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Education

  • 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.

  • Oldham students graduate from Indiana Wesleyan University

    Among the 1,445 students at Indiana Wesleyan University who earned degrees at graduation Aug. 8 were several from Crestwood.

    Graduates included Sydell Jolly, who earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing; Brian Jones, master’s degree in management; Jane Kitle, master’s degree in nursing, primary care; and Emily Williams, bachelor’s degree in business information systems online.

  • Oldham students audition for Actor’s Theatre production

    During this year’s auditions for the Actor’s Theatre production of “A Christmas Story,” three Oldham County students made the finals for the part of “Ralphie” out of hundreds of participants.

    Evan Boggs, 10, a student at Centerfield Elementary and Jakob Mutchler, 7,  a stduent at Locust Grove Elementary made it to the top 18 in the semi-final round.

    Seth Dewey, 9, a student at Camden Station Elementary made it to the top 9 final round.