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Champions of Change- Youth Arts Council Exhibit Features Three Winners from FCPS

FCPS students were among the top prizewinners in the 2018 Youth Arts Council exhibit, presented during the May 18 Gallery Hop reception at the Living Arts & Science Center.  Jared Reding of Bryan Station High School received first-place honors and a $100 award for his photograph “Desolation,” and Jennifer Lee of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School was runner-up ($75) with her illustration “Portrait of Wolf Man.” Third place ($50) went to Bryan Station…

Champions of Change- 2018 KHSAA State Tennis Tournament

Below is the link for 2018 KHSAA State Tennis Championships.Matt Halpin is our No. 1 player at Dunbar High School and the defending state champion.  He is the No. 1 overall seed but must face some talented players in his path to the final. Boys Singles draw:   https://khsaa.org/tennis/2018/boyssingles.pdf

Champions of Change- Mother, Daughter Graduate Together from EKU

By Madison Harris RICHMOND, Ky. – Many have testified to the unique bond between mother and daughter. Melanie and Sarah Franklin demonstrated that connection to the world when they graduated from Eastern Kentucky University together. Sarah Franklin graduated May 11 from the College of Business and Technology with bachelor’s degrees in management and international business, a minor in Asian studies and a certificate in Japanese. Her mother, Melanie Franklin, graduated Ma…

Champions of Change- Dunbar Artist Earns Best of Show in FCPS High School Art Exhibit

Best of Show honors in the 2018 FCPS High School Art Exhibit went to Chase Faulkner of Paul Laurence Dunbar for his “Broken Promise.” His entry and the other winners received awards at a May 18 reception hosted by the University of Kentucky in the Bolivar Fine Arts Building. The district’s art teachers chose the major body of the exhibit, and a select group of student works from each teacher competed in the juried portion. UK professors served as judges. Catego…

Champions of Change- Dunbar Music Instructor is State’s 2019 High School Teacher of the Year

Tiffany Marsh, a vocal music teacher at Paul Laurence Dunbar, is Kentucky’s 2019 High School Teacher of the Year. She was among three finalists for the overall statewide honor, which went to a special education teacher in Oldham County. Co-sponsors Valvoline and the Kentucky Department of Education made the announcements during a May 15 ceremony at the Berry Mansion in Frankfort. Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton, Interim Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis, and Sam Mitchell, chief ex…

Champions of Change- Lafayette Archer Ties for Third Place in Eastern Nationals Tournament

With a score of 297, archer Cole Murphy of Lafayette tied for third place among boys in the 2018 NASP Eastern Nationals tournament in Louisville, which concluded May 12. More than 2,500 high school boys and nearly 7,500 total boys competed. Cole also tied for second place among the 683 sophomores. Overall, Lafayette’s strongest group ranked eighth out of 237 teams in the tournament. The National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) coordinates these competitions. While archery is…

Champions of Change- Four Fayette Seniors Tapped as 2018 Presidential Scholars

All four of Kentucky’s honorees in the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program hail from Fayette County Public Schools. Aaron Choate and Kasey Fields of Lafayette and Zsombor Gal and David Ma of Paul Laurence Dunbar have earned one of the nation’s most prestigious awards recognizing high school students’ accomplishments. In addition, each senior nominated a significant mentor for the Presidential Scholars Distinguished Teachers list. Aaron chose Laurie Fields, who t…

Champions of Change- Bryan Station High Earns Best in State at STLP Competition

Bryan Station High School set the pace for FCPS at the 2018 Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) State Championship, earning Best in State / Top 3 honors for the “Informed” and “LexApp” entries in the Showcase/Technical Expertise category. The “Informed” team members were Jaiven Smith, Joseph Daniel Williams II, and Stephen Wilder. The “LexApp” developers were LaMargaret Johnson, Russell Letcher, Jaiven Smith, and Drake Witt.&..

Champions of Change- Two from Dunbar Place in Nathaniel Patch Piano Competition

Two young musicians from FCPS earned awards in the 2018 Nathaniel Patch Piano Competition, which is sponsored by the Bluegrass Area Music Teachers Association. Jenny Lee took second place, and Andy Du was third in the high school division; both attend Paul Laurence Dunbar. Several others from Fayette County Public Schools received honorable mention … High school: Hiroki Asai and Vanessa Meliksetyan, both of Lafayette; Middle school: Alexander Auer and William …

Champions of Change- Cameron Beach ’18 Researches History and Politics Surrounding Removal of Confederate Flag

By Kerry Steinhofer This article is part of a series featuring Centre College’s 2018 John C. Young (JCY) Scholars. Centre’s JCY program, now in its 28th year, is designed to serve highly motivated seniors, allowing them to engage in independent study, research or artistic work in their major discipline or in an interdisciplinary area of their choosing. John C. Young Scholar (JCY) and international studies major Cameron Beach ’18, of Greenville, South Carolina, focu…

Champions of Change- Oyinkansola Aderoba ’18 Receives Fulbright Award to Teach English in Honduras

By Kerry Steinhofer Over the past near-three decades, Centre College has provided more than 50 Fulbright scholars, and the tradition continues with Oyinkansola Aderoba ’18 (Columbia, Tennessee), who received the only Fulbright Scholarship to be an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in Honduras. As an international studies major with a minor in politics, Aderoba is interested in foreign service, diplomacy and international politics. “I believe that the Fulbright Scholarshi…

Champions of Change- Paxton Duff ’18 Receives Fulbright Award to Teach in Mexico

By Kerry Steinhofer Centre College has a history of producing Fulbright scholars, and that tradition continues this year with Paxton Duff ’18 (Louisville, Kentucky), who received a Fulbright Scholarship to be an English Teaching Assistant in Mexico beginning in late August. “I originally applied for the Fulbright to Mexico, because I love working with kids, and I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone in my first year after Centre,” he said. As a Spanish and…

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