EKU junior awarded two scholarships

Eastern Kentucky University junior Alyse King of Clayton, Ohio has been awarded the Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association Undergraduate Memorial Scholarship and the Kentucky Athletic Trainers' Society Undergraduate Scholarship.

King has also been selected recently as Chair of the National Athletic Trainers' Association Student Committee.

EKU Pershing Rifles grab national awards

At the recent Pershing Rifle National Competition in Florida, the EKU Pershing Rifles placed first in the Platoon Regulation Drill and third in the Squad Regulation Drill. Robby Rees bested more than 100 fellow competitors for second place in the Individual Drill Competition.

The trip was sponsored by the EKU National Alumni Association, the EKU College of Business and Technology and the EKU Student Government Association.

Horse Farm Worker scholarships available

The Horse Farm Worker's Educational Fund is accepting applications for partial college scholarships or technical programs from recent high school graduates. Applicants must be children of a parent or parents who work fulltime on a Central Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm and have done so for three years. Applications are due July 1 and are available by calling (859) 269-1719.

Dunbar speech team places 4th in state

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School's Speech Team competed at the 2008 Kentucky High School Speech League state tournament March 14 and 15. They competed against 40 other high school teams across Kentucky. Dunbar placed 4th overall in sweepstakes, with Danville, Grant County and Assumption High School taking the top three in the state.

Three Dunbar students made it to the state finals: Sophomore Simeon Kondev won fifth place in Poetry; junior Meredith Coleman won fifth place in Prose; and senior Stephen Hicks won third place in Humorous Interpretation and is state champion in both Poetry and Storytelling.

Children for Peace art contest submissions

The third annual Children for Peace art contest is currently accepting submissions of art and displays for the ”2008 Peace and Global Citizenship Fair“ scheduled to be held May 10 at Bluegrass Community & Technical College, 470 Cooper Drive.

Human Rights, is the theme of this year's competition. Four prizes, valued at $50 each, will be awarded to the top entries at the event. Submissions of art and activities from K-8 classes and club organizations from throughout the Bluegrass will be accepted until Friday.

Requirements concerning art submissions, activities, and a schedule of events for the fair are available at Contact Rebecca Glasscock, (859) 246-6319 or e-mail at

Student historians honored in Frankfort

Clark County students were honored at the 2008 Kentucky Junior Historical Society Convention, held March 27-29 in Frankfort. The event gathers student historians from around the commonwealth in grades K-12.

The students submit prepared projects in various categories, including historical exhibit, genealogical research, photography, performance and art.

Student winners include: Justin Neal, Clark Middle School, Crafts-Hard: Division II, Third Place; Sarah Little, Trapp Elementary School, Kentucky Scrapbooks: Division I, Third Place; Allison Becknell, Clark Middle School.