education notes

Education notes: July 8

July 7, 2014 


■ Lexington native Daniel Webb has been named a recipient of a national Critical Language Scholarship. He will spend two months in Kazan, Russia, engaging in group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences. The scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Webb majored in Russian and Spanish at the University of Rochester.

Lu Young, chief academic officer for Fayette County Public Schools, has received the 2014 Excellence in Education Award from the Kentucky Council of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Council on Accreditation and School Improvement. Young joined FCPS in July 2013.

Tates Creek High School's team excelled at the Future Problem Solving Program International's June 12-15 conference at Iowa State University. Cesar Garcia, Adam Childress, Gavin Holiday and Kylie Russ placed third in the global issues senior division. They competed against groups from more than 40 states and several other nations including Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

The team was coached by Kristina Trimble, with help from University of Kentucky students Rachel Dixon and Richie Simpson.


The Lafayette Alumni Association will host its annual reunion dinner meeting July 18 at Equestrian Woods Country Club. There will be a hospitality hour from 6-7 p.m., after which dinner will be served. All alumni are invited. Guests of honor will be the 2014 Hall of Fame inductees, Don Combs and John Woods, Lafayette alumni and Thoroughbred trainers of two Kentucky Derby winners. Also being honored is Courtney Fields, the 2014-15 Alumni Scholarship recipient, who will be awarded $1,000 each semester for four years of college. The following new officers of the association will be installed: Melanie McCloud, president; Alan Finch, vice president; Patsy Smith, secretary; Barbara Ecton, treasurer. For more information and reunion reservations, call (859) 278-1489.

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