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Education

  • Buckner graduates exemplify school’s ‘never give up’ mentality

    As a group of Buckner Alternative High School students gather in the Oldham County Schools Arts Center, principal Jonathan Wosoba stands at the podium and balances authority with friendliness as he colorfully commands the congregation.

    “OK, now another guy is going to come up here and shake your hand, but remember he’s a professional so he’s shaking with his right hand,” Wosoba says, demonstrating the act with Buckner teacher Bonnie Hatton. “And another guy is going to be up here saying ‘blah, blah, blah.’”

  • St. Catharine College announces dean’s list

    Nathan Stumler, a South Oldham High School graduate, was named to the St. Catharine College dean’s list for the spring semester.

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

     

  • Simpson earns education award in Carroll County

    Nancy Simpson, a former Oldham County educator, recently earned the Carroll County Board of Education Administrative Employee of the Year – Student Support Service Award. 

    After teaching 22 years, six in Oldham County, she left the classroom to serve as administrative coordinator at Carroll County High School.  

  • Oldham students named to dean’s list

    Jonathon Rice, Lauren Russ and Timothy Oliver, all Oldham County students, were recently named to the JCTC- Carrollton Campus dean’s list for the spring semester. To be named to the dean’s list, students must earn at least a 3.5 grade-point average.

     

  • St. Francis high-schoolers raise money to rebuild school in China

    Throughout the school year, students in St. Francis High School’s Sichuan Earthquake Relief Community Service Group have worked to raise money to rebuild an elementary school destroyed by the May 2008 earthquake in Sichuan Province, China. St. Francis students, led by Chinese language teacher Bob Jones, have organized bake sales, a school dance and a film event to benefit the reconstruction of the Xiang-E Primary School near Dujiangyan, the hardest-hit region in Sichuan. The construction project positions the school as a model for green design and energy efficiency.

  • Hargis named to dean’s list at Northwestern

    Lilia K. Hargis of Goshen has been named to the dean’s list at Northwestern University for the winter quarter.

    Hargis, the daughter of Jeffrey and Martha Hargis, is a student in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern. 

    She is a 2007 graduate of North Oldham High School and is studying English and International Studies. She is a staff writer for the university’s newspaper, “The Daily Northwestern.”

    To be named to the dean’s list at Northwestern, students must earn at least a 3.7 grade-point average.

  • Local student inducted into first-year honorary at Transylvania

    North Oldham High School graduate and Transylvania University first-year Stephanie Townsend was recently inducted into the inaugural class of the Transylvania First-Year Honor Society.

    The society recognizes students who are in the top 20 percent of their class during their first year and have a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

    Townsend is the daughter of Donna Foust of Louisville.

  • Local resident inducted into Holleian Society at Transylvania

    North Oldham High School graduate and Transylvania University senior Kelly Spratte-Lennington was recently inducted into the Holleian Society.

    The Holleian Society was established in 1960 for the encouragement of liberal art studies. Students are selected by faculty on the basis of academic achievement and must place in the top 10 percent of the class to even be considered for the honor. The society is named for Horace Holley, president of Transylvania from 1818-27.

  • Willig graduates from Virginia Military Institute

    Clayton B. Willig of Prospect is among the 249 cadets who graduated from the Virginia Military Institute May 16.

    Willig earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies.  

    His graduating honors include distinguished graduate and distinguished marine corps grad and navy/marine corps commission.  

    Willig is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell R. Willig.

  • Local student accepted to Harding University

    Douglas Brown of Goshen has been accepted to attend Harding University in the fall.

    Brown, the son of Douglas and Felicia Brown, attended Portland Christian School, where he played varsity baseball and was named an outstanding junior. 

    In 2008, he earned the Christian Character award and Yarmouth Book award.