East student garners awards in art contest
Courtney Woodrum, a freshman at East Jessamine High School, was announced as the winner of two awards in a horse-decorating art contest.
Woodrum, the daughter of Donna and James Woodrum of Nicholasville, decorated an 8-inch wooden horse named Quest to represent the country of Mexico in a statewide competition put on by the Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky (KHAKY). Woodrum, an eighth-grader at the time of the contest, won best representation of country/state in the middle-school category and first place overall in the category including middle-school and high-school students.
She won a bag of art supplies and a silver medallion necklace from Bluegrass Medallions.
Her sponsor was Manufacturing Consultants International in Bardstown.
Woodrum was one of 125 student artists in the competition. Sponsorship was $500 per student, and more than $15,000 was raised for the KHAKY.
The Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky serves 68 counties in Kentucky, including Jessamine County.
Nicholasville resident starts pharmacy school
Holli Michelle Dunn, daughter of Philip Dunn and Shelly Rice, participated in a recent white-coat ceremony for members of the Class of 2014 at Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy.
The students are beginning a four-year professional curriculum that leads to a doctor of pharmacy degree.
They completed two or more years of undergraduate coursework prior to entering pharmacy school.
The ceremony at Shades Mountain Baptist Church on Oct. 8 included the presentation of a white coat to each student prior to their taking the pledge to the American Pharmaceutical Association’s code of professionalism.
Each student selected a professional mentor to assist with the ceremony.
This year’s entering pharmacy class includes 128 students from 15 states and one foreign nation.
Samford’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy enrolls a total of 502 students.
WES SMART students
Each grading period, homeroom teachers select two students who exemplify the SMART rules at Wilmore Elementary.
The following students are the winners for the first nine weeks of the 10-11 school year: