WJMS cheerleaders hosting competition
The West Jessamine Middle School cheerleaders will be hosting the Bluegrass Conference Middle School Cheerleading Competition March 7 at West Jessamine High School. In conjunction with the competition they will also be conducting a toy drive to benefit Jerrod's Toy Cart. Toys can be dropped off at West High from 9 a.m. to noon the day of the competition. For more information contact Fran Settle at 983-3661.
EJHS Principal's List
The following students at East Jessamine High School were named to the first semester Principal's List for attaining a 4.0 or higher grade point average for the first semester: Hanna Philpot, Margaret Powell, David Prewitt, Anna Pryse, Caleb Puckett, Christian Radford, Michael Rexroat, Hunter Robbins, Caitlin Rogers, Vanessa Roland, Crystal Royse, Alexis Russell, Rebecca Seitz, Shana Shepherd, Jordon Sidebottom, Victoria Slade, Andrew Slugantz, Keegan Smith, Stephen Smith, Bethany Sonnier, Susan Starski, India Stewart, Elizabeth Switzer, Susan Switzer, Beth Taylor, Nicki Thacker, Briana Thomas, Kelsi Toth, Rachel Urs, Trinity Vannoy, Brendon Wade, Jered Waggoner, Holland Wall, Andrea Washington, Katherine Webb, Alex Wells, Angela White, Callie Wicklund, Alyssa Wiglesworth, Caitlin Withers, Nick Zabilka and Lauren Zettler.
East forensics place fifth at state forum
The East Jessamine Forensics Team took fifth place at the three-day Kentucky Educational Speech and Drama Association State Forum which included 22 teams from across the commonwealth. Because of the small size of the team, East has traditionally competed in the small schools division at the KESDA State Forum, but competed against bigger schools this time, some with well over 100 entries. The team brought home many individual awards including the Pentathlon Award, which went to Parker Collins for earning the most individual points in the competition. Collins advanced to the final round in four events, winning Humorous Interpretation, placing second in Radio Broadcasting, and third in both Poetry Interpretation and Informative Speaking. He was also awarded a $200 savings bond.
Also advancing to the final round, Callie Wicklund was awarded fifth place in Informative Speaking, Wicklund was also a semi-finalist in Prose Interpretation, Andrew Slugantz in Prose Interpretation and James Lutz and Zac Garland in Duo Interpretation. Team co-captain Faith Jennings, the regional champion in Radio Broadcasting, advanced to quarterfinals in that event.
Some of the non-advancing team members saw early success in their events. Newcomer Zac Garland earned first place in Declamation and was named the top non-advancing novice.
Also named a top non-advancing novice was Lacy Proctor in Impromptu Speaking.
Yi Dai placed second in round two of Declamation. Yi Dai and her partner Andrew Slugantz placed first in round one of Duo Interpretation. Lexi Harris earned first place in round two of Radio Broadcasting. The National Forensic League also honors three EJHS students. James Lutz was awarded a Degree of Excellence. The Degree of Honor was granted to both Yi Dai and Lacy Proctor.
The EJHS forensics team competes at the Kentucky High School Speech League State Tournament in March.
Adams named to B.C Dean's List
Ethan Adams was recently recognized for his academic achievement by being chosen as one of 1,300 students named to the Bryan College Dean's List for the fall 2008 semester.
To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Adams is the son of Dennis and Denise Adams of Wilmore.
Price receives academic honor