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Education

  • 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.

  • Boyle earns doctor of audiology degree

    Tina Boyle recently graduated from A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences in Mesa, Ariz., with a doctor of audiology degree. 

    Dr. Boyle, of Crestwood, attended Murray State University and the University of Louisville before enrolling at ASHS. She is the daughter of Stan and Rose Ann Esterle of Louisville, and is married to Shawn Boyle. They have three children, Matthew, Devin and Kaitlyn.

    Boyle is a technical advising audiologist with GN ReSound.

  • Kirk wins first place in conservation district’s art contest

    Lydia Kirk, a student from Liberty Elementary, won first place in the region for her conservation-themed poster in an art contest sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts and the Kentucky Farm Bureau.

  • Local Transy student named to ‘Who’s Who’

    Kentucky Country Day School graduate and Transylvania junior Allison Burger has been named to “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”

    Who’s Who recognizes an elite group of students selected from more than 1,900 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Students are selected based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.

  • 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.