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Education

  • Fellowship awarded to OC graduate

    Jonathan Sherry has won an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for the academic year 2014-2015. He will spend the year living in Barcelona, Madrid and the Canary Islands doing archival research for his PhD dissertation on the history of the Spanish Civil War. Jonathan is a 2005 graduate of Oldham County High School and a 2009 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University.

    He earned a master’s at the University of Pittsburgh in 2011.

    -Submitted info

  • County natives present research inside state Capitol
  • Student selected for Naval Academy summer seminar

    The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) invited a select group of approximately 2,550 young men and women from around the nation and abroad to attend the Naval Academy Summer Seminar program this year. Summer Seminar is a fast-paced leadership experience for rising seniors in high school. This program helps educate, motivate and prepare selected students who are considering applying for admission to USNA.

    Nicolas Ferrera, a student at South Oldham High School, will participate in the 2014 U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar program.

  • School board sets calendar, breaks for upcoming school year

    The calendar for the upcoming school year has been officially set after receiving approval from the Oldham County Board of Education.

    The board approved the calendar at its monthly meeting in February, setting the first day of school as Aug. 20. The final day of school is tentatively set for June 3, 2015.

    The school year’s Spring Break is April 6 – 10, 2015, but for the first time in many years doesn’t line up with Jefferson County Public School’s break.

  • OCS launches engineering academy for next year

    Giving students the tools they need today to solve the issues of tomorrow is a big goal of Oldham County Schools, according to the school district’s 21st Century Learning Outcomes.

    As part of this promise to students and teachers the district has created OCS Engineering Academy, the district announced last week.

    “It’s hands-on, minds-on teaching,” Chief Academic Officer Anita Davis said. “They are going to be building, designing and using auto cad. This isn’t a theory class, it’s a hands-on (one).”

  • Homeschooled student creates alternative prom

    As a homeschooled student, the chances of Victoria Downs going to prom this year were low.

    That is, until she created her own.

    Downs, an 18-year-old Crestwood resident, has created “Night of 100 Stars,” a prom-like event to be held April 26 at Crestwood Baptist Church.

    Downs, who has been home schooled her entire life and is a senior this year, said she didn’t want to miss out on a chance to have a classic high school moment.

  • Homeschooled student creates alternative prom

    As a homeschooled student, the chances of Victoria Downs going to prom this year were low.

    That is, until she created her own.

    Downs, an 18-year-old Crestwood resident, has created “Night of 100 Stars,” a prom-like event to be held April 26 at Crestwood Baptist Church.

    Downs, who has been home schooled her entire life and is a senior this year, said she didn’t want to miss out on a chance to have a classic high school moment.

  • SOHS FCCLA group visits Frankfort

    On Feb. 11th, students across the state of Kentucky met at the state capitol in Frankfort for Student Leadership Day.

    South Oldham High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members attended the event, which was led by student leaders from Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs).

  • OCHS magazine wins award

    Spectrum, the literary magazine published by Oldham County High School, placed first in the state and is ranked among the nation’s best by the National Council of Teachers of English.

    This award is for the edition published in 2013, which was then considered with other state winners for a national award. OCHS did not win the top national honor this year, but did for their 2011 magazine.

    The award-winning publication returned most of its editors for the 2013-14 school year, including seniors Sarah Stovall, Anna Gorsick, Heidi Arbuckle and Hannah Deaton.

  • Student honored by McDonalds as history-maker of tomorrow

    Community leaders joined local McDonald’s Owner/Operators on Feb. 27, recognizing ten area high school students, including Logan Sanderson, a student at North Oldham High School, as Black History Makers of Tomorrow.

    McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana celebrated February’s Black History Month by awarding $15,000 in total scholarships to high school seniors selected for their promotion of diversity, leadership, academic achievement and community involvement.