■ University of Kentucky student Elizabeth Glass is interning at the Cloisters Museum and Garden at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City this summer. The Lexington native's internship is in the museum's medieval department.
At the Metropolitan, Glass will mainly work at the Cloisters giving tours focusing on reliquaries that are currently on display, as well as helping maintain and expand the department's collection database.
■ The National Archives, in conjunction with the University of Kentucky Libraries Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center, presented the inaugural Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award for Civics and History Teachers on July 8. The recipient of the Clements Award is Timothy A. Peterson, who teaches social studies at Taylor County High School in Campbellsville. Peterson graduated from UK College of Education twice: with a bachelor's degree in 1988, and again with a master's degree in 1996. Peterson began teaching in 1989 at Jessamine County High School. He also taught at Marion County High School before moving to Taylor County High School in 2010. He is certified to teach advanced placement courses in European history, world history, U.S. history, and human geography. In July 2014, Taylor County Schools selected Peterson as one of six advisors for the Taylor County High School Cardinal Academy. Roger D. Cook, superintendent of Taylor County Schools, nominated Peterson for the Clements Award.
■ Fayette County Public Schools students competed at the Technology Student Association's 2015 national conference in Dallas, where the theme was Designing Your Dreams. Lafayette High's Ethan Peck placed sixth in the CAD 2D Architecture category; Lexington Traditional Magnet School's Rachel Donahue, Michael Merritt and Jayla Pence finished eighth in Website Design; and Southern Middle's McKayla Weaver, Garrett Kays and Sam Head placed 12th in Leadership Strategies.
■ More than 60 students from across Kentucky were invited to spend June 21 through July 11 at Georgetown College enhancing their creative thinking skills through the Governor's School for Entrepreneurs, including Drake Witt of Bryan Station High School, Sam Swayze of Lafayette High, and Shea Hausman and Chase Vickery of Paul Laurence Dunbar High.
Rising students in grades 10-12 may apply for the free program. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (859) 233-3502.
■ The 2015 Governor's School for the Arts, a summer residency program for rising juniors and seniors, included 31 students from Fayette County Public Schools who spent June 21 through July 11 at Centre College in Danville. GSA, which is managed by the Kentucky Center, boasted a record 256 participants this session.
Henry Clay High: Mikaela Gatewood, architecture and design; and Rachael Gilbert, creative writing.
Lafayette High: Kurtis Brown, drama; Seanna Bryant, visual art; Blakeley Burger, instrumental music; Carson Crovo, instrumental music; Zoe Felice, visual art; Abby Garr, dance; Catarine Hancock, vocal music; Carson Hardee, dance; Anna Hoots, drama; Madison Jones, instrumental music; Claire McDermott, dance; Ntinyari Miriti, instrumental music; Shelby Nance, drama; Hannah Neff, musical theater; Margaret Prewitt, vocal music; Miranda Rojas, instrumental music; Jared Sayers, musical theater; Katie Simon, dance; Callaway Stivers, new media; Bailey Tillery, vocal music; Raihana Utomo, new media; Cameron Walton, creative writing; Bailey Yates, instrumental music; and Quin Yessin, architecture and design.
Paul Laurence Dunbar High: Elizabeth Robbins and Travis Sanders, instrumental music.
Tates Creek High: William Clements, drama; Madison Webb, drama; and Dasia Woods, creative writing.
■ Several chapters in the 16th District PTA earned statewide recognition during this summer's Kentucky PTA convention, which was July 10-11 in Fort Knox.
Dixie Magnet Elementary PTA and Stonewall Elementary PTA both received the Outstanding Programs & Projects Award for exceptional efforts during the 2014-2015 school year. Dixie was cited for its Kentucky PTA Kids' Day activities, when the Dixie PTA purchased a book for every student to take home and boasted 100 percent student participation. Across town, Stonewall's PTA and teachers had hosted a "Love for Arts Night" and offered 17 rooms of activities from dance, drama and Japanese culture to free-form writing and music therapy.
In addition, several FCPS chapters received honors at the Kentucky PTA's membership gala.
Athens-Chilesburg Elementary, Lansdowne Elementary and Southern Middle: Apple Award, for having 100 percent of faculty and staff enrolled as PTA/PTSA members;
Maxwell Elementary: Acorn Award, for the largest percent membership increase in the district;
Rosa Parks Elementary: Chuck Saylor's He-Man Award, for the PTA with the largest percent of male members based on student enrollment per district;
Southern Middle: Youth Voice Award, for the PTA with the largest percent of student members based on school enrollment per district;
Lafayette High: Mrs. George Weldon 200+ Award, for PTAs with a 200-member increase from the previous school year. Only five schools in the state earned this honor.
To learn more about PTA/PTSA in Fayette County Public Schools, visit Fcps.net/pta.