■ The hockey team from Henry Clay High School captured the Kentucky High School Hockey League's state title March 1 at the Lexington Ice Center. After eliminating crosstown rival Paul Laurence Dunbar 10-4 in the first round, the Blue Devils upset top-seeded Louisville Trinity behind first-team all-state forward Cooper Cason's shootout goal after overtime. Henry Clay then won the title with a 7-2 victory over Oldham County.
■ Four Lexington schools and one in Richmond claimed top honors for Kentucky in the 2014 national Recycle-Bowl Competition. Lexington's Providence Montessori Middle School placed first, Montessori High School second, Leestown Middle third, Cardinal Valley Elementary fourth, and White Hall Elementary in Richmond fifth. The four Lexington schools recycled enough material to claim third place in the district division behind groups from California and Pennsylvania.
■ Teams from eight universities will present plans to deliver jobs and revitalize the economy in Kentucky on April 11 at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, 500 Newtown Pike. The teams will compete for $20,000 in prizes, with the first-place team receiving $10,000 to start a business. This is the same amount that Pearse Lyons used to start his company, Alltech, 35 years ago in Kentucky, now a company with $1 billion in sales annually.
The competing universities are: Bellarmine, Brescia, Kentucky State, Morehead State, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, University of Pikeville and Western Kentucky.
■ Three University of Kentucky Army ROTC alumni and community leaders have been inducted into the UK Army ROTC Wall of Fame. Inductees were retired Lt. Col. Keith Jackson, Lexington Division of Fire and Emergency Services chief; attorney Pierce Hamblin; and retired Maj. Marty Pinkston.
Jackson, the first black fire chief in Lexington, graduated from UK with a bachelor's degree in communications in 1987. Pinkston, former deputy commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, graduated from UK in 1979 with a degree in history and was commissioned a second lieutenant. Hamblin, a litigator at Landrum & Shouse and adjunct professor at the UK College of Law, received his degree in business administration from UK and was commissioned as a second lieutenant through UK Army ROTC in 1973.
■ Meadowthorpe, Cassidy and Rosa Parks elementaries led the way in the district-level round of the 2015 Governor's Cup, which wrapped up Feb. 28. The Governor's Cup, founded in 1986 to promote classroom achievement, is Kentucky's premier academic competition.
FCPS team results, District 75:
Overall: Meadowthorpe, first; Dixie, second
Future problem-solving: Meadowthorpe, first; Dixie, second
Quick recall: Meadowthorpe, first; Dixie, second
Hume Sportsmanship Award: Dixie
In District 76:
Overall: Cassidy, first; Ashland, second; Maxwell, third; Athens-Chilesburg, fourth
Future problem-solving: Maxwell, first; Athens-Chilesburg, second; Ashland, third
Quick recall: Ashland, first; Cassidy, second; Maxwell, third; Athens-Chilesburg, fourth
Hume Sportsmanship Award: Ashland
In District 77:
Overall: Rosa Parks, first; Clays Mill, second; Wellington, third
Future problem-solving: Rosa Parks, first; Clays Mill, second; Wellington, third
Quick recall: Rosa Parks, first; Wellington, second; Clays Mill, third
Hume Sportsmanship Award: Clays Mill
■ Jamie Woolery, an Eastern Kentucky University graduate student from Irvine, has been named one of only 10 students nationally to receive a scholarship to attend the National Outdoor Recreation Conference. Woolery, who is seeking a master's degree in recreation and park administration after earning a bachelor's degree at EKU, has received $763 to cover travel and registration costs and a year of membership.
■ The WoodSongs Arts & Music Seminar, designed for teachers to help students learn a true appreciation for music and how it positively affects their lives, will be 1 to 4:30 p.m. April 25 at Duthie Theater in the Anne Hart Raymond Building at Midway College
The event will include lectures, discussions and youth music performances. Learn how to use the WoodSongs Classroom project and associated lesson plans (for middle, high school and college students) and how to launch a School Music Series, an actual in-school WoodSongs Coffeehouse, plus a showing of the film Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau.
Visit the classroom page at Woodsongs.com for more information. This event is free to teachers. The 435 tickets are first come, first served.
To register, go to Woodsongs.com/woodsongs-teachers, email Teachers@woodsongs.com or call (859) 255-5700.