• UL deans list and grads

    Shelby County residents were among the students recently receiving degrees from the University of Louisville.

  • Zoeller receives honors at McKendree University

    Stefanie Zoeller of Shelbyville was among several outstanding students recognized by McKendree University during an honor society induction ceremony for students at the Louisville and Radcliff campuses.

    Zoeller, a senior who is studying nursing, was inducted into the McKendree University Nursing Honor Society.

  • Manna receives Christian scholarship

    Samantha Manna, a 2013 graduate of Christian Academy of Louisville, has received the Grace University Christian High School Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to two students who demonstrate strong leadership skills, good academic standing and are motivated to complete their college degree in Grace University’s distinctly Christian environment.

  • Honors at Corpus Christi Academy

    Megan Zoeller, a student from Corpus Christi Academy, won the state competition and has advanced to the regional competition in the Lions' Club Peace Poster Contest.

    Students recognized for academic excellence on the National Latin Exam were Samantha Hosein and Vanesa Rohlin, with a certificate of merit.

    Students from Corpus Christi Academy joined 148,000 students taking the exam from across the United States and Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Taiwan, the UK and Zimbabwe.

  • Orchestras receive honors

    The Shelby County High School Orchestra received an overall score of Proficient for KMEA Large Ensemble Festival. This includes a Distinguished rating in sight-reading. Members are Samantha Beavers, Sarah Connor, Mason Daugherty, Chris Downing, Shae Gregg, Blake Hamilton, Kelsey Hargadon, Lindsey Hill, Kristina Hutchins, Madalynn Hyman, AJ Jordan, Eric Lewis, Gerald Tegarden, Austin Woodcock, Sierra Woulfe, Zach Yates, Andrew Hensley.

  • On campus: Tripp

    Among the 128 veterinary student honorees at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences was Holt Tripp of Shelbyville.

    Tripp, class of 2015, received a Dr. Harvey and Corinne Price Endowed Scholarship for his interest in food animal veterinary medicine.

    He is the son of veterinarian Dr. Phil and Beth Tripp of Shelbyville.

  • Dirty learning

    Josh Marr uses a magnifying glass to get up close and personal with some soil. The experiment in Rachel Metzger’s fourth-grade class at Wright Elementary prompted the class to study three different types of soil and reach a conclusion about the soils’ connections to plants that would or would not grow. Working with him were Tarryn Stone and Chloe Durham. Observations included pebbles, mulch, little rocks, minerals, crumbly, soft texture, mushy after adding water.

  • Eighth-grader among state’s best

    SCHS eighth-grader River Fuchs (left) placed fifth in social studies at the Kentucky Academic Teams Competition. Marc Johnson is River’s U.S. history teacher, and when he found out that River had scored high enough to compete at the state level, he found materials for River to read and helped him to prepare for his test. As a fifth-place finalist, his history acumen places him at the top of the state’s best talent.

  • SCHS students at conference

    Twenty-five of SCHS’s Talented and Gifted leaders attended the Girls Lead the Way Conference in Louisville on March 20. The girls selected a variety of sessions to attend. Other sessions included classes in financial planning, dressing for success and emotional intelligence. The keynote speaker was Dominique Dawes, who was the first African-American girl to medal in gymnastics at the Olympics. Students participating were (from left) Lauren Dale, Claire Dale, Kim Tharpe-Barrie and Rachel Dove.

  • Stories and songs

    Cassie Wells, Andrew Bates and Trenton Davis listen to a song performed by Mitch Barrett at Shelby County High School. The Kentucky storyteller and musician was the guest attraction for lunch and learn, when students sign up to eat pizza and enjoy a guest speaker in the library. These students, however, were part of an advanced-placement class who came to hear how stories lead to songs.