Cade earned a master of business administration (accounting) while Thomas earned her master of business administration (applied management) from the evangelical Christian comprehensive university in Marion Ind.
Friend graduates from HCTC
Clarissa Friend of Nicholasville was one of 1,055 students who graduated from Hazard Community and Technical College during its commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 17.
Lockridge awarded scholarship
West Jessamine Middle School student Maddie Lockridge was one of 16 students from across the state to be awarded a 2008 Kentucky Middle School Association scholarship.
Students are selected based on a written application and must exemplify academic excellence, outstanding citizenship, a commendable attitude and leadership. The application includes an essay written by the student explaining how he or she exemplifies the traits advocated by KMSA and letters of recommendation from one of the student's current teachers and his or her principal. Also, the student's grades, attendance and conduct records are reviewed.
The scholarship program was started as a way to recognize young adolescents that are making positive contributions to their schools and communities while also building awareness of scholarship programs with eighth grade students.
Lockridge is the daughter of Tom and Jennie Lockridge of Nicholasville. She is in all accelerated classes and has maintained a 4.0 grade point average at West Jessamine Middle. Maddie is an excellent role model in her attitude and attendance.
She is community minded and volunteers at her church. She has worked at the "Jesus Prom"- a dance for mentally and physically challenged. She has also collected and handed out food and clothing to the homeless and needy with her brother in downtown Lexington.
West Jessamine Middle School principal, Terry Meckstroth said, "Maddie is a diligent hard working student, athlete and volunteer with many gifts, talents and leadership strengths."
The Kentucky Middle School Association is an organization that promotes and supports middle level education across the state.
King Recognized as Honor Student
Kayla King of Wilmore was recognized by the University of the Cumberlands as an honor student during the annual Honor's Day service held on April 21. Honor recognition is given to those students attaining a 3.70 cumulative grade point average. King is a Biology major.