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Education

  • Couvault graduates from University of Kentucky

    Nicholas Couvault, 22, of La Grange is a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in vocal music performance and a bachelor’s degree in arts business administration. He earned the Omicron Delta Kappa Maurice Clay Award for outstanding leadership and scholastic achievement. 

    He is a 2004 graduate of Oldham County High School. This summer, he will work for the Glimmerglass Opera Young Artists Program in Cooperstown, N.Y.

  • South Oldham Middle School social studies teacher honored

    Ron Adkisson, a teacher at South Oldham Middle School, is the Kentucky winner of the National Historian’s Teacher Award from the National Society of Daughters of Colonial Wars. 

    The organization recognizes teachers and leaders of youth organizations in each state for demonstrating good citizenship and patriotism and teaching children about Colonial American history.

  • North Oldham students accepted to governor’s scholars program

    The 2009 Governor’s Scholars includes several local students. From North Oldham High School, Caitlin Hagan, Austin Major, Kathleen Newman, Lauren Renaud and Rachel Richards will spend five weeks at Bellarmine University, Centre College and Morehead State University attending college-level classes.

    The program is open to high-achieving students entering their senior year of high school. The program is free.

  • SOHS Governor’s scholars students named

    The 2009 Governor’s Scholars include several local students. From South Oldham High School, Alyssa Badinger, Ashley Boerrigter, Timothy Boyles, Nicole Brown, Christine Dolin, Jennifer Gorce, Joshua Jennings, Whitney Menser, Anna Roederer, Garrett Shields, Austin Sipp, Katherine Taylor and Megan Ward will spend five weeks at Bellarmine University, Centre College and Morehead State University attending college-level classes.

    The program is open to high-achieving students entering their senior year of high school and is free.

  • Centerfield students earn Rising Star Award

    Two students from Centerfield Elementary — Leah Seward and Winston Jordan — earned recognition at the state level for the Christa McAuliffe Rising Star Award, recognizing students who have improved their grades, attendance and character.

    The award is given in honor of the late Christa McAuliffe, the teacher-turned-astronaut who died in the Challenger space shuttle.

  • Compton earns Pillars of Excellence award

    Odell Compton was recently recognized with Baptist Hospital Northeast’s Pillars of Excellence Award. 

    She was nominated because she saw a need for a wound/ostomy/incontinence nurse at Baptist Hospital Northeast through her work as a nurse on TCU. 

    She sought training, created her own position and wrote her own policies and procedures. She also set up the first preceptor program at Baptist Northeast.

  • OCHS Governor’s scholars students named

    The 2009 Governor’s Scholars include several local students. From Oldham County High School, Caroline Collins, Chelsea Corbin, Jared Dabbs, Beata Durcanova, Hadiya Jones, Rachael Kelley, Derrick Lewis, Benjamin Norton, Brandy Pearson, Paxton Roberts, Ruby Run and Irena Chi Mai Tran will spend five weeks at Bellarmine University, Centre College and Morehead State University attending college level classes.

    The program is open to high-achieving students entering their senior year of high school and is free.

  • Leadership co-op students graduate from inaugural program

    The Oldham County Chamber of Commerce graduated the first Leadership Co-Op Mentoring Program Tuesday night during the Chamber’s quarterly dinner at the John Black Community Center.

    The program was facilitated in partnership with the Oldham County Board of Education.

    The Leadership program was an idea that emerged out of the 2008 Leadership Oldham County class. Five students from area high schools have been working with six different employers. 

  • Odyssey of the mind teams move on to world competition

     Several local students recently competed in the Kentucky State Odyssey of the Mind Competition.  

    Odyssey is a creative, problem-solving competition for kindergarten-through college-aged students. Only the first- and second-place winning teams at the state competition are invited to move on to the next level of competition.

    One Harmony Elementary and two North Oldham Middle School teams have been invited to represent Kentucky at the World Odyssey of the Mind Competition at the University of Iowa in Ames.

  • Students cash in for college

     The Oldham County Dollars for Scholars program, funded by local businesses and organizations, distributed 53 college scholarships worth about $57,000 to local high school seniors May 11. Oldham County Dollars for Scholars scholarship donors and recipients include: