▪ The 2018 National Merit semifinalists include many area seniors, including 36 from Fayette County Public Schools. They are among some 16,000 high school seniors who will compete for about $32 million in awards next spring.
Boyle County: Malik T. Allahham and Jackson A. King
Franklin-Simpson: Scott Randolph
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Henry Clay: Quinn Andrews, Will Andrews, Augustine Carlson, Alexander Chinigo, Nicholas Joseph, Saurav Khadka, Angelica Malkowski, Ian Schaeffer and Daryn Smith
Lafayette: Austin Booth, Sarah Gleeson and David Litster
Madison Central: Tyler B. Hall and Ryan A. McManus
Model Laboratory School: Jarett Insko and Patrick O. Nnoromele
Paul Laurence Dunbar: Dina Birioukova, Jonathan Browning, Kelly Chen, Adarsh Chithrala, Jin Cho, Emma Draper, Christopher Duncan, Zsombor Gal, Madilyn Halwes, Elizabeth Hausman, Blake Jaeger, Ellora Kamineni, Akhil Kesaraju, Rohith Kesaraju, Linda Kim, Jennifer Lee, David Ma, Mingxi Mao, Erin Markel, Maxwell Qiu, Julia Radhakrishnan, Nathaniel Rukavina, Tejaswini Sudhakar and Hannah Wang
West Jessamine, Nicholasville: Timothy S. Rohe
Woodford : Seth R. Allen and Sarah E. Potts
▪ For the fifth year in a row, Campbellsville University has been named one of the top regional universities in the South, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings.
This year, the magazine also ranked Campbellsville University in the top 10 universities in the South for international education for its large proportion of international undergraduate students. More than 27 percent of Campbellsville University students identify as members of minorities or under-represented population groups from nearly 50 countries.
Campbellsville University has been ranked in U.S. News and World Reports’ “America’s Best Colleges” for 25 consecutive years.
▪ The University of Kentucky is hosting a symposium Friday and Saturday to help students and professionals who are interested in STEM careers design and implement a career path and develop skills to help them communicate about their work.
UK’s symposium, “Preparing Science Professionals,” will consist of STEM-centered professional development sessions and workshops involving industry research, entrepreneurship, science and communication and outreach, government and science policy, academic research and academic teaching. Breakout sessions will teach students how to apply to college or graduate school, apply for STEM-related jobs, and how to network in the science field.
There will also be a “science café,” with the goal of engaging the public in a dialogue about how science impacts the community.