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Education

  • ECTC student celebrates experience, path to degree

    Katie Boykin knows it’s not impossible to juggle being a young mother and a college student while maintaining a 3.7 GPA and a job.

    Boykin, 21, graduates today with an associate of applied science degree in engineering and electronics under computer maintenance.

    Boykin, a 2011 graduate of North Hardin High School, said she loves helping people and fixing things, which led her to a major while at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • Lakewood Elementary names interim principal

    Lakewood Elementary School Assistant Principal Jonathon Williams will serve as interim principal next year.

    Williams moves into the post after current principal, Shelee Clark, was selected to fill the one-year job of director of Professional Growth and Effectiveness. She will return to Lakewood as principal before the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.

  • East Hardin Middle School class learns through visuals

    Students in Ellen Douglas’ eighth-grade social studies class recently had an opportunity to learn about American history by recreating it.

    Douglas bases many of her assignments around hands-on visualization because it helps students learn and remember lessons. To that end, she assigned her social studies students to create their own interpretations of early American events.

  • Club members see value in volunteering

    While most students headed home after school Thursday, around 40 members of a Lincoln Trail Elementary School club stayed behind to volunteer.

    Fellowship of Christian Athlete members spent an hour pulling weeds, raking leaves, laying mulch and spreading topsoil in an effort to beautify the school’s grounds and prepare a garden outside the Family Resource Center.

  • Area teacher joins Jill Biden at White House

    On Wednesday, East Hardin Middle School technology education teacher Brooke Whitlow ate lunch with Jill Biden at the White House in Washington, D.C.

    The social was part of a Teacher’s Appreciation Week honor for a selection of 20 educators from across the country.

    To be considered, Whitlow and the other 19 educators had to fill out an online application and include their social media URLs. Whitlow applied to be a part of the social weeks ago, but didn’t put much stock in her odds of being selected.

  • Leading the Way to STEM success at John Hardin

    For John Hardin High School students this fall, participating in Project Lead The Way no longer requires a bus trip to Central Hardin High School.

    On Monday, Dow Corning Corp. presented the school with $25,000 to pay for the project for the 2014-15 academic year. The money came from the Dow Corning Donor Advised Fund through the Central Kentucky Community Foundation. Pam Bowling of Dow Corning presented the check to Hardin County Schools Superintendent Nannette Johnston.

  • Free summer activities available for under-6 set

    Children can learn through play this summer. That’s the idea behind Central Kentucky Community Foundation’s Get Ready! program.

    The goals of the program include providing learning opportunities for children from birth to age 5, helping parents discover how they can begin learning with their children, and increasing community awareness of the importance of early childhood learning.

    This year’s program runs weekdays from June 10 through July 3.

  • Macdonald Intermediate School has second STEMposium

    Macdonald Intermediate School at Fort Knox held a series of STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — workshops and activities as a part of its second STEMposium.

     Students showcased what they have learned in STEM labs this year, performed hands-on activities and listened to guest speakers in related careers.

    The STEMposium was April 28-30 and May 2. May 1 was an early-release day.

  • Elementary students test themselves in fitness meet

    Evan Jones dominated the standing long jump at Central Hardin High School on Friday morning, shrugging off a trying year in which he was forced off the Creekside Elementary School fitness team.

    Evan was unable to compete in the annual Hardin County Elementary Fitness Event last year as he battled osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer common in