■ The following Fayette County Public Schools students have been selected to perform in the All-State Commonwealth String Orchestra at 3 p.m. Sunday in Whitney Hall in downtown Louisville: Natalie Buede, viola; Christopher Copley, violin I; Isabella Hunter, viola; Simone Bibbs, cello; Russell Scaife, cello; Griffin Farrar, double bass; Eli Francis, double bass, all of Bryan Station; Olivia Ault, violin I; Harrison Inocenio, violin II; Alex Welch, viola, all of Henry Clay; William Bossert, viola; Julian Little, viola; Zach Thornton, viola; Benjamin Bossert, double bass, all of Lafayette; Stephanie Stumbur, violin I; Thirushan Wignakumar, violin I; Janet Guo, violin II; Maxwell Qiu, violin II; Julia Nillson, viola; Benjamin Xie, viola; Jin Cho, cello, all of Paul Laurence Dunbar; Anamika Bose, violin I; Amber Colley, violin I; Kelly Sieberts, violin I, all of Tates Creek.
■ Eleven of Kentucky's 68 seniors named as 2015 candidates in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program attend Fayette County Public Schools. Congratulations to these candidates: Taylor Bagley, Laura Briggs and Cody Leslie of Lafayette; David Stevens and Karl Werner of Henry Clay; Xiaowan Chu, Morgan Hopkins, Alice Li, Kristen Moore, Sahil Nair and Eric Xiong of Paul Laurence Dunbar.
■ The University of Pikeville has named its newest college, the Patton College of Education, in honor of Kentucky's 59th governor, Paul E. Patton.
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"Gov. Patton has done more than anyone to promote education in the commonwealth," said James Hurley, university president. "He was known nationally as the higher education governor and his 40-plus years of service to the University of Pikeville is an illustration of his passion for education."
A native of Eastern Kentucky, Patton served as the university's 19th president, from 2009-13, and currently holds the position of chancellor.
"I do think education is my legacy and to have my name added to the college, which I hope will be here long after I leave, is a great honor I trust I have earned," said Patton.
■ The first registration window for the Fayette County Public Schools 2015-16 academic year runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Feb. 26 and 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. (If schools are closed because of bad weather, registration is also canceled.)
To enroll a new student, families should go to their assigned school and fill out a registration packet. To determine your school, use the online street directory or call (859) 381-4315 for assistance. For a list of the required paperwork and documentation and to download health forms, go to Fcps.net/registration.
■ Members of the Fayette County Public Schools Class of 2015 may apply for scholarships awarded by the 16th District PTA. The awards are based on financial need, academic achievement and contributions to the community through extracurricular activities. The minimum award is $500.
A scholarship goes to one student at each of the five high schools. (Seniors in other academic programs may apply through their home school.) An additional scholarship is earmarked for a student with special needs.
Download an application at Bgcf.org/learn/scholarships; the deadline is March 15. For questions, contact Kassie Branham at (859) 225-3343. Winners will be notified this spring and recognized at May's district-wide PTA luncheon.