Education notes


■ The Eastern Kentucky University public radio service broadcasting team at WEKU-FM in Richmond received first place in the enterprise/investigative reporting category of the 2008 Public Radio News Directors Awards ­Competition for work produced in 2007.

■ Kelly Price was selected to represent Jessamine County as this year's Rogers Scholar recipient. Price participated in the Rogers Scholar program July 6 through 11 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset. The program's goal is to develop leaders in Kentucky.


■ Chelsea Garza of Nicholasville was awarded a $1,500 scholarship at Fort Knox through the Scholarships for Military Children program.

■ The following Lexington-area high school graduates have received scholarships to Murray State University:

Becca Mattingly, a 2008 graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, received the Hope, Endeavor and Achievement Scholarship.

Martika Clark, a 2008 Dunbar graduate, received the Marvin D. Mills Scholarship.

Andrew Fogg, a 2005 Dunbar graduate, received the Honor Scholarship.

Hayden Murrell, a 2008 Dunbar graduate, received the John W. Carr Scholarship.

Sarah Kennedy, a 2007 graduate of Lafayette High School, received the Telecommunications Housing Award and the Women in Telecom Scholarship.

Nigel Renfro, a 2008 ­graduate of Tates Creek High School, received the Marvin D. Mills Scholarship.

Bridget Stichnot, a 2008 Tates Creek graduate, received the John W. Car Scholarship.

■ The Kentucky Branch of AXA Advisors ­announced that the following six students have won a $2,000 AXA Achievement Community Scholarship: Joshua Dabbs of La Grange, a student at Oldham County High School in Buckner; Alexandra Jenkins of Cadiz, a student at Trigg County High School in Cadiz, Mary Grace Pellegrini of Louisville, a student at duPont Manual Magnet High School in Louisville; Kiara Roberts of Louisville, a student at Central High School in Louisville; Max Uhlenhuth of Louisville, a student at duPont Manual Magnet High School in Louisville; and Victor Yang of Lexington, a student at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington.

The AXA Achievement Community Scholarship Program is part of AXA Achievement, AXA's national philanthropic program, which provides access and advice to help make college possible.

■ Audrey McMurray of Richmond received a scholarship from the DCI Scholarship Program sponsored by the non-profit Dialysis Clinic Inc. McMurray is studying ­music education at Morehead State University.


■ The World Heritage Student Exchange Program is looking for host families for students from Spain, France, China, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Denmark and Italy for the 2008-09 school year. Call (859) 248-8653 or 1-800-888-9040.

■ Michael Conway, an attorney from Dayton, Ohio, is the new president of the Eastern Kentucky University ­National Alumni Association. Conway, who earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from EKU in 1972, is in private practice as a board-certified specialist in estate and financial planning, trusts and probate law.

■ Heather LaBarbara, a seventh-grade English teacher at West Jessamine High School, is one of 20 people chosen to participate in a two-part U.S./Japan Leadership Program. The program's goal is to develop a network of communication, friendship and understanding among the next generation of leaders in the United States and Japan. ­LaBarbara recently completed the first conference in Seattle; In July 2009, she will go to Tokyo for the second conference.