Several Central Kentucky student historians were recognized at the National History Day national contest at the University of Maryland, June 15-19. Hannah Durbin of Madison Middle School placed seventh overall in the Junior Web Site category. Alec Henthorne, from Lexington Traditional Magnet School, was 13th overall in the same category. Shelby Detring and Sarah Grashel of Clark Middle School in Winchester were 14th overall in the Junior Group Documentary category In the Senior Division, Sarah Berge, Laura Chiarot and Ayla Murrell, students at The Academy for Individual Excellence in Louisville, won in the Senior Group Performance category.
Salyersville attorney Grover Arnett has endowed a $10,000 scholarship at Big Sandy Community and Technical College. The William O. and Easter Arnett Endowed Scholarship Fund will be available for students who demonstrate potential for academic excellence, need financial assistance, are not receiving other financial aid, preferably live in Magoffin County and are single parents. Contact Jean Dorton at (606) 889-4899
■ Seventeen cadets from the Bryan Station High School AFJROTC program graduated from the Kentucky Summer Leadership School at Union College in Barbourville. They are Elizabeth Carpenter, Kelsey Truman, Breanna Richardson, Bert Lambert, Mickey Stone, Jared Henderson, Rabrell Simpson, Andrew Chadwell, Connor Runyan, Brittany Thompson, Gary Sweat, Zachery Workman, Lovelea Mitchell, Christopher Staton, Alex Trujillo, Malik Johnson and Michael Zehender. Carpenter was selected as the best flight sergeant and Truman as best squadron commander. Lambert was the top honor graduate.
■ For the third year, Jessamine County Schools have been named a ”What Parents Want“ School District Award by School Match of Columbus, Ohio, for meeting the needs of families choosing schools. Only 16 percent of the nation's public school districts have received this award.