Education news, Feb. 27

Published 9:12 am Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Lincoln student chosen to attend Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy

Campbell one of 320 students in 33 states, 40 countries chosen to participate 


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Reed Campbell will attend the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy, and was selected as one of only 320 students from 33 states to attend.

STANFORD — Reed Campbell has been selected to attend the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy (HLCA) at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Campbell, a senior at Lincoln County High School, was one of only about 320 students in 33 U.S. states and almost 40 countries chosen to participate in the week-long, experimental learning program exclusive to students 16-18 years old.

The HLCA program is designed for students who have an interest in science, technology, engineering or mathematics and are actively pursuing careers in the field. 

The program introduces students to the legacy of the American Space Program and concentrates on addressing current issues within the science and technology community.

During the academy, the students, working in small groups, will be presented with “Challenges” and encouraged to explore problem-solving scenarios using hands-on science, mathematics, and engineering skills. Many of the activities at HLCA will require students to present their findings or opinions to a panel of experts in the field.

HLCA participants learn teamwork and communication in ways that are not easily replicated in the formal classroom. By participating in the program, students learn how to work through scientific problems through incremental tests and experiments.

Reed is the son of David and Jennifer Campbell.

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Boyle County Judge-executive Harold McKinney takes a photo with the officer team from the Boyle County FFA during Tuesday’s Fiscal Court meeting, in honor of National FFA week, Feb. 17-24.










Jenny Cox Named to Wheaton’s dean’s list 

Wheaton College student Jenny Cox of Danville was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester.To earn dean’s list honors at Wheaton, an undergraduate student must carry 12 or more credit hours and achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher on the 4.0 scale.

KSP Tropper Island Camp accepting scholarship applications


Press release

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky State Police is now accepting applications from Kentucky high school seniors who are interested in qualifying for $1,000 scholarships that can be used for education expenses beginning in the fall of 2018. To be considered, students must complete and submit all application materials, which are available on the KSP website at by April 1, 2018.

“The Trooper Island Scholarship Fund is an outgrowth of our summer camp for underprivileged children, which has been in operation for 52 years,” says Camp Commander Jonathan Biven. “Although it is aimed at those who attended Trooper Island Camp as a youngster, the program is open to all graduating seniors in Kentucky who plan to attend a college or technical/vocational school this fall.”

This is the eighth year that KSP has offered this financial aid. Trooper Island is a free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12 operated by the Kentucky State Police on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County. It is financed entirely by donations, no public funds are used. Each year, the camp hosts approximately 700 children, providing good food, fresh air, recreation, guidance and structured, esteem-building activities designed to build good citizenship and positive relationships with law enforcement officers.

Financial contributions, payable to the Trooper Island Scholarship Fund, can be sent to Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Branch, 919 Versailles Road, Frankfort, Ky. 40601. For more information, call (502) 782-1780.

Local students pledge fraternities and sororities at Centre College


Press release 

Local Centre College students have accepted invitations to join fraternities and sororities on campus.

The Greek community at Centre consists of eleven national and international organizations, six fraternities and five sororities. Members are dedicated to the ideals of brotherhood, sisterhood, leadership, scholastic achievement, community service, and social interaction.

Centre fraternities and sororities are active in the campus and local community, volunteering time and energy for service and philanthropic endeavors. Service and leadership projects include fundraisers for the United Way, Ronald McDonald House, CASA, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Other projects include mentoring at-risk local school children, and sponsoring citywide canned-food drives. Centre Greeks recorded more than 9,900 service hours last year, and raised more than $123,000 for charitable organizations.

Students from Danville: 

•Matt Ballard pledged Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. Ballard is the son of Genny Ballard of Danville and is a graduate of Danville High School.

 •Kate Leahey pledged Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Leahey is the daughter of James Leahey and Elizabeth Leahey of Danville and is a graduate of Boyle County High School.

 •McKinley Rush pledged Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Rush is the daughter of Adam Rush and Marjorie Rush of Danville and is a graduate of Boyle County High School.

 •Cole Verhoven pledged Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Verhoven is the son of Chris Verhoven and Cecily Verhoven of Danville and is a graduate of Danville High School.

Students from Lancaster:

•Mary Katherine Oberman pledged Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Oberman is the daughter of Tyler Oberman and Tawnya Oberman of Lancaster and is a graduate of Garrard County High School.

Students from Salvisa:

• Katie Barnes pledged Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Barnes is the daughter of Katherine Lawrence of Salvisa and is a graduate of Mercer County Senior High School.