Fayette County Public Schools' Spanish Immersion Program will mark its 20th anniversary with a celebration at 6 p.m. Friday at Bryan Station High School.
The first students in the program entered first grade at Maxwell Elementary School in the 1990-91 school year. The program, which now starts in kindergarten, has grown to include Bryan Station Middle School (1995), Bryan Station High School (1998) and Liberty Elementary (2008). Northern Elementary will be added in the fall.
The program's first class graduated in 2002. The class of 2011 will be its 10th.
Former and current immersion students and their families, and former and current teachers and staff are invited to attend Friday's event. The reception will feature food from Spanish-speaking countries around the world.
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Bryan Station High School is at 201 Eastin Road.
YMCA forms youth board
The YMCA of Central Kentucky has formed a Youth Advisory Board, a diverse group of high school students who will offer ideas, develop solutions, create innovative programs and promote community service activities.
To participate, students are asked to commit to attend four meetings a year and be involved on the board for at least two consecutive semesters.
The following students were selected from the applicant pool as volunteer leaders: Kelsey Brown, Allison Burke, Macy Early, Alyssa Liew and Ben Swanson, Henry Clay; Michael Boyd, Megan Carter-Stone and Paige Ezell, Lexington Catholic; Andrew Brennen, Ethan Hester, Lydia Livas and Shelby White, Paul Laurence Dunbar; Mason Hill, Sayre; Kristen Craig and Nolan Phillips, Tates Creek; Sami Hearn, East Jessamine; Rachael Craycraft, West Jessamine; and Michaela Hayes and Hannah Link, Scott County.
Injured kids to tell stories
Children and adults who have experienced a catastrophic accident or disabling condition will be recognized during the 40th annual Cardinal Hill Telethon from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday on WKYT (Channel 27) in the Lexington viewing area and on WYMT (Channel 57) in the Hazard viewing area. WKYT's Sam Dick and Amber Philpott will co-host.
Among the patients who will share their stories of courage and determination is Julia Wheeler, 7, of Nicholasville, who receives treatment in Cardinal Hill's outpatient pediatrics program; Ryan Dunn, 21, a Barbourville resident and Eastern Kentucky University student who suffered a spinal cord injury after a car accident; and Lexington attorney Bobby Elliott, who shares his story of success after a devastating stroke.
Demonstrations during the broadcast will showcase available therapies and interviews with members of Cardinal Hill's treatment team.
For more about the telethon or how to donate to Cardinal Hill Hospital, call (859) 254-5701 or go to Cardinalhill.org.