▪ The following Scott County High School students attended the 2016 Governor’s Scholars, Governor’s School for the Arts, and Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs this summer.
GSP: Bailey Campagna, Samantha Conway, Elizabeth Duncan, Kristen Duncum, Ashlee Edmonson, Bradi Florence, Anna Hawse, Sarah Lyons, Caitlin Marshall, Justice McIntyre, Shelby Montgomery, Anna Wagner, Kyle Capps, Caleb Covington, Nick Duncan, Alex Elam and Chess Necessary.
GSA: Savvy Elliott, Jack McElroy, Evan Bentley, Dalton Bailey and Brett Harris.
GSE: Pauline Gullett and Shelby Hatchett.
▪ Lafayette High School and Veterans Park Elementary are among the nearly 200 sites across the country selected as 2016-18 National PTA Schools of Excellence for their leadership and accomplishments in building strong, effective family-school partnerships that can advance students’ learning and growth. Only three others in Kentucky, all in Louisville, made the list.
▪ Ginny Whitehouse, professor in the Department of Communication at Eastern Kentucky University, is one of eight American educators participating in classroom research of zooming presentation software for the international company Prezi.
The research project is focused on learning how educators create and share presentations in high schools and universities, as well as improving the performance of the new Prezi Business software in classroom settings. Prezi helps users move from linear, bulleted presentations to interactive experiences.
Prezi was founded in 2009 with headquarters in Budapest, and now serves 75 million users worldwide in business, education and non-profit spheres. Whitehouse has been a member of the Prezi Educators Society since it was founded in 2014.