■ The Midway College Chorale has been selected to participate in a mass choral performance of John Rutter's Requiem at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
The college is sending a group of 31, including 26 performers, to New York City for five days to attend rehearsals and perform at the Sunday evening concert, in the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie. Jill Campbell is the chorale director for the New York choral group.
■ Macy Early and Roshnee Raithatha from Henry Clay High School have been selected as two of the 252 members of the 2013 Class of Coca-Cola Scholars. On April 18, Early and Raithatha will join other finalists in Atlanta to compete for 52 four-year college scholarships of $20,000 and 200 four-year scholarships of $10,000. Early and Raithatha were selected as finalists from more than 100,000 applicants and nearly 2,200 semifinalists.
■ Approximately 775 public, private and home-school students in grades four through 12 participated in the 29th annual Kentucky American Water Science Fair coordinated by Fayette County Public Schools at Bryan Station High School. The event included 678 students' science fair projects judged by about 150 professionals, as well as hands-on, educational exhibits and demonstrations hosted by area organizations and coordinated by Bluegrass PRIDE.
A total of 144 student projects received awards.
Kentucky American Water District 2013 Science Fair first place and overall grade level winners by category are:
Tory Stephenson, grade 7, SCAPA Bluegrass, overall grade level winner
Behavioral and Social
Patrick Hill, Glendover, grade 4, first place
Benjamin Adair, grade 5, Christ the King, first place
Haley Follmer-Burnett, grade 6, E. J. Hayes Middle, first place
Cooper Boss, grade 7, SCAPA Bluegrass, first place
Maura Coriale, grade 8, Saints Peter and Paul, first place
Alexis Land, grade 8, Bryan Station Middle, first place
Vania Ma, high school, Paul Laurence Dunbar, first place
Biochemistry (high school)
Clara de Castro, grade 9, Sayre School, first place
Cellular and Molecular
Lilly Meekin, grade 6, Saints Peter and Paul, first place
Kayla Duncan, grade 7, Seton Catholic School, first place
Will Rizer, Saints Peter and Paul, grade 8, first place
Athena Kern, grade 11, Paul Laurence Dunbar, first place
Eryn Keenan, grade 4, Breckinridge, first place
Lizzie Rice, grade 4, Athens-Chilesburg, overall grade level winner
Dylan Paschal, grade 5, Sandersville, first place
Stan Shelby, grade 6, Carter G. Woodson, first place
Anthony Wright, grade 6, Carter G. Woodson, first place
Abigail Kessler, grade 7, Christ the King, first place
Thirushan Wignakumar, grade 8, Winburn, first place
Corrine Elliott, grade 12, Paul Laurence Dunbar, first place
Computer Science (high school)
Alex Sottile, grade 12, Paul Laurence Dunbar, first place
Earth and Planetary
Alyzea Blankenship, grade 4, Tates Creek Elementary, first place
Abby Washnock, grade 5, Lexington Christian, first place
Nicholas Imam, grade 6, Winburn, first place
Jake Topley, grade 7, Christ the King, first place
Micah Eiden, grade 8, home school student, first place
Energy and Transportation
John Luan, high school, Paul Laurence Dunbar, first place
David Vulakh, grade 5, Meadowthorpe overall grade level winner
Brooks Havlicek, grade 4, Liberty, first place
Lauren Dome, grade 5, Christ the King, first place
Brenna Wallin, grade 6, LTMS, first place
Sundus Ghuneim, grade 7, Lexington Universal, first place
Emily Yates, grade 8, Bryan Station Middle, first place
Eric Cao, grade 8, Winburn, overall grade level winner
Ananth Miller-Murthy, grade 8, Winburn, overall grade level winner
Ellinor Tai, high school, Paul Laurence Dunbar, first place
Karla Ladino, high school, Paul Laurence Dunbar, first place
Medicine: Health Sciences
Julie Graf, high school, Paul Laurence Dunbar, overall grade level winner
Cade Smith, grade 4, Lexington Christian, first place
Charlie Frederick, grade 5, Ashland, first place
Tammy Ray, grade 6, Tates Creek Middle, first place
Julia D'Orazio, grade 7, Morton, first place
Jamie Land, grade 8, Lexington Christian, first place
Aidan Jones, high school, Paul Laurence Dunbar, first place
Physics and Astronomy
Graham Wilson, Athens-Chilesburg, grade 4, first place
James Robinson, grade 5, Maxwell, first place
Colby Waters, grade 5, Maxwell, first place
Taylor Colony, grade 6, Beaumont, first place
Adeline Yates, grade 7, Trinity Christian, first place
Amanda Wallin, grade 8, LTMS, first place
Vincent Cao, high school, Paul Laurence Dunbar, first place
Andrew Lewis, grade 4, Liberty, first place
Taylor Edwards, grade 5, Rosa Parks, first place
Joseph Craven, grade 6, Tates Creek Middle, first place
Ben Henault, grade 7, SCAPA Bluegrass, first place
Liz Graves, grade 8, Winburn, first place
Rebecca Hall, high school, Locust Trace, first place
Paige Clemons, high school, Locust Trace, first place
Maddie Tougerson, high school, Locust Trace, first place
■ The Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition has won the 2012 Association for Career and Technical Education national Award of Merit, recognizing contributions to the improvement of CTE. Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition involves almost 50 organizations and businesses across Kentucky that work to improve the financial literacy of students.
