■ The student delegation from Scott County was awarded Outstanding Country out of 46 competing during the Kentucky United Nations Assembly, a model United Nations conference, during the three-day event in Louisville March 11-13. The students, who represented Scott County Middle School, Royal Springs Middle School and Georgetown Middle School, were: Valerie Bohannon, Lydia Bredwood, Bailey Campagna, Alexis Conner, Miranda Cool, Sarah Cox, Elizabeth Duncan, Nick Duncan, Ashlee Edmonson, Evan Fox, Brooklyn Holler, Rebekah Knight, Carter Knox, Savannah Lambert, Justice McIntyre, Amanda McQueen, Quinton Miranda, Alex Odisho, Taylor Peace, Abby Preston, Kara Reihmer, Mattea Riley, Noah Rodman, Jackson Shepherd, Blake Sims, Alex Smith, Cage Tevis, Marissa Trachsel, Abby Verrett, Vanessa Wegner, Jonathan Wicks, Max Williams, Blake Williams, Nick Wrobleski Alyana Wyler and Alison Zamiar. Alex Smith, of Georgetown Middle, was named outstanding ambassador. Allie Zamiar, of Scott County Middle, was honored for her placard.
■ Several "mathletes" in Fayette County Public Schools ranked among the nation's best performers on the latest AMC exams and qualified to take this month's American Invitational Mathematics Examinations.
All students who took the AMC 12 and scored at least 100 of a possible 150 or were in the top 5 percent nationally are qualified to take the AIME. Students who took the AMC 10 and scored at least 120 of a possible 150 or were in the top 2.5 percent also are invited.
Winburn Middle School: Kathleen Yang. Henry Clay High: Nathan Arnold and Patrick Lutz. Lafayette High: Robert Cass. Paul Laurence Dunbar High: Dustin Doss, Yuki Inoue, Idrees Kahloon and Valerie Sarge.
AMC 12 A school leaders
Henry Clay High: 1. Nathan Arnold; 2. Patrick Lutz; 3. Charles Flomenhoft. Paul Laurence Dunbar High: 1. Valerie Sarge; 2. Idrees Kahloon; 3. Dustin Doss.
AMC 12 B school leaders
Lafayette High: 1. Robert Cass; 2. Benjamin Healy; 3. Do Hyun Yun.
AMC 10 A school leaders
Winburn Middle School: 1. Kathleen Yang; 2. Benjamin Xie; 3. Thomas Huang. Henry Clay High: 1. Henry Russell; 2. David L. Stevens; 3. Connor Langley. Paul Laurence Dunbar High: 1. Nelson Ng; 2. Monon Rahman; 3. Alexander Lucas.
AMC 10 B school leaders
Winburn Middle School: 1. Kathleen Yang; 2. Benjamin Xie; 3. Theodore Livas. Lafayette High School: 1. Cody Leslie; 2. Dimitri Leggas; 3. Marie Armbruster.
■ Ten business students from Lafayette and Tates Creek high schools will compete at the Distributive Education Clubs of America International Career Development Conference April 28-May 1 in Salt Lake City.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges.
During the March 11-13 state conference in Louisville, about two dozen students competed in each category, judged by business professionals. Tates Creek had 35 participants, and Lafayette took five students. The following won awards:
From Lafayette High School: Aaron Farrar, 1st place in Advertising Campaign. Nick Willard, 1st place in Principles of Marketing. Ariel Norvell, 3rd in Business Management and Administration.
From Tates Creek High School: Matthew Stewart, 1st place in Sports and Entertainment Series. Nick Vankleeck and Durbin Tinsley, 2nd in Sports and Entertainment Promotion Plan. Caleb Elliott and Alex Orr, 2nd in Sports and Entertainment Team Decision-Making. Surya Green and Alexis Violette, 2nd in Buying and Merchandising Team Decision-Making.
Additional state-level honorees
Lafayette: Rhett Constantine, 4th place, Business Management and Administration. Tates Creek: Taylor Grimes, 1st place, Level 1 Retailing Concepts. Amie Roberts, 1st place, Kentucky Job Interview. Jade Robinson, 1st place, Kentucky Sales and Customer Service. Destani Epps, 2nd place, Level 1 Advertising. Reecie Herron, 2nd place, Kentucky Sports and Entertainment Marketing. Shatha Shalash, 2nd place, Kentucky Sales and Customer Service. Lisa Henning, 3rd place, Kentucky Marketing Fundamentals. Erin Horine, 3rd place, Level 1 Retailing Concepts.
Top-8 finalists (all from Tates Creek): Tahirah Abdus-Salam and Kim Rivera, Hotel and Lodging Team Decision-Making. Jasmine Adams and Alex Allen, Business Law and Ethics Team Decision-Making. Kiana Davis, Restaurant and Food Service Management Series. Hesham Shalash, Business Services Management. Ellie Watson, Kentucky Free Enterprise Economics.