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Education

  • Gray's Anatomy

    Visiting North Oldham High School’s AP biology and anatomy students was a nostalgic experience for world-renowned surgeon Dr. Laman Gray.

    “I first became interested in the medical field in my high school biology class,” he told the group. “That was some 50 years ago for me, and there are a lot more opportunities available now.”

  • Students visit Waverly Hills

    Oldham County Middle School’s gifted and talented program visited Waverly Hills Sanatorium on Sept. 15. They got the chance to tour the old haunted tuberculosis hospital, and learned more about the ghost hauntings.

    We would like to share this experience with you.

  • Education briefs

    Local student awarded pre-medical scholarship

    Caitlin Mullen, a senior at the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences, studying biology, recently earned the Kash Senior Pre-Medical Scholarship.

    Mullen is the daughter of Patricia Mullen and Daryle Mullen of La Grange. She plans to graduate from UK in May.

  • Student Voices

    Crestwood Elementary

    Fourth grade

    Teacher: Jeanie Curry

    Life without TV

    Last week I didn’t have power. I went to a park called E.P Tom Sawyer Park.

  • Liberty School eighth grade and high school graduates meet for banquet

    There are only a few high school graduates left from the old Liberty School in Goshen, and they still meet annually for dinner.

    Several years ago they decided to start including eighth-grade graduates, and then it turned into an event for any former Liberty School students, their friends and families.

    On Oct. 4, graduates from 1936 and later came to what is now Liberty Elementary to visit with old friends.

  • Head and Tails: Saving Money

    The penny I chose showed the year 1931. I was disappointed. I was sure it was an important year, but I was homesick for the 21st century. I was tempted to buy another penny from Chloe’s jar, but I’d saved some money and wanted to keep it. So, we decided to spend some time in 1931.

    Needing employment, Chloe and I walked to Mobley’s Mercantile.

  • Education briefs

    SOHS offering ACT Prep

    South Oldham High School is offering an ACT Prep class, open to all students, for the Dec. 13 ACT test date.

    The class costs $150 and includes eight 90-minute strategy sessions, two practice tests, and a practice book, but not the cost of registering for the test itself.

  • Local student awarded research fellowship

    Sara H. Burch, daughter of Joe and Janet Burch of Brownsboro, recently earned a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The grant provides three years of support for graduate studies leading to research-based master or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are in the early stages of their graduate studies.

  • North Oldham history teacher receives honor

    North Oldham Middle School teacher Keely Green was honored Sept. 25 at a school assembly for being named the Kentucky History Teacher of the Year by Preserve America and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

    Judges were impressed by her ability to make history interesting and challenging and by her background in history, said Rebecca Hanley, state coordinator for the award.

  • Dynamite debaters

    Students from North Oldham and South Oldham high schools competed Sept. 27 at Fern Creek High School for a debate tournament in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.

    The NOHS team, Nick Bonomo, Doug Bonomo, Josh Rosenberg, Andy Kangpan, Seth Tompkins, and Cade Friedland, scored either 4-0 or 3-1 for the day with Kangpan participating in a final round in varsity debate. He came in second in a 2-1 decision, and Nick Bonomo took first place in the novice division.