■ Myles Murray has been selected as a student ambassador at the 2013 People to People Leadership Summit. Myles is a freshman at Henry Clay High School and will represent his school in the two-week medicine and health care program at Johns Hopkins University-Baltimore, Md., in June.
■ Doris Lynette Crawford, an Eastern Kentucky University doctoral student, is among six graduate students in educational administration nationally to receive a scholarship from the American Association of School Administrators.
Crawford, director of secondary schools with Shelby County Public Schools and a student in EKU's doctoral degree program in educational leadership and policy studies, received the Worth McClure Award, valued at $2,500, at the AASA National Conference on Education in Houston, Texas on Feb. 21.
■ Paul Laurence Dunbar hosted the annual Fayette County Middle School Cheer, Dance and Step Showcase March 2. Grand champion trophies went to Beaumont, Edythe J. Hayes and Lexington Traditional Magnet School.
Grand champion: Beaumont
Choreography: Edythe J. Hayes
Spirit: Tates Creek
Crowd spirit: Edythe J. Hayes
Sideline/timeout cheer: Southern, first
Level 1: Morton B, first; 2nd Crawford, second; Leestown, third; Bryan Station, fourth
Level 3: Jessie Clark, first; Winburn, second; LTMS, third; Tates Creek, fourth
Level 5: Beaumont, first; 2nd E.J. Hayes, second; Morton A, third
Dance, step, color guard awards
Grand champion/dance: Edythe J. Hayes pom
Grand champion/step: LTMS
Grand champion/color guard: LTMS
Choreography: LTMS hip hop
Spirit award: LTMS
Crowd award: Morton
Pom: Edythe J. Hayes, first; Southern, second
Hip hop: LTMS, first; Jessie Clark, second; Crawford, third; Tates Creek, fourth
Jazz: Edythe J. Hayes, first; Morton, second; LTMS, third; Jessie Clark, fourth; Beaumont, fifth
Step: LTMS, first; Tates Creek, second; Beaumont, third
Color guard: LTMS, first
Beaumont: Nakaiya Mayberry, cheer; Jordan Scholl, dance; Caitlyn Merriam, step
Bryan Station: Sienna Smedley, cheer
Crawford: Kaitlynn Kersey, cheer; Sierra Gilbert, dance
Edythe J. Hayes: Kayla Williams, cheer; Blair Preston, dance
Jessie Clark: Ashley Romero, cheer; Tayver Allen, dance
Leestown: Katera Williams, cheer
LTMS: Becky Faulconer, cheer; Courtney Fuller and Ashton Whitney, dance; Sabri Williams, step; Lishaun Shelby, hip hop; Kira Whitfield, color guard
Morton: Claire Marie Hall and Lucie Helmers, cheer; Caroline Mahan, dance
Southern: Allison Rickert, cheer; Stacia Goodman, dance
Tates Creek: Shianne White, cheer; Presley Back, dance; Jassmine Byrd, step
Winburn: Leighanne Guetller-James, cheer
■ The top 10 percent of middle school students in the 2013 Central Kentucky Regional Science and Engineering Fair received Broadcom MASTERS awards and can now compete in the national program. In Broadcom MASTERS, students demonstrate their mastery of Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering as Rising Stars through science fair competitions.
The following Fayette County students received awards:
Bryan Station: Russell Scaife
Lexington Traditional Magnet School: Amanda Wallin and Brenna Wallin
Morton: John Barton, Sarah Byrd and Theodore Ehrenborg
SCAPA at Bluegrass: Tory Stephenson
Sts. Peter & Paul Regional Catholic School: Maura Coriale and Will Rizer
Winburn: Saif Ahmed, Eric Cao, Nicholas Imam, William Klement, Ananth Miller-Murthy and Megan Slusarewicz
The semifinalists will be announced in August. Finalists will spend a week in Washington, D.C., showcasing their projects for the public and competing as teams in hands-on STEM activities.
Carolyn M. Callahan, a former corporate accountant who has taught and worked as an administrator at several universities and has helped revise national accounting standards, is the new dean of the University of Louisville's College of Business.
Callahan, director of the University of Memphis School of Accountancy, is the first black and the first female to hold the top job at U of L's business school. She will assume the post on or before July 1, 2014, replacing Charles Moyer, U of L's business dean since 2005.
The 16th District PTA will award college scholarships to outstanding seniors in Fayette County Public Schools. New this year is a category for students with special needs.
The scholarship recipients are chosen based on financial need, academic achievement and contribution to the community through extracurricular activities. The amount of the awards depends on donations, but the PTA sets a minimum of $500.
The application deadline is Friday. For questions, contact Kassie Branham with the Blue Grass Community Foundation, (859) 225-3343. The winners will be notified in mid-April and recognized at the May 15 districtwide PTA luncheon.