Anna Constant, a student at Centerfield Elementary, is a winner at the state level in the PTA Reflections contest for her original music composition. 

    Her composition will be judged against others in the Reflections competition at the national level.

     

  • OCHS dance team to host dance class, showcase

    Oldham County High School’s dance team will host a “High School Musical” dance showdown at 12:30 p.m. June 20 at the James T. Beaumont Community Center in La Grange.

    A dance class for children ages 6 to 12 will take place before the event from 9 a.m. to noon at the community center. 

    The cost is $20 per child or $30 for two siblings. Fee includes drinks, a snack and a goody bag. Children must bring a sack lunch.

    Dancers must register by June 18. 

  • Local students named to president’s list at EKU

    For the spring semester, more than 700 Eastern Kentucky University students were named to the president’s list. 

    Students from Oldham County include Deven King of Crestwood, a sophomore studying biology and pre-veterinary science and Kayla Stewart of Crestwood, a senior studying elementary education.

    To be named to the president’s list at EKU, students must earn a 4.0 grade-point average for the semester.