Jessamine County FFA welcomes new adviser to staff
Jessamine Career and Technology Center will have a new agriculture teacher and FFA adviser this year — Mary Jennings.
Jennings grew up in Beattyville and was involved with the local FFA chapter.
She then went on to become a state FFA officer. Jennings attended college at Eastern Kentucky University, where she studied English and agriculture. The FFA chapter is looking forward to having a new adviser, and the agriculture program is excited to be expanding even more.
West Middle to host meeting about DC trip
West Jessamine Middle School eighth-graders who are interested in going on the Washington, D.C., trip are invited to attend the informational meeting with their parents at West Middle on Monday, Aug. 29, from 7-8 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
Students will hear about touring destinations, the cost of the trip, and what needs to be done to participate in the trip.
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.