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Education briefs, May 7

Daugherty chosen for Danielle Thomas Memorial scholarship

Ashley Daugherty was chosen as the winner of the seventh Danielle Thomas Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. The scholarship was created following the death of Danielle Thomas, Class of 2003, who was a 6-year member of the Boyle County Marching Rebels playing the alto saxophone. The scholarship is awarded annually to a senior band student. Ashley plans to attend Bluegrass Community Technical College and then transfer to the University of Kentucky.

Local students participate in University of Kentucky commencement

LEXINGTON – The University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences recognized more than 925 candidates at the May 2019 Commencement Ceremony on May 5, 2019 at 10 a.m.

At commencement, the University of Kentucky honored students who either earned their degree or who applied to graduate.

Graduates include:

Bailey Cummins of Danville with a bachelor of arts in psychology; Fernando Mercado of Danville, with a bachelor of arts in spanish; Paul Robertson of Danville with a bachelor of arts in history;

Rory Barron of Lancaster with a bachelor of arts in gender and women’s studies; Hayley Baker of Lancaster with a bachelor of science in psychology and a bachelor of science in neuroscience;

Ezekial Edwards of Harrodsburg with a bachelor of science in economics;

Gatlin Carrier of Stanford with a bachelor of arts in philosophy; Rachel Spangler of Stanford with a bachelor of arts in psychology.

Rachel Cook of Perryville with a bachelor of arts in environmental and sustainability studies.

UK student research at the showcase of undergraduate scholars

LEXINGTON – The University of Kentucky held its annual research showcase event which provides undergraduate students the opportunity to professionally present, perform or demonstrate their faculty-mentored research to faculty, staff, students and the general public.

These select students participated in the UK Spring 2019 Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars.

Kennedy Morgan of Lancaster presented findings at the showcase in the form of a scientific poster titled, “Impact of Autophagy in the Induction of Apoptosis of Cancer Cells in a 3D Culture System.”

Kiran Sajan of Harrodsburg presented findings at the showcase in the form of a scientific poster titled, “Mating Preferences of Potentially Coercive Men.”