• Two from La Grange earn National Merit scholarships

    Andrea Atkin and Elizabeth Schaller, both of La Grange, were recently named National Merit scholarship winners. The girls are two of more than 2,800 awarded college-sponsored scholarships.

    Officials of each sponsor college selected their winners from among finalists in the National Merit scholarship Program who will attend their institution. College-sponsored awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.  

  • Local students graduate from Indiana Wesleyan

    Among the students at Indiana Wesleyan University earning degrees at graduation Aug. 8 were several from La Grange.

    Graduates include Mary L. Anthony, who earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing online; Pamela Derbin, bachelor’s degree in nursing; Rhonda Harrison, master’s degree in nursing, primary care; Jamie Hayden, bachelor’s degree in management online; Pamela Kirby, bachelor’s degree in nursing online; and Kelly Miller, associate’s degree in business.

  • South Oldham students attend Governor’s Scholars program

    More and 1,000 Kentucky high school juniors attended this year’s Governor’s Scholars Program for five weeks.

    Among the participants are several from South Oldham High School, including Alyssa T. Badinger, Ashley S. Boerrigter, Timothy N. Boyles, Nicole E. Brown, Christine E. Doolin, Jennifer S. Gorce, Joshua K. Jennings, Whitney L. Menser, Anna J. Roederer, Garrett P. Shields, Austin R. Sipp and Katherine J. Taylor.

  • Special education PTA representatives attend convention

    Representatives from the Special Education PTA were recently among the more than 200 attendees at Kentucky PTA’s third annual convention July 16 -18. 

    Attending the 2009 event from Special Education PTA of Oldham County include Donna Allen, Denise Rowling-George, and Janet Jones.

    More than 50 workshops were offered including working with working parents, cyberbullying, childhood obesity, report cards, suicide prevention, father involvement and working with the school board. 

  • 106 Buckner poems chosen for publication

    A total of 106 student poems from Buckner Elementary have been chosen for publication in Creative Communications’ “A Celebration of Today’s Writers” contest.

    Two teachers — Margie Brodt and Angelica Fotos — had poems from every student in their class chosen. Four other teachers — Sarah Pitcock, Chelsea Whitesell, Heather Cook and Holly Dunigan — had more than half of their students’ poems chosen for publication.

  • Watson awarded Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

    Anthony Watson of Prospect was recently awarded a Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship to help pay for his college education. This scholarship award is $1,500 a year for four years of college.

    Watson will attend the University of Louisville to study psychology.

    He is one of only 30 graduates in the state this year to receive a Byrd Scholarship, a federally funded program administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. 

    KHEAA also administers other student aid programs, including the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship.

  • Johnson named to dean’s list at Somerset Community College

    Kimberley Johnson of Oldham County was recently named to the dean’s list at Somerset Community College for the spring semester.

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

  • Smith awarded presidential scholarship

    Aaron M. Smith, a graduate of Oldham County High School, was recently awarded a presidential scholarship to attend the University of Kentucky.

    The Presidential Scholarship is worth more than $31,500.  It provides the cost of in-state tuition for four years.

    Smith is the son of Jeff and Diane Smith.

  • Hettinger named to dean’s list at NKU

    Nicholas Hettinger of La Grange was recently named to the dean’s list at Northern Kentucky University for the  spring semester.

    To be named to the dean’s list at NKU, students must earn a 3.6 grade-point average.

    Hettinger is a 2008 graduate of Oldham County High School and earned the honor as a freshman studying history. 

    He is the son of Terry and Alisa Hettinger.

  • Oldham students attend Gatton Academy at WKU

    The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at Western Kentucky University was recently named to Newsweek’s 2009 list of “The Public Elites.” 

    Oldham County student Jess Heichelbech, a 2009 Academy graduate, is participating in a WKU study abroad trip to Germany this summer and is studying the German Language and Culture.

    Oldham County students Chandler Santos, Tyler Scaff and Benjamin Venable are all members of the Class of 2011 and will be attending the academy in the fall.