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Education briefs, August 7

DCA hires two new teachers

Danville Christian Academy announces that it has hired two teachers for the new school year.

Christalynn Hubble was hired as preschool teacher. She has 25 years experience as a Lincoln County public school preschool teacher. She recently retired to take a position as a preschool director for one of the local preschool centers.

Mrs. Natasha Black accepted the position of sixth-grade teacher. She has 11 years experience as  a classroom teacher. Her most recent appointment was teaching sixth grade at Carrollton Christian Academy. She brings experience in both public and private Christian education.

Anderson on dean’s list at Washington

ST. LOUIS, Missouri — Abigail Anderson of Danville  was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. Anderson is enrolled in the university’s College of Arts & Sciences.

To qualify for the dean’s list in the College of Arts & Sciences, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.6 or above and be enrolled in at least 14 graded units.

Erazo, Black receive scholarships

Two local high-school graduates have received Power of Life scholarships from Kentucky Blood Center.

Danville High School graduate Selena Erazo of Harrodsburg has received $500 and Boyle County High School graduate Casey Black of Perryville has received $200. Erazo plans to attend Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Cooper Campus. Black plans to attend University of Louisville.

Since 2010, Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) has granted nearly 700 scholarships to Kentucky high-schools that host blood drives. The schools earn the awards based on the number of donations at blood drives. The schools then select the scholarship winners.

This academic year, nearly 100 high-schools hosted more than 300 blood drives and received more than $75,500 in scholarships to present to students for their continued education.

KBC is the largest independent, full-service, non-profit blood center in Kentucky. KBC provides services in 90 Kentucky counties and has donor centers in Lexington, Louisville, Pikeville and Somerset.

Gray graduates from banking school

BOULDER, Colorado — Adam Jeffrey Gray, a loan officer at Central Kentucky Federal Savings Bank, a Division of First Federal Savings Bank of Kentucky, recently graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC), a 25-month banking school, which provides management and leadership training for community-banking professionals.

Gray was among 164 graduates of the 68th Annual School Session, hosted July 15-27 on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo.

GSBC students are recognized by their bank’s executive team as rising stars in their organizations, and as graduates, they often continue to become leaders in their respective organizations. A diploma in banking is widely recognized by the banking industry at large, and is a marker of advanced education, which hundreds of bank-industry professionals from around the country accomplish each year.

Graduates receive a diploma upon successfully completing six weeks of classroom training which focuses on the areas of general management and technology, lending, leadership and human-resource management and financial management in banks. Requirements for graduation also include comprehensive examinations, intersession research projects and participation in a bank-management simulation course designed to provide students with experience managing a bank.

For more information, contact GSBC at (800) 272-5138 or GSBC@GSBColorado.org.