13 local students named to EKU President's List
Thirteen Jessamine County students were named to the Eastern Kentucky University presidents for earning a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the spring semester.
Those include: Kaila Renee Andrlik, Marne Elizabeth Arias, Elycia Nicol Boyce, Katherine L. Carter, Harold Ray Chandler, Jason Scott Hays, Jennifer Leigh Justice, Mara Lynn Magee, Lindsey Grace Schweitzer, Stevie Nicolse Sims, Shanda Rebekah Snyder and Mary Katherine Spurlock, all of Nicholasville and Janna M. Dongell of Wilmore.
Caldwell chosen as Rogers Explorer
Providence School freshman Justin Caldwell was recently chosen as one of 60 students from across southern and eastern Kentucky to participate in the 2009 Rogers Explorer program.
The students will attend one of two summer sessions on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg or, for the first time, Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia.
The program is coordinated and supervised by The Center for Rural Development, a non-profit economic development organization based in Somerset, in partnership with the University of the Cumberlands and Lindsey Wilson.
Rogers Explorers is open to freshmen-to-be with an interest in developing skills in leadership, technology, math, science, entrepreneurship, and community service. Explorers will spend three days and two nights on a college campus participating in hands-on activities and working with professional college instructors.
Jessica Melton, associate director of education and training for The Center, said the program is a great opportunity for the students.
"All activities are both educational and fun," Melton said. "Explorers are able to experience what it is like to be on a college campus, fine-tune leadership skills, and develop a network of friends and resources throughout our region."
All lodging, meals, and program expenses, with the exception of transportation to and from the host site, are provided free of charge to the students.
The Rogers Explorers session at the University of the Cumberlands is scheduled for June 7-9, followed by the second session June 10-12 at Lindsey Wilson College.
Caldwell is the son of Julie McNulty of Nicholasville.
4 local students earn degrees from Transy
Four Jessamine County students were among those receiving degrees from Transylvania University during commencement exercises May 23.
Former East High students Amanda and Megan Higginbotham, the daughters of David and Marlys Higginbotham of Nicholasville, and former West High students Loren Len Bewley, the daughter of Wilbur and Sandra Bewley, and Matthew Keith Eckhardt, the son of Brian and Lynda Eckhardt, all of Nicholasville, received Bachelor of Arts degrees from Transy.
Simms receives WKU scholarship
Ben Simms, of Nicholasville was recently awarded an $800 from the school of Journalism and Broadcasting at Western Kentucky University. The scholarship was provided by Imagewest, Western's student-run advertising and public relations agency and can be used to fund class course credit or completing a summer internship.
5 local students receive degrees from Georgetown College
Five Jessamine County students were among the 290 graduates recognized during Georgetown College's spring commencement exercises May 16.
Receiving Bachelor of Arts degrees were, Rebecca Whitney Bishop, daughter of Michael and Amy Bishop, Krista Marie Chelf, daughter of Darrell and Rebecca Chelf, Joshua Kavanaugh Johnson, son of James and Carolyn Johnson, all of Nicholasville and Robert Michael King, son of Mary Ruth King of Lexington.
Receiving a Bachelor of Science degree was Jacob William Green, son of Bill and Sandra Green of Nicholasville.
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