Education briefs, September 11

Published 6:29 am Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Midway University announces spring dean’s list

MIDWAY —  The following local students have been named to the Midway University Dean’s List for the 2018 spring semester: Parker Hayden Monhollen of Lancaster; Morgan Lee Robinson of Crab Orchard; Denson Eugene Jenkins of Harrodsburg; and Marissa Rae Walker of Salvisa.

To be named to the list, a student must be classified as full-time and obtain a 3.60 grade point average for the semester. There were 234 students who made the Dean’s List for the spring semester.

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ED Coleman begins student teaching

NEWBERRY, SC — Kelly Coleman, of Hustonville, has started student teaching for the fall semester at the Center For Inquiry. This internship, typically taken the semester before graduation, is designed to give the student real, in-the-classroom experience in order to prepare them to exit the Newberry College Education Program.

Newberry College is a private, residential, co-educational college with a diverse student population.

Burns earns Grawemeyer Scholarship

University of Louisville freshman Sarah Burns is one of 10 scholars to receive the Grawemeyer Scholarship, which provides full in-state tuition for four years plus an $8,000 per year educational allowance to cover other academic expenses. It is one of the university’s most valuable and competitive scholarships.

Burns graduated in 2018 from Boyle County High School. She is the daughter of Greg and Carole Burns. She was salutatorian of her high school class, participated in GSA (vocal music) and GSP, and was named Advocate Messenger Female Athlete of the Year (2018).

The Grawemeyer scholarship is awarded each year to 10 University of Louisville students in honor of alumnus and benefactor Charles Grawemeyer. The scholarships are an extension of the Grawemeyer Awards, five annual prizes founded by their namesake to honor individuals in the fields of music, political science, psychology, education and religion.

“I am honored to be a Grawemeyer Scholar and am excited to have the opportunity to do research as an undergraduate student and to make connections to further my education and employment opportunities,” Burns said.

To qualify, students must have a minimum score of 31 on the ACT, 1420 on the SAT and a grade point average of 3.75 or better.

DAR scholarship applications accepted until Dec.1

Seniors in the local high schools may apply for two Daughters of the American Revolution scholarships between now and Dec. 1.

The Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution (KSDAR) is sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship to one senior in Kentucky. The applicant does not have to have any connection with DAR in order to be eligible.

To apply for the KSDAR scholarship, local students should see their guidance counselor for information and application form. Any number of students may apply on the local level. Guidance counselors then send the application packets to the scholarship chairperson of the St. Asaph Chapter by the deadline. One student will then be selected to represent the chapter on the state level.

The local winner will be recognized at the February meeting of St. Asaph Chapter.

Students may also apply directly for a National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Interested students should go to www.members.dar.ore/committees/scholarshins.htm for information and application forms. These competitive scholarships have various dates, so students should be aware of restrictions.

National scholarships are sent directly to the NSDAR and not to the counselors or local chair.

Learning how to get your child into 4-H


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Considering 4-H is both the largest and oldest youth development organization in America, a remarkable number of people are unfamiliar with 4-H and how it functions in every community in the country. Even with more than 25 million alumni and 116 years of helping young people gain the skills they need to be contributing adult citizens, 4-H and how to get involved are still a mystery to many.

And even more frustrating, many people think 4-H is just for farm kids. With more than 200,000 members in Kentucky alone, 4-H has far more non-farm members. In Boyle County, 90 percent of our members are non-farm youth.

First, all 4-H programs are open to all youth, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin. The only limitation is that 4-H programs are only open to youth ages 9-18 with some programs (e.g., Poultry Club) allowing participation by Cloverbuds (ages 6-8).    

Secondly, if your child is in the fourth or fifth grades at DCA, Toliver, or any Boyle County elementary school, then your child will be automatically enrolled in 4-H. There are 4-H clubs in all those classrooms and thus your child is receiving all the fliers and information on local programming.

However, sometimes those fliers don’t make it home, so the following information is useful:.

Children can be enrolled by attending any club or project meeting or by extension at (859) 236-4484. They will be asked to fill out an enrollment form and will be placed on mailing lists to receive information about any requested subject. Parents may also call the extension office for enrollment forms.

Parents may also visit, or the Boyle County Extension Service page on Facebook, follow it on Twitter @BoyleCtyExtension or email to find out more about particular subjects.

Campbellsville holds first master of social work pinning ceremony

CAMPBELLSVILLE — Campbellsville University held its first August master of social work pinning ceremony Aug. 17, along with the university’s first August commencement.

Kalon Moody, assistant professor of social work, and master of social work field director,

introduced the nine master of social work graduates.

The ceremony recognized several students, including Amanda Graves, of Danville. Other master of social work local graduates were Kevin Horn, of Harrodsburg; and Nikki Rothwell, of Stanford.