Former India president delivers message of hope
Dr. Abdul Kalam, the former president of India from 2002 to 2007, shared his wisdom and philosophy of life with several hundred Jessamine County students, educators, and business leaders during an address at West Jessamine High School on April 14. Nicholasville Mayor Russ Meyer met Kalam during a visit to India in 2009 as part of an Central Kentucky economic development group. More at www.nicholasville.org.
From left. Jessamine County Schools Superintendent Lu Young, student Alex Spade, Dr. Kalam, West High Principal Ed Jones, and Nicholasville Mayor Russ Meyer.
West High Student Polson chooses Kentucky
West Jessamine point guard Jarrod Polson was all smiles as he announced his decision to attend University of Kentucky and play basketball as a preferred walk-on. The ceremony for West Jessamine High School's all-time leading scorer was held April 27 in the school library.
West Jessamine Middle Academic Team
Excels at Governor's Cup
West Jessamine Middle School Academic Team came in fourth overall at the State Governor's Cup held March 13 -15 at the Galt House in Louisville. The team also ranked second in Quick Recall. Top individual awards were received by Catherine Graham, 3rd in Composition; Noah Dixon, 6th in Mathematics Assessment; and Emma Kagan-Moore, 6th in Language Arts Assessment.