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Youth

  • Shelby student attends SCATS

    Emma McGuire, a West Middle School student, participated in the Center for Gifted Studies’ 30th summer camp for academically talented middle school students from across the state. They participated in more than 30 courses. Students chose the four classes that they attended daily at the 2-week camp. The center offered music, science, art, math, history, and acting with classes including detective chemistry, found object sculpture, Spanish art and architecture, robot basics, lunar thinking, amusement park physics and more.

  • On their toes

    Band members did some workout exercises before they lifted their instruments during the annual camp that ran for one week from 9 a.m until 3 p.m. each day The school parking lot was scattered with teenagers and their instruments as director Kevin Osborne was assisted in giving out instructions to get in tune physically – like standing on the balls of their feet – before they got in tune musically.

  • Outstanding students recognized

    Pam Petty, a professor from Western Kentucky University, worked alongside teachers at the secondary Summer Reading Academy that ran July 9-Aug. 1. She rewarded outstanding students with Kindle Fires at an assembly when the session ended.

    Winning those awards were:

    East Middle

    Sixth grade: Maya Valenzuela, Jerry Guevara, Irma Rosales; seventh grade: Jordan Chappell

     

    West Middle

  • Engineering diva

    There were 12 students in the Project Lead The Way lab at Collins High School for robotics camp – only one was a girl, Delaney Hesse, a third-grader at Simpsonville Elementary. Her tablemate was Adam Doyle, a new fifth-grader at Painted Stone. Cameron said, “I noticed that” when it was mentioned she was the only girl. “But I love taking apart things and putting them back together, and everything at my house is child-proof so this is great.”

  • Summer education experience

    Campbellsville University gave 14 students the experience of getting ahead in their college careers even before starting their freshman years. Participants Ireesh Gray of Shelbyville (front row, right).

  • Shelby student named to Dayton dean’s list

    Beige Gustafson of Simpsonville has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Dayton  for the spring semester of the 2011-2012 academic year. To be named to the dean's list, a student must achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

  • Bentley earns doctorate at Cincy

    Dr. Rebecca Vicars Bentley was a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Winkle College of Pharmacy. She previously graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science. Bentley was presented as a PharmD.

    She and her husband, David Bentley, live in Burlington.  She is employed as a staff pharmacist at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.

    She is the daughter of Connie and Michael Vicars of Shelbyville and the granddaughter of Mary Vicars of Portsmouth, Ohio.

  • Students sought for next-generation council

    Public school students in grades 10 through 12 are invited to apply for membership in the Next-Generation Student Council, an advisory group that provides input and feedback to Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday.

    This group will meet with the commissioner and Kentucky Department of Education staff, both in person and virtually, to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Kentucky and to provide feedback on critical issues for students and schools.

  • Shelby student in Constitutional program

    Sophia Samutin of Shelbyville has returned from a week spent in Washington, D.C., at the Constitutional Academy, the nation’s premier program for high school students to study the Constitution. The scholarship was provided by Bruce Bengtson.

    Samutin will be a junior in the fall at Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville.

    She read the founding documents and other primary source resources, and discussed the ideals of the American founding along with contemporary issues with students from across the country and constitutional scholars.

  • Linking with each other

    Shelby County High School upperclassmen volunteered as mentors for LinkCrew, a program in which they assisted with eighth-grade orientation by being matched with a student for a year-long mentor program. The LinkCrew training included activities they would perform with the underclassmen at orientation, like get-acquainted questioning and even physical movements. This session led by teacher Jami Dale.