Beazley’s great-grandchildren honored by schools
Two great-grandchildren of Nicholasville’s Jesse Beazley were recently honored by their schools in Lexington.
Kaitlyn Greene received the Leonardo Arts and Humanities Award for 2011 from Lafayette High School in Lexington. She has maintained a 4.0 or better grade point average (GPA) in high school and will be playing oboe in the Lafayette band’s wind ensemble.
Jonathan Greene received the eighth-grade outstanding-achievement award in English composition, social studies and math from Jesse Clark Middle School in Lexington.
He made the 4.0 GPA or better team all three years in middle school.
Jonathan was named the boy teen winner for best academics and best all-around teen.
He will be playing tenor saxophone in the Lafayette band’s wind ensemble when he attends the high school in the fall.
Kaitlyn and Jonathan are the children of Kathrine B. and Randy Greene of Lexington; grandchildren of Jessie Lynn Greene, Richard Greene Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Barrett of Orlando, Fla.; and great-grandchildren of Beazley of Nicholasville.
Jessamine students complete Governor’s Scholars Program
Eleven high-school juniors from Jessamine County were among 1,074 who attended the Governor’s Scholars Program this year for five weeks in June and July.
Students who participated had opportunities to exchange ideas and discover different points of view while interacting with other students and learning new disciplines.
Participants from Jessamine County included home-schooler Samuel James Burkhardt; East Jessamine High School’s Katherine Ann Bruner and Michael Aaron Rexroat; West Jessamine High School’s Joelene Xue Ming Goh, Dalton Elias James, David Samuel Smith, Lisa Renee Troyer and Todd Jesse Yoder; Lexington Christian Academy’s Ellen Elizabeth Findley and John Thomas Roberts; and Trinity Christian Academy’s Paul William Rockaway.
A statewide selection committee chose the participants for the nationally recognized program from nominations submitted from each Kentucky school district.
Selection criteria included academic records and test scores, teacher recommendations, extracurricular activities and essays.
The program is free to those who attend.
Scholars spent five weeks on a college campus during the program, which was at Bellarmine University in Louisville from June 19 to July 23; at Murray State University in Murray from June 25 to July 29; and at Centre College in Danville from June 26 to July 30.
Transportation cabinet accepting entries for poster contest
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has begun the 2011 Adopt-a-Highway Poster Contest, in which students from across the state are invited to submit creative works for use in the Adopt-a-Highway calendar for 2012.
The contest is open to all Kentucky students of elementary-, middle- and high-school age.
Exposure to the contest and to the Adopt-a-Highway program provides young people with a sense of ownership in Kentucky’s highways and stresses the importance of keeping Kentucky’s highways clean and free of litter.
The contest is aimed at educating and encouraging children not to litter and to spread the message to others.
Parents, teachers and family members are asked to encourage children to participate in the contest.
The entry form with the necessary certificate of authenticity can be obtained by contacting the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Office of Public Affairs.
The form also is available online at adopt-a-highway.ky.gov. Click on “Art Contest Flyer.” Entries must be postmarked by Sept. 30.
‘Elijah’ musical in Lexington written, directed by Wilmorians
A musical produced in large part by Jessamine County residents is on stage in Lexington.
Wilmore residents and Asbury graduates Jeremy White and Kendra White wrote and direct “Elijah/Elisha the Musical,” and Nicholasville’s Kara Laufenburger and Victoria Smith did choreography for the production that includes more than 220 students.
Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Lexington First Assembly, located at 2780 Clays Mill Road in Lexington.
Tickets are $3 and are available by calling 859-276-1458.