Saint Leo School will host its fourteenth annual fundraiser auction beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at the Grand Pavilion of the Kentucky Horse Park. As in years past, the school has acquired some unique and extravagant items for its live auction such as one-way air travel for a horse, a High Hopes Steeplechase box for eight near the finish line, a Storm Cat halter with a certificate of authenticiy, a Churchill Downs box, an Orlando spring break trip, and an overnight stay at Castle Post. This overnight alone has a $2,000 value not to mention the attraction of seeing inside the mysterious Versailles landmark. Tickets for the event are $40 each or $380 for ten. Call (859) 873-4591 or visit www.SaintLeoSilentAuction.com.
McDonald's Presents All-American Basketball Nomination Certificates
McDonald’s presented nomination certificates to their prestigious All-American Basketball Game recently at Franklin County High School, Western Hills High School, and Lexington Christian Academy. The game has been held yearly for the past 32 years and showcases the top men and women senior high school players from throughout the nation.Pictured from left, Western Hills Coach Enoch Welch, Senior Mike Satterwhite, Ronald McDonald, and McDonald's Marketing Director Bob Waitkus.
Graviss McDonald's Restaurants are headquartered in Versailles. The 2009 McDonald's All-American High School Basketball Games will be held Wednesday, April 1 at the BankUnited Center in Miami, Florida.
High School Academic Team Takes First
The Woodford County High School academic team won first place in the Forty-first District Governors Cup competition. Advancing to regional competition are the Quick Recall, FPS, and Composition teams. Individuals who will compete in the regional competition are Bennett Coffey, Brad Elliot, and J.R. Leach, Math; Paige Bolcas, Science; Lila Leatherman, Paige Bolcas, and Elizabeth Jacobs, Language Arts; Adam Horn and J.R. Leach, Social Studies; Brad Elliot, Thomas Wilhoit, and Hanna Leatherman, Arts and Humanities.
Archery Team Sets School Record
The Woodford County Middle School Archery team won the Region Seven archery tournament with a score of 3,010 points. This was the first time a WCMS team scored over 3,000 points. The sixth grade team placed second in the elementary division. Both teams earned automatic placement in the Kentucky State Archery tournament this month.
Ashley Marie King, daughter of Kathy Lewis of Versailles, has been selected as a finalist for Kentucky's Twenty-Ninth Annual Homecoming Queen Selection to be held April 18 and 19 at the Executive Inn West in Louisville. King is this year's Woodford County High School Homecoming Queen. The winner will receive a cash scholarship and an all-expense paid trip to the National Finals.
Living History Day Receives Kentucky History Award
Midway's Living History Day, offered by the Midway Living History committee of Midway Renaissance, has been honored with an Award of Merit in the Education Program for the Public category of the Kentucky History Awards. The award will be presented Saturday, March 7 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
Help Plan Midway Celebration
The City of Midway is forming a planning committee for its annual Independence Day celebration, Sparks in the Park. Volunteers to this committee will plan, organize, and implement the event. To volunteer, call (859) 846-4413 or (859) 797-6568 by March 15.