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Youth

  • Shelby student named National Merit semifinalist

    Samuel Saarinen of Shelbyville, a senior at the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU, has been recognized as a semifinalist in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.

    More than 1.5 million students entered the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Students are tested in math, critical reasoning and writing. The 16,000 Semifinalists honored are the highest-scoring entrants in their state and represent less than 1 percent of each state’s high school seniors.

  • Shelby students graduate from Cumberlands

    Jennifer Gilbert and Meredith Cook, both of Shelbyville, received the Masters of Arts degrees in education, with an emphasis in reading and writing, in the August graduating class at the University of the Cumberlands.

  • Shelby students enroll at Centre College

    Six Shelby County students have joined Centre College's largest-ever first-year class and largest overall enrollment. They are:

    •Darian Dugle, son of Latonia Dugle of Shelbyville and graduate of Collins High School

    •Caty Herd, daughter of Ann and Walter Herd of Simpsonville and graduate of Christian Academy of Louisville

    •Nicole Pottinger, daughter of Tamara and Ronald Pottinger of Simpsonville and a graduate of Collins High School

  • Up, up and away

    Miranda Maier, Marysa Maier and Blake Ellis were putting together an air foil in the aerospace engineering class at Collins High School. The propeller should spin and lift the object off the table. Blake attached a chain to gears and removed a link because there was too much slack. A finished product will demonstrate fluid dynamics.

  • Grandparents galore

    Quentin Simmons sits quietly as he works on reading a book with Jeanie Tinsley as part of Grandparents Week at Clear Creek Elementary. Every elementary school had some type of event – breakfast, lunch or reading – on Sept. 9 in recognition of Grandparents Day. Hundreds of visitors were in the schools.

  • College presentation

    A student at the Education Center @ Cropper looked over information as part of a classroom presentation by Sullivan University. The event was planned by David Benders so that the career and college readiness “aspect of education is achieved by walking students through the college admissions process, which will build their self-esteem and support their personal career ambitions.”

  • Shelby students among Green scholarship winners

    Eighteen students from Shelby County have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority for their outstanding academic performance in high school.

    Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade-point average each year of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    Local students who earned this prestigious designation from the graduating classes of 2012 are:

  • Shelby students in orientation at Purdue

    Andrew Koroluck and Michael Goebel, both of Simpsonville, joined the Boilermakers community by participating in the annual Boiler Gold Rush program at Purdue University's West Lafayette campus. The mission of Boiler Gold Rush is to orient new students and their families during their transition to Purdue by creating a fun and stimulating environment, providing access to opportunities on  campus and in the Lafayette/West Lafayette community and by offering meaningful activities and leadership opportunities to encourage student success.

  • On campus: UL graduates

  • Cincinnati grad

    Sara Redfield of Shelbyville was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Master of Science in college of education, criminal justice and human services.