West High SBDM meeting changed
The West Jessamine High School Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) council meeting has been changed to April 16 at 3 p.m. It was previously scheduled for April 9.
JCTC class to host pancake breakfast
The High School of Business Leadership class at Jessamine Career and Technology Center is hosting a pancake breakfast Wednesday, April 18, to benefit tornado relief in West Liberty. The breakfast will be from 9-11 a.m. Admission is $10 for all-you-can-eat pancakes; waffles, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee will also be available. Students have planned the event as a community-service project.
East Middle perfect attendance, third nine weeks
Sixth grade: Dillon T. Abney, Joseph T. Alverson, Lukas S. Atterbury, Connor A. Aubrey, Hannah E. Averitt, Mckenzie Banta, Jacob Bissen, Bethany A. Bradshaw, Logan S. Brock, Christiana J. Crout, Matthew S. Dion, Dalia R. Eloraby, Kayla B. Flatter, Te’Andre D. Garr, Leah E. Gilbert, Jessica L. Hall, Jonathan B. Harrison, Benjamin T. Hutchens, Tristan H. Kelly, Michael C. Lansaw, Jacob M. Markham, Jalen T. Marshall, Mallory E. McKibben, Haadiya McNeal, Vontazia G. Mitchell, Mackenzie D. Morgan, Andrew J. Palumbo, Natalie M. Pinkston, Logan M. Rice, Lakin N. Roberts, Leslie D. Rojas Lopez, Bashiri K. Sawyer, Mariah C. Thomas, Anna G. Wright, Julie Yashchenko and Chaquale S. Young.
Seventh grade: Camara M. Cannady, Hailey R. Collinsworth, Makayla D. Correll, James C. Cox, Jacob P. Dickinson, Aaron Z. Drury, Bryce A. Feck, Carrie D. Flynn, Beau T. Gann, Austin S. Gibson, Melody C. Godfrey, Raegan L. Grimes, Samuel Gritsko, Daniel Y. Gureyev, Nathan A. Harper, Hanna M. Hendren, Caitlyn R. Howard, Aerelle M. Jones, Ashley C. Justus, Timothy D. Keathley, Brianna Krug, Caleb S. Landis, Christopher C. Lasley, Danna A. Lopez, Kaitlyn B. Maricle, Sydney A. McKinney, Sarah B. Mullins, Helen E. Paver, John T. Sayre, Colin B. Silva, Aaron B. Slusher, Jared D. Smith, Tyler J. Thomas, Kassandra R. Turner, Benjamin G. Vidal, Andrea Wallen and Angelica Zefi.
Eighth grade: Kristie Adams, Gage T. Antone, Kraig L. Bess, Avery J. Cox, Serena Davis, Kenneth L. Embry, Kiersten N. Hollon, Austin L. Hopper, Michael W. Hukle, Joshua R. Lumpkins, Zoe R. Mays, Obadiah B. McCray, Noah P. Ragland, Juana M. Rangel, Christian J. Sevastakis, Zachary T. Sevastakis, Alyana D. Templeton and Mason R. Wynn.
FFA chapter attends regional day
On March 13, the Jessamine County FFA chapter had many students competing in different contests at the regional day. The junior parliamentary team received second place; the senior parliamentary team also received second place and came very close to first. The chapter will be taking two speakers to state, Britni Vandervort and Sara Warren.
West Middle math team places 10th
A team of West Jessamine Middle School students placed 10th in the 2012 MATHCOUNTS state competition in Louisville on Saturday. The team was coached by Karen Dixon. A total of 28 teams competed.
MATHCOUNTS is a national math coaching and competition program designed to develop and strengthen math, science, leadership and teamwork skills.
JCTC’s Marquette named champion
JCTC teacher and student technology leadership program (STLP) sponsor Margo Marquette was named an STLP champion March 22 at the seventh annual STLP state championship in Rupp Arena and the Lexington Convention Center.
Maggard honored by women’s group
Nicholasville’s Mary Maggard was awarded the Impact Award given at the county level by the Bluegrass Alliance for Women.
Maggard’s job as manager of workforce solutions assessment and testing at Bluegrass Community and Technical College puts her “in a unique position to influence women and girls to investigate career paths and ways to get more education,” said Patrice Blanchard, who nominated Maggard.
Maggard served as a judge at Jessamine Career and Technology Center’s Super Seven Showcase in November and is a business-advisory committee member for Jessamine County’s Industrial Technical Center.
Maggard is a board member of the Workforce Investment Act's Youth Council and has served as a 50+ workforce volunteer for AARP. She organized career events focused on those 50 and older and currently volunteers as an issue specialist for work and retirement for AARP Kentucky.
“Mary is a strong education and career advocate for women of all ages,” Blanchard said.
The award was presented March 20 at the annual luncheon of Bluegrass Alliance for Women. First Lady Jane Beshear was the speaker.