Education briefs, March 5

Published 6:34 pm Monday, March 4, 2019

Hall awarded prestigious WKU scholarship

BOWLING GREEN — Charles Hall of Danville was selected as a recipient of the 2019-20 Cherry Presidential Scholarship at Western Kentucky University, the school’s most prestigious academic award. Hall, a senior at Danville High School who plans to major in communication studies. The scholarship is valued at $16,000 annually, worth $64,000 during a four-year period. He visited WKU on Feb. 1 for activities that included an interview. In addition to demonstrating outstanding scholastic achievement at the secondary level, applicants submitted personal statements and essays as part of the selection process.

High-school juniors can enter CHEAA ‘Promote Your School’ essay contest

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FRANKFORT — A rising junior at one of Kentucky’s public or private high schools will win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the “Promote Your School” scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

The school must participate in the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) program.

To enter, the student must submit an essay about one of these subjects:

• How I will inspire others to do better; or

• How education makes a stronger community.

The essay must be no more than 200 words long and cannot mention the student’s name, school, county or community. The essay topic must be shown at the top of the page. The student’s name, address and high school must be listed at the bottom of the essay. The student must be a junior during the 2019–2020 school year. For more information, visit

Photos from the winning school will be used in KHEAA publications and on KHEAA websites.

To enter, mail your essay to KHEAA Publications, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602. You may also email your essay to or fax it to (502) 696-7574. The winner will be chosen by a committee of KHEAA employees. The deadline for submissions is May 31.

The scholarship funds will be sent to the winner’s school when he or she enters college as a freshman.

Danville local accepted to Berea College’s EPG

BEREA — Kevin Moreno Tapia, a graduate of Boyle County High School and current Berea College freshman, has been chosen to participate in the acclaimed Entrepreneurship for the Public Good (EPG) summer institute at Berea College. As a requisite of EPG candidates had to undergo a rigorous two part application process comprised of essay questions and a four panel interview. After a long revision of applications, only 20 applicants are chosen to form the newest cohort. Throughout the 7 week program Kevin along with 19 other cohort 16 members, will travel to different locations within Appalachia and be introduced to new sets of skills and knowledge.


With the 7 week program beginning on June 10 and concluding on July 26, students in cohort 16 will have firsthand experience with innovative leadership skills and entrepreneurship training. While focusing on the six core principles of EPG: engaging complexity and uncertainty, exploring values and ethical structures, facilitating group decisions, recognizing opportunity, mobilizing resources, and advocating change. Under the guidance of Dr. Peter Hackbert, students will begin their journey in the classroom by learning about the Appalachian region. This prepares students for real-life applications within the Appalachian region. The EPG program is going on to its 16 year with the same leadership skills focused on making long term change with a long lasting impact.

EPG continues to do exceptional work throughout the Appalachian region through its public good projects that target and fight issues within the communities. Projects that range from health concerns such as obesity to boosting the overall economy through the creation of bike trails in order to attract more tourism into the region. EPG has produced phenomenal cohorts who continue to apply the skills and knowledge taught to create change in the Appalachian Region and afar.

For additional information on Berea College or EPG contact Kevin Moreno Tapia at

 West accepted to University of the Cumberlands

WILLIAMSBURG — University of the Cumberlands has proudly accepted Kali West of Stanford for the upcoming academic year. Kali, a current student at Lincoln County High School, is welcomed into the UC Class of 2023.

West will be among 1400 other students on the UC Williamsburg campus finding academic opportunity in more than 40 majors, more than 30 clubs and student organizations, 28 athletic teams and a commitment to affordability in a private, liberal arts education.

Craven makes Newberry College dean’s list

NEWBERRY, South Carolina — Kelly Coleman Craven of Hustonville and Early Childhood Education major, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester at Newberry College. Students receiving recognition on the dean’s list at Newberry College had to achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale during the semester. A total of 379 students earned dean’s list honors for the fall semester.

Local students named to Centre College dean’s list

DANVILLE — Area students have been named to the dean’s list for the fall term at Centre College, an honor reserved for students who maintain at least a 3.60 grade point average.

Centre College, founded in 1819, is ranked among the U.S. News top 50 national liberal arts colleges. Forbes magazine ranks Centre in the top 100 among all the nation’s colleges and universities.


Caitlyn Cathey is the daughter of Christina Sorrels of Danville and is a graduate of Bitney College Prep High School; Sarahkate Clarke is the daughter of Stanley and Rebecca Clarke of Danville and is a graduate of The Madeira School; Mack Cox is the son of Julie and Travis Cox of Danville and is a graduate of Boyle County High School; Luke Duncan is the son of James and Sharon Duncan of Danville and is a graduate of Boyle County High School; Amelia Fogle is the daughter of Thomas and Kari Fogle of Danville and is a graduate of Boyle County High School; Elizabeth Joiner is the daughter of Jeff and Elizabeth Joiner of Danville and is a graduate of Danville High School; Josh Joiner is the son of Libby and Jeff Joiner of Danville and is a graduate of Danville High School; Kate Leahey is the daughter of James Leahey and Elizabeth Leahey of Danville and is a graduate of Boyle County High School; Danny McAllister is the son of Alex Mcallister and Julie Mcallister of Danville and is a graduate of Danville High School; McCallum Morley is the son of Joseph Morley and Yvonne Morley of Danville and is a graduate of Danville High School; Kat Popp is the daughter of Julie Bezio-Popp of Danville and Joseph Popp of Seattle, Wash., and is a graduate of Boyle County High School; Hibah Siddiqui is the daughter of Sheba and Khursheed Siddiqui of Danville and is a graduate of Danville High School.


John Combs Buchanan is the son of Stephanie and David Buchanan of Harrodsburg and is a graduate of Mason County High School; Morgan Underwood is the daughter of Stori Semonis and Mark Underwood, both of Harrodsburg and is a graduate of Mercer County Senior High School.


Haley Akers is the daughter of Harold and Candace Akers of Lancaster and is a graduate of Danville High School.


Katie Barnes is the daughter of Katherine Lawrence of Salvisa and is a graduate of Mercer County Senior High School.