education notes

Education notes: July 15

July 14, 2014 


Future Business Leaders of America students represented Paul Laurence Dunbar High School at the national conference June 26-July 2 in Nashville. Daniel Ma picked up third-place honors in personal finance, while Lilly Xie and Matthew Wu finished sixth in the marketing contest. The club adviser is business education teacher Robin Johnson.

The Governor's School for Entrepreneurs saw 63 students from across Kentucky spend June 22-July 12 at Georgetown College enhancing their creative thinking and entrepreneurial skills. The Class of 2014 includes eight students from Fayette County Public Schools: Jacob Ferguson and Alaap Patil of Henry Clay High School, Olivia Rippetoe and Callaway Stivers of Lafayette High School, and Xiaowan Chu, Dasha Kolyaskina, Kyra Seevers and Walker Vickery of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School.

■ Eastern Kentucky University's Department of History has awarded its first Charles D. Whitlock Distinguished History Alumnus Awards to a Madison County teacher and a tactical officer and instructor at West Point. Major Patrick Snyder, a 2004 EKU graduate, received the award during a June 19 ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Sharon Farthing Graves, a social studies teacher at Clark-Moores Middle School, was also honored.

Andrew Stofleth, of Richmond, was recently selected to the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi's 2014-16 National Council of Students. The Council, comprised of 10 student vice presidents from the society's five regions, serves as a student advisory panel.

Stofleth is the second EKU student vice president selected for national duties, following Brittany Neaves, who concludes her term this summer. He will attend the 2014 Biennial Convention on behalf of the EKU chapter as its voting delegate.

Technology Student Association students from Lafayette High School participated in the Technology Student Association's 2014 national conference, which wrapped up July 1 in Maryland. Logan Carpenter and Joseph Laskey placed eighth in the structural engineering competition, and Irsyad Hanif was eighth in essays on technology.


■ Eastern Kentucky University and Berea College will co-host the Eastern Apiculture Society conference July 28-Aug. 1.

The Eastern Apiculture Society conference is an international event that features apiculture researchers, an apiary, a lab and a series of evening social events. This year's conference theme is Esprit de Bee, a tribute to Kentucky's National Guard agriculture development teams, specifically their apiculture leadership. For registration details and more information, go to


■ Ninety-one-year-old Glenmore Jones, who attended Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College from 1946-1949 on the G.I. Bill after serving in World War II but never completed a degree, was back on campus July 1 to receive an associate's degree in general studies with a minor in military science.

He was joined by his wife, Carolyn, and other family members, including several grandchildren. One grandchild has graduated from Eastern and two others are students at EKU.

Jones, who has lived in Richmond most of his life, continues to be active. He celebrated his 90th birthday by parachuting from an airplane and he writes a regular column in The Richmond Register that chronicles the local golf scene.

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