■ Thirteen seniors from The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky have been recognized by two organizations for their work in the classroom.
The National Merit Scholarship Corp. recognized 11 Gatton Academy students as commended students. This brings the number of Gatton Academy students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corp.; as 11 students were recognized as semifinalists.
Central Kentucky students include: Brian Carlson of Stanford, David Chamberlain of Winchester and Taha Husain of Lexington.
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Commended students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
For information about The Gatton Academy, which is in Bowling Green, go to Wku.edu/academy or call (270) 745-6565.
■ Dustin Wygant, associate professor and director of clinical training in Eastern Kentucky University's department of psychology, has earned national recognition from the Society for Personality Assessment.
Wygant is the recipient of the Samuel J. and Anne G. Beck Award, presented by the society annually for outstanding early career research in the field of personality assessment. The society will recognize Wygant at its annual meeting in Brooklyn, N.Y., in March.
Wygant's research is focused on conceptualizing the psychopathic personality and improving the utility of psychological testing in medical, forensic and correctional settings. A licensed psychologist in Kentucky and Ohio, Wygant joined the Eastern faculty in 2009.
■ The Horse Farm Workers' Educational Assistance Fund has awarded 30 scholarships to children of full-time workers on Central Kentucky Thoroughbred farms for the 2014-15 school year. Four of this year's scholars also have distinguished themselves as Pollard Scholars, three at the University of Kentucky and one at Centre College.
Scholars and their schools include: Patrick Autry, University of Kentucky; Courtney Baxter, UK; Josh Branham, Bluegrass Community and Technical College; Kelsey Brumley, University of the Cumberlands; Mary Ruth Callaway, UK; Sofia Calleja, UK; Nathan Carter, Eastern Kentucky University; Olivia Carter, UK; Garrett Davis, Asbury University; Riley Davis, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; Courtney Drury, University of the Cumberlands; Justin Drury, Southeastern University; Haley Fordham, UK; Michael Greathouse, Centre College; Nicholas Greathouse, Transylvania University; Jeffrey Hamilton, Campbellsville University; Clare Hogan, EKU; Ethan Howard, Bluegrass Community and Technical College; Katherine Lockhart, University of Notre Dame; Alex Logan, Belmont University; Sarah Marks, UK; Bryan Martinez, Kentucky Christian University; Olivia Perkins-Mackey, Wake Forest University; Cian McEntee, UK; Alexis Reese, Jefferson Community College; Jesse Rodarte, University of Northwest Ohio; BayLeigh Routt, Transylvania; Victoria Tipton, Bluegrass Community and Technical College; Yesenia Torres, Bluegrass Community and Technical College; Tara Wolfenbarger, UK.
Qualifying parents of these scholars are employed full-time by the following Thoroughbred farms: Adena Springs, Ashford Stud, Ashview Farm, Ballyrankin Stud, Brookdale Farm, Claiborne Farm, Darley- Jonabell, Darley-Stonerside, Donamire Farm, Gainsborough, Gaulstown Stud, Glencrest Farm, Hagyard Farm, Magdalena Farm, Margaux, Miacomet Farm, Millennium Farms, Perkins-Mackey Stable, Preston Stables, Sancal Stable Shadwell Farm, Spendthrift Farm, Stonehaven Steadings, Stonestree, Stoneway Farm and Winchester Farm.