▪ The Kentucky Coal Academy has awarded 112 scholarships, $1,000 each, to local high school and area technology center students who participated in, and graduated from, its Junior Coal Academy programs across the state during the 2016-17 academic year.
The recipients are listed below:
Big Sandy Community and Technical College
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Belfry Area Technology Center: Alejandro Bustos, Brittany Daniels, Joshua Edmiston, Nicholas Francis, Austin Keene, Jacob Maynard, Kevin Parsley, Brayden Preece, Clifton Robinson, Lorilea Runyon, James Scott, Ethan Thompson
Floyd County Area Technology Center: Brooklyn Addington, Matthew Compton, Colby Conway, Jessica Dye, Angelica Eichhorn, Tazxena Flannery, Landon Gillispie, Michelle Hall, Corbin Hamilton, Morgan Johnson, Christie Johnson, Dereck Keathley, Brooklyn Kidd, Dalton Kidd, Hunter Kidd, Jenna Kidd, Candace Little, Dalton Myers, Kenneth Spears
Johnson Central High School: Karissa Blair
Martin County Area Technology Center: Shane Begley, Sage Brewer, Emily Butcher, David Cantrall, Caitlyn Cook, Heather Fletcher, Jonathan Jude, Avory Lowe, Shaila Mantle, Timothy Maynard, Lafayette Messer, Brittany Moore, Brayden Muncy, Johnathan Pope, Amber Robinson, Kaitlyn Scott
Millard County Area Technology Center: Austin Akers, Koby Burke, Chad Coleman, Christopher Gunter, Dakota Johnson, Mark Lowe, William Meade, Russell Osborne, Brady Slone, Aaron Tackett, Austin Weatherford
Hazard Community and Technical College
Knott County Area Technology Center: Greydon Amburgey, Justin Beverly, Brady Breeding, Bo Brooks, Anna Clutts, Aaron Combs, Dennis Combs, Jordan Combs, Christopher Hall, Jena Johnson, Zachery Johnson, Ishmael Long, Kedrick McLimex, Kyra Osborne, Haylee Pratt, Joseph Pridemore, Gregory Ritchie, Christopher Short, Alexandra Slone, Brandon Slone, Dalton Slone, Gavin Slone, Stephanie Slone, Savannah Smith, Elizabeth Tibbs, Lucas Vance, Andrew Watkins, Kayla Wicker
Lee County Area Technology Center: Alyson Brandenburg, Jenny Tutt
Madisonville Community College
Hopkins Central High School: Shawn Clark
Muhlenberg County Area Technology Center: Kailey Brandon, Courtney Brumfield, Ashley Dukes, Shelby Simpson, Logan Suttle, Hannah Thresher
Webster County Area Technology Center: Kyle Smith, David Stevens, James Townsend, Nicholas Vincent
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
Bell County Area Technology Center: Dillon Spade
Letcher County Area Technology Center: Jacob Bates, Noah Brock, Ethan Eldridge, Dalton Fleming, Jacob Gibson, Mark Harvey, James Howard, Victoria Ingram, Zachery Jones, Triston Polly, Ethan Porter
▪ Isaac Rowe of Lexington has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship to attend the University of Kentucky from SCA, a global hygiene and forest products company, as part of its scholarship program for children of employees.
▪ Elizabeth McGuire, of Cynthiana, a senior musical theater major at Samford University, has won the Outstanding Theatre Major Award and the Best Dancer Award in the overall category from the university’s Department of Theatre and Dance. She also won the Choreographer Award in the technical category.
▪ The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives, the statewide network of professionals dedicated to promoting professional education, ethical standards and efficiency in chamber of commerce management, is awarding nine scholarships for the upcoming annual Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives National Convention. The recipients include:
Alison Brotzge-Elder, Greater Louisville Inc.
Kelly Davis, Paducah Area Chamber
Debra Hamelback, Paris — Bourbon County Chamber
Lee Lingo, Hopkins Regional Chamber
Andrea Miller, Lincoln County Chamber
Paula Fowler, Danville-Boyle County Chamber
Tracy Pratt-Savage, Carlisle-Nicholas County Chamber
Tammy Tinsley, Logan County Chamber
Fran Jarrell, Paintsville/Johnson County Chamber (scholarship provided through partnership with the State Executives Association Network)
▪ Community Montessori School and Montessori Middle School of Kentucky have completed the Phase 2 groundbreaking for a new 5,000-square-foot classroom building addition and renovation of the Homestead house. The schools’ campus is located at 725 Stone Road.
Community Montessori School was established in 1970 and now serves students from 18 months old through eighth grade. In 2004, Community Montessori School purchased 13 acres of land on Stone Road, launched a capital campaign, and in 2009 completed Phase 1 of the building project. The school has been operating at two locations and will consolidate programs onto the Stone Road Campus at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year.