Nicholasville Elementary first-graders receive awards from DAR
The local Trabue Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, awarded Nicholasville Elementary students Caitlyn Puckett first place, Serenity Rust second place and Gabrielle Proffitt third place for their first-grade poster entries in the Junior American Citizens Art Contest. Puckett’s poster went on to receive second place in the state. The contest theme was “Enhance the Present.”
Landis named a Rogers Scholar
East Jessamine High School student Luke Landis has been named a 2012 Rogers Scholar and will be eligible to receive exclusive scholarship opportunities from 16 colleges and universities.
Landis is the son of Mark and Margaret Landis of Nicholasville.
Landis was selected by The Center for Rural Development to build his leadership and entrepreneurial skills as the region's next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs at this summer's Rogers Scholars program, an intensive one-week summer youth-leadership program.
Now in its 15th year, the Rogers Scholars program is planned, coordinated and supervised entirely by the center and its staff. Most activities take place on the grounds of the center in Somerset and other sites in the Lake Cumberland region.
The first group of scholars will be at the center June 24-29 for the opening-week session. The final summer session is planned for July 8-13.
During the program, scholars get to meet and hear presentations from some of the region's top business leaders and entrepreneurs; complete a community-service project; and receive professional, hands-on instruction from leading experts in one of three top in-demand careers: health care, engineering or video production.
Since 1998, approximately 806 high-school students have graduated from Rogers Scholars. College scholarships valued at more than $7.5 million are available to program graduates.
The program, which is supported solely through financial contributions, fundraising events and program sponsors, is provided free of charge to participants and their families.
Tennent honored by Young Harris College
Timothy C. Tennent, president of Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, is the recipient of the 2012 Iuventus Award, an accolade presented annually to an alumnus or alumna of Young Harris College who has made significant contributions to the education of youth. Tennent received his Ph.D. from Young Harris in 1979.
Tennent was presented the award by the YHC Alumni Association during the Half Century Club dinner and alumni awards ceremony April 20 as part of Young Harris College's alumni weekend.
Tennent was named the eighth president of Asbury Seminary in 2009. He also currently serves as a professor of world Christianity.
Prior to this appointment, Tennent served 11 years as professor of world missions and Indian studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Mass. Before that, he taught missions at Toccoa Falls College in Georgia, where he was honored as teacher of the year in 1995.
Tennent also teaches annually at the New Theological College of Dehra Dun, India, where he has served as an adjunct professor since 1989. He is a frequent conference speaker and has also ministered and taught around the country and throughout the world.
Ordained by the United Methodist Church, Tennent served as pastor of several Georgia churches in the North Georgia Conference from 1982 to 1990. He has also served several of the largest churches in New England. He is the author and co-author of numerous books, articles and publications.
Tennent holds a master of divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a master of theology from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in non-western Christianity from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Tennent resides in Wilmore with his wife, Julie; and two children, Jonathan and Bethany.
East graduates from MUSC