Model Laboratory High School student Rishav N. Aikat has received a National Merit $2,500 scholarship. The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 finalists.
Scholars are selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors, who appraised a substantial amount of information submitted by both the finalists and their high schools: the academic record, including difficulty level of subjects studied and grades earned; scores from two standardized tests; contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the Finalist; and a recommendation written by a high school official.
A school counselor and team of second-grade teachers recently received the 2016 Learning for Life Teaching Awards, presented by Central Bank and the Eastern Kentucky University Center for Economic Education.
The recipients were Brittany Mauck, school counselor at White Hall Elementary, and the team of Tracy Hall, Lisa Sizemore, Jill Van Dyke and Angele Vaughn, who teach second grade at Daniel Boone Elementary.
Central Bank and the EKU Center for Economic Education established the award to stimulate and recognize development and advancement in teaching decision making and problem solving with applications to personal finance, economics and entrepreneurship.
Madison Southern student receives blood center scholarship
The Kentucky Blood Center recently awarded a $500 Power of Life Scholarship to Ariel Reed, of Berea, a graduating senior from Madison Southern High School. Ariel Reed plans to attend Eastern Kentucky University in the fall.
Since 2010, Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) has awarded more than 500 scholarships to Kentucky high schools that host blood drives. The school earns the award based on the number of donations at blood drives hosted by the school
Model has record number of Governor’s Scholars
Out of a class of only 48 juniors at Model Laboratory High School, five have been named Governor’s Scholars for 2016. The school-record quintet will join approximately 1,000 other students from across the Commonwealth for the five-week academic enrichment program this summer, held jointly on three college campuses.
Model also boasts one participant in the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) and one Gatton Academy enrollee. The five Governor’s Scholars are Nate Frisbie, Harry Moberly, Mallory Smith, Abigail Vicars and Linda Yoder. Mac Ertel was accepted into the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs, and Harper Sewells will attend the Gatton Academy.
WKU recognizes top scholars in Class of 2016
Western Kentucky University recognized 55 Scholars of the College during Saturday’s undergraduate ceremonies of its 179th Commencement, of which Richmond native Matthew Robbins was among.
Robbins is an honors college graduate with a major in accounting from the Gordon Ford College of Business. Scholar of the College are baccalaureate degree student in each undergraduate college with the highest cumulative overall grade point average and a minimum of 60 semester hours earned in residence.
Berea journalism students place third at KHSJA
Among student newspapers in the General Excellence category, students at Clarksville High School in Indiana won first place among Class A schools, Paducah Tilghman High School won second place with Berea Community High School taking third.
In the broadcast division General Excellence category, Class A saw Ballard Memorial High School win first place, Corbin High took second and Berea Community High was third.
KHSJA was founded 20 years ago by the Kentucky Press Association to be an advocate for high school journalism in the state. This year school, the association has 90 member schools.