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Education

  • Pope and Smith earn Robert C. Byrd Honors scholarships

    Natalie Pope and Aaron Smith were each recently awarded a Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship to help pay for their college education. This scholarship award is $1,500 a year.

    Pope, a 2009 graduate of South Oldham High School, will attend Centre College.

    Smith, a 2009 graduate of Oldham County High School, will attend the University of Kentucky to study journalism.

    While at SOHS, Pope was a member of the Girl Scouts, Louisville Youth Orchestra, academic team and Junior and Senior Advisory Board.

  • Visual art institute planned

    The Oldham County Schools Arts Center is offering a 2009 Summer Visual Art Institute course.

    The institute is an intensive summer course designed to work in correlation with other high school art classes to give students a stronger visual language. 

    To be accepted, students are required to audition for the institute by submitting a portfolio of five pieces of the student’s choice.  

    Admission is based on artistic merit and recommendation by their art teachers.  This course is approved by the OCBE for one performance-based credit. 

  • Local students named to Bluegrass Community and Technical College’s dean’s list

    Among the students named to the dean’s list at Bluegrass Community and Technical College for the spring semester, several are from Oldham. 

    They are Alyson Balogh, Demetrious Banks, Gregory Berry, Sarah Binder, Rebecca Bishop, John Campbell, Thomas Jewell Jr., Micah Morris, James Rucker, Lauren Simpson and Melissa Tolin.

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

  • Oldham students named to Universityof Louisville’s dean’s list

    Several Oldham County students were named to the dean’s list at the University of Louisville for the spring semester.

  • Local students graduate from Centre College

    Several local students recently earned a bachelor’s degree from Centre College. 

    Tyler Foote earned degrees in government and history.  He was awarded The Jobson Memorial Prize for student government association.

    Foote is the son of Donald and Kellie Foote of Goshen and is a graduate of North Oldham High School.

    Tamaryn Tuller earned a degree in elementary education, and graduated cum laude.

    Tuller is the daughter of Oliver and Karen Tuller of Prospect and is a graduate of North Oldham High School.

  • Two from Oldham graduate from Centre College

    Two Oldham students recently graduated from Centre College.

    Allison Perkins earned a degree in mathematics, and graduated cum laude. Perkins is the daughter of Doug Perkins of Crestwood and an Oldham County High School graduate. 

    Ryan Smith earned a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. Smith is the son of Jeff and Diane Smith of Crestwood and an OCHS graduate.

  • Local students graduate from Eastern Kentucky University

    • Brandon Berry graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in construction management

    • Alison Madden graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies

    • Lindsey Riggs graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science

    • Jessica Roberts graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science

    • Laura Stedronsky graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education

    • Michael Breit graduated with bachelor’s degree in construction management.

  • Ky. schools are becoming safer

    Kentucky schools are safer now compared to five years ago, according to a recent report. As far as Oldham County schools, it’s tougher to discern.

    A report issued by the Kentucky Center for School Safety shows from 2003 to 2008, the state saw an 18.3 percent decline in disciplinary actions and a 34.3 percent decline in drug incidences.

    Despite the overall decline, a couple categories saw a jump. 

  • Dancing with the stars

    The Oldham County Schools Arts Center will play host to the the Lavelle Smith Jazz and Hip Hop camp Aug. 3-7.

    The camp is high energy and intensive, in which students will get to work with the internationally renowned choreographer Lavelle Smith.  

    Smith is a MTV award-winning choreographer who has worked with Beyonce Knowles, the Rolling Stones, the late Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson.

  • Beyke graduates from Murray State University

    Andrew M. Beyke of Crestwood recently graduated from Murray State University. 

    He earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. Beyke is the son of Jeff and Julie Beyke.