The agriscience fair is sponsored by Cargill and Syngenta as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. A total of 434 exhibits with 607 participants attended the 2011 Agriscience Fair.
East High photo club finalist in contest
The East Jessamine High School photography club was chosen as a finalist Monday in Windstream’s Classroom Connections project, which gives $25,000 to winning groups. As its project, the photography club volunteered at the local animal shelter, helping walk, play, exercise, and socialize with the animals there to prepare them for adoption.
The club also took pictures to post around the school to advertise the available animals at the shelter in hopes of assisting with the animals' adoption and gaining volunteer support.
The winner of the contest is based on online votes. Voting is available at schoolswin.windstream.com/finalist/EAJEKY and ends Nov. 18.
The prize money would go toward the club’s equipment as well as other activities at East High.
For more information about the photography club, e-mail Lindsey Mulcahy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
West band gets fifth at regional championship
The West Jessamine High School marching band finished in fifth place in the Class 2A Midstates Band Association Championship in Beavercreek, Ohio, on Nov. 5. During the preliminary competition earlier that day, the band competed against 26 award-winning marching bands from Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana, and it was selected as one of the 10 finalist bands. That evening, the 10 bands performed again, and West was awarded fifth place overall with a score of 86.7. Their component scores were a 92 in music effect, an 85.5 in music performance, a 91 in visual performance, and a 71.5 in visual effect. West’s percussion finished in second place overall. The West band was the second-highest scoring Kentucky band, with only Taylor County scoring higher. The competition closed out the season for the West Jessamine band, which reached the finals of Kentucky’s state competition in October for the first time in school history, placing fourth in the state.
West presents ‘Odd Couple’
West Jessamine High School will present “The Odd Couple,” a comedy by Neil Simon, next weekend. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Nov. 18 and Nov. 19 at the school. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.