EJMS drama to present performance of "Aladdin Jr."
East Jessamine Middle School will present three performances of Disney's "Aladdin Jr." May 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. and May 31 at 2 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students and can be purchased at the door. For more information contact Sasha Weddington at the school at 859-885-5561 ext. 139.
Three special education teachers honored
Three Jessamine County School System teachers were recently honored by the Central Kentucky Special Education Cooperative for their work in the classroom.
West Middle School teacher Dee Simpson was recognized by CKSEC for her work with the PASS Program (Positive Approach to Student Success), which is designed to give students the skills they need to be successful in the classroom. Warner Elementary School teachers Debra Mays and Adam Chisholm were named Outstanding Educators for the 2008-2009 school year, by CKSEC.
Transylvania dean's list
Nine Jessamine County students were recently named to the Transylvania University Dean's List for the winter 2009 term.
The list includes, seniors, Amanda and Megan Higginbotham, the daughters of David and Marlys Higginbotham of Nicholasville and Matthew Ekhardt, the son of Brian and Lynda Ekhardt of Nicholasville, juniors, Jordan Kiviniemi-Moore, the daughter of Barry Moore and Karen Kiviniemi of Nicholasville, Shawna Corman and April Corman, the daughters of Richard Corman and Robyn Heist, both of Nicholasville and Jacob Brumfield, the son of James and Janet Brumfield of Wilmore, sophomores, Lauren Burton, the daughter of Timothy and Leslie Burton of Nicholasville and freshman Lee Richardson, the son of Mary Richardson of Nicholasville.
Three Jessamine residents graduate from IWU
Three Jessamine County residents were among the 2,100 students who received degrees during graduation ceremonies April 25 at Indiana Wesleyan University. Graduates included Alicia and Michael Allen, and Kriste Blumetti, all of Nicholasville.
Gray receives Chamber's President's Award
Asbury College President Dr. Sandra Gray received the President's Award from the Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce at its annual awards banquet.
Each year, the president of the Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce has the opportunity to give the President's Award to a member of the community who has made a significant impact on Jessamine County.
Cyrus Hutcherson, the former president of the Chamber of Commerce and vice president of the Orchard Branch of National City Bank, presented the award to Gray for her contributions to the community. He noted that since Gray began her presidency in 2007, she has been heavily involved in the community and has made tremendous strides toward making Asbury College more visible in the Jessamine County area and beyond.
Hutcherson is a 1996 graduate of Asbury College and had Gray as a professor during his academic career.
Hutcherson credited Gray for encouraging him to pursue a banking career.
Keeling's artwork chosen for national competition
Artwork created by Asbury College freshman Samantha Keeling was recently chosen for a national competition.
The competition was held Feb. 1 to March 15 among professionals and amateur artists from around the world. Artists were required to submit original works of art, in any medium, based on their perception of a woman's self worth.
Keeling, a graduate of West Jessamine High School, heard about the competition through Asbury and submitted two oil canvas paintings. She painted from a picture she took on the cross-country course at Asbury.
"We are delighted that as early as freshman year, one of our art majors is receiving national recognition. This is an honor for the college and its art program," said Asbury Art Department Chair Linda Stratford.