Morton cheerleaders prevail statewide

Morton Middle School Cheerleaders won the Middle School State Championship and the Bluegrass State Championship this year. The team also placed second at Jamfest Nationals and won the Spirit Award. The team has a cumulative GPA of 3.4 and participates in many community events such as the Diabetes Walk. The team is coached by Judy Lowry, Brian Elza and Carla Trisko.

UK student selected for academic honor society

The Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society has selected Rachael Anne Mansfield for membership in the local chapter at the University of Kentucky. She is the daughter of Steve Mansfield and Jean Mansfield of Mount Sterling.

Montessori student a geographic bee finalist

Nolan Phillips, a sixth-grader at Providence Montessori School, son of Barbara and Kevin Phillips, has been named a Kentucky Geographic Bee semifinalist by the National Geographic Society. The Bee will be April 4 at the Knicely Economic Center in Bowling Green.

The state winner receives $100, a globe and a trip to Washington, D.C., where he or she will represent Kentucky in the national finals at the National Geographic Society headquarters, May 20-21. The national winner will receive a $25,000 college scholarship.

Beaumont students compete in archery

Two Beaumont Middle School students competed March 18 in the National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament in Louisville.

Tommy Harlamert placed third among boys, and Mimi Aldabbagh finished fifth among girls in the regional competition March 1 in Frankfort. Both are eighth-graders.

Beaumont is the only Fayette County school that organized a team for the regional, where 10 middle schools competed.

Dunbar first 
at Governor's Cup

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School placed first at the regional level of the Governor's Cup competition, with Henry Clay and Lafayette high schools taking second and third place, respectively.

In the middle school division, Lexington Traditional Magnet School won first place, followed by Winburn.

The Dunbar, Henry Clay, LTMS and Winburn quick-recall teams and the Lafayette future problem-solving team, along with the top five students in each contest area, will advance to the state finals, set for March 15-17 in Louisville.

The Governor's Cup includes six individual events: written assessment exams in math, science, social studies, language arts and arts/humanities; and composition (on-demand writing), as well as team competition in quick recall (”quiz bowl“) and future problem solving (creative thinking). For more information, see, e-mail or call (502) 223-0088.

Homemakers scholarships deadline approaches

Applications for the Woodford County Homemakers Sarah Feltner Memorial Scholarship are available from the Cooperative Extension Office, 184 Beasley Road, or from Woodford County High School, 180 Frankfort Street, Versailles Scholarships will be awarded to a high school senior and/or college student with a major in home economics, family and consumer sciences, or a related field. Applications should be submitted by April 1 to the Cooperative Extension Office. Call (859) 873-4601.