Scholarship winners recognized at VisitNich.com Bowl football games
Three scholarship recipients were recognized between the two VisitNich.com Bowl football games Friday.
Asbury University’s John Wesley Hughes Scholarship, first announced in June, went to 2012 West Jessamine High School graduate Todd Yoder, who placed 14th at the state cross-country championships last year and will run in college for the Eagles. Yoder took two classes at Asbury in the spring and has worked on some Asbury mission trips; he said at his cross-country signing that he had known his whole senior year he wanted to be an Eagle. The scholarship is given to two new students — one male and one female — each year, with competition each spring between those invited who qualify as president’s scholars or governor’s scholars.
Officials also recognized the inaugural winners of the First Degree scholarship, sponsored by the Nicholasville Tourism Commission, which gives $500 each to two students — one male and one female — who are the first in their family to attend college. The money goes along with the students’ nomination for a $2,500 scholarship from the Kentucky School Boards Association.
The inaugural winners of the scholarship were Josiah Clements from East Jessamine High School and Britni Vandervort from West Jessamine High School. The awards were announced at a November 2011 meeting of the Jessamine County Board of Education.
Clements will be attending the University of Pikeville and was in attendance to be recognized Friday. Vandervort was unable to attend as she had already moved in at Murray State University. The winner of the $2,500 scholarship from KSBA last year was Kelsey Rae Bentley of Magoffin County.
Two Nicholasville students receive full-ride scholarships to UK
Jonathan Coburn and Ann Bruner of Nicholasville have each been awarded the University of Kentucky’s Patterson Scholarship.
The Patterson Scholarship is a four-year renewable scholarship valued at $68,000. The award covers the cost of tuition, room and board, a $1,000 yearly stipend, an iPad2, and $2,000 for a summer education abroad program.
WJMS eighth-grade DC trip meetings scheduled
There will be two informational meetings Thursday, Aug. 30, about the West Jessamine Middle School eighth-grade trip toWashington, D.C.The meetings will be at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria (before and after a school open house).
The meetings are intended for parents or guardians of interested eighth-graders; information provided will include trip dates, highlights of the touring, cost, how to register and financial aid. No registration is required for the meeting.
For more information, contact Kiki Spann at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-885-2244, ext. 2266; or Carol Stratton at email@example.com or 859-885-2244, ext. 2148.