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Education

  • 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: 

  • Summer camps from the Oldham County Schools Arts Center

    To register for any of the following camps, visit www.oldhamcountyartscenter.com or call 241-6018. Cash, check, Visa and Master Card are accepted.  • Mini- Musical Theatre. Ages 6 to 9. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 15 to 19. $160 ($75 deposit). Lyn Gregory, professional playwright, choreographer and director and Haley Reed, music director will fill the week with music, song and dance from a lively production. Camp fee includes material and copyright fees.  •Theatre Scene Design Art. Ages 6 to 9. 10 a.m. to noon. June 15 to 19.

  • Project grad will be a caribbean night

    June 13 marks the 23rd year that Oldham County residents, businesses and organizations have hosted Project Graduation. Graduating seniors from all Oldham County high schools will gather at South Oldham High School for the annual night-long celebration beginning at 11 p.m. This year’s theme, “Caribbean Nights,” captures the feel of the tropics. The halls and grounds of SOHS will be transformed into a paradise lined with palm trees, a beach, volleyball, a spa, karaoke, music, dancing, food and fun. All participants will win prizes.

  • Carlson named to Phillips Academy winter honor roll

    Chelsea F. Carlson of Goshen, a senior, has been named to the honor roll at Phillips Academy for the winter term. To be named to the honor roll at Phillips Academy, students must maintain at least a five-point grade-point average on a six-point scale.

    Stoltz named to WKU Greek Hall of Fame  Western Kentucky University’s Greek community recently hosted its annual awards convocation.  Chris Stoltz, a senior from Prospect and a member of Sigma Chi, was inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame.