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Education

  • Local students at Transy named to dean’s list

    Six Oldham County residents and Transylvania University students have recently been named to the dean’s list.

    Among them are Allison Burger, a Kentucky Country Day School graduate studying exercise science and the daughter of John and Susanna Burger of Goshen; Corinne Tuney, a North Oldham High School graduate, and the daughter of Lee and Elise Tuney of Prospect; and Kelly Spratte-Lennington, a senior studying biology and psychology, a NOHS graduate and the daughter of Stephen and Kay Spratte-Lennington of Goshen.

  • Oldham graduate earns master’s degree

    Andrea Costanzo, a 2004 graduate of Oldham County High School, recently earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Louisville Speed School.

    She co-opted at General Electric and worked for the college, where she tutored calculus and helped other students with math. She recently accepted an engineering position with GE.

    She is the daughter of Nick and Darlene Costanzo of Buckner.

  • Goshen Elementary student earns award in national essay contest

    Christopher Chu, a student at Goshen Elementary, won a national essay contest sponsored by American Mothers Inc.

    His essay, “What My Mother Means to Me,” details the patience and discipline she showed in the countless hours she’s spent helping him learn despite his autism-related disorder.

     

  • Adams earns award in PTA Reflections Program

     Jacob Adams, a student at Liberty Elementary, recently earned an award of excellence for his dance choreography in the Kentucky PTA Reflections Program.

     

  • Local student is one of six at Transylvania to earn Fulbright grant

    Stefanie Brock of La Grange is one of six current and former Transylvania University students to receive a 2009 Fulbright grant to teach abroad.

    Brock, who is proficient in Spanish, will teach English to university students in Colombia through the Fulbright Program’s English Teaching Assistantships grant. She will live and work in the country for 10 months.

  • 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.