Dr. Gray receives Chamber of Commerce President’s Award
Dr. Sandra Gray, Asbury College president, received the President’s Award from the Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce at the annual awards banquet in April. Each year the president of the Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce has the opportunity to give the “President’s Award” to member of the community who has made a significant impact on Jessamine County. Cyrus Hutcherson, president of the Chamber of Commerce and vice president of the Orchard Branch of National City Bank, presented the award to Dr. Gray for her contributions to the community. He noted that since Dr. Gray began her presidency in 2007, she has been heavily involved in the community and has made tremendous strides toward making Asbury College more visible in the Jessamine County area and beyond. Photo above right: Dr. Sandra Gray received the President’s Award from Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce President Cy Hutcherson and Board Member Randall Chewning.
Jessamine to Lead New Internet Safety Program
Congressman Ben Chandler visited East Jessamine Middle School (EJMS) on April 14 to announce federal funding supporting an Internet safety program for middle and high school students. Funded by a $300,000 government earmark, the program will be established in 85 schools within Chandler’s Sixth Congressional District. The interactive program, called WebWise Kids is designed to educate students and parents about safe online practices and ways to prevent cybercrime. “We are excited about this project and believe that the educational programs from Web Wise Kids are among the best in the country,” said Chandler. Jessamine County students will take part in the program and the Jessamine school district will also coordinate training and act as the fiscal agent for the entire project.
Providence Archery Team invited to State Tournament
The Providence School Archery Team will be competing in the National Archery in the Schools (NASP) Tournament in Louisville on May 8. Providence earned the invitation by shooting 350 points higher than the minimum team score of 2700 at the State Tournament in March. This will be the second year in a row that TPS has earned an invitation to the National Tournament. The team ranked 36th in the nation last year. At the Middle School level, the East and West Jessamine School Teams will also be competing in the tournament.
Clark, Baldwin are Winter Guard Medalists
West Jessamine High School seniors Samantha Clark and Noah Baldwin were awarded bronze medals last week as members of the Tates Creek Indoor Ensemble at the Winter Guard International Championships April 18 at the University of Dayton Arena. T.C.I.E. competed in the Percussion Independent Open Class and placed third out of 21 in the prelims, and placed third out of eleven in the finals. Clark plays marimba in the auxiliary section of the squad, and Baldwin was a member of the snare line.