Re-enactors of the 8th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry staged a living history event at Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park on March 26.
The original volunteer infantry group was organized at Camp Nelson in 1863. Highlights of the encampment included a well-equipped and grisly surgeon's station and a Civil War technology demonstration that included telegraph and signal corps. While at Camp Nelson, the Tennessee Infantry received training from the 12th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery regiment. The history event, which was scheduled to run through the following day, was cut short by freezing temperatures, high winds and snow.
Sophomores selected for scholars program
Mathew Liversedge and Ouree Lee, sophomores at West Jessamine High School, have been selected into the 2011 Rei schauer Scholars Program.
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Sponsored by the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education, the program annually selects 25 to 30 exceptional high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from throughout the United States to engage in an intensive study of Japan. They will receive credits from Stanford for their study of Japanese history, economic policy and culture.
Students raise money for animal shelter
The Jessamine County chapter of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America completed a service project that raised $500 for the Jessamine County SAVE Center, an animal shelter. Fund-raising activities included a bake sale, silent auction and Santa Has Hope event.
The high school group is based at the Jessamine Career & Technology Center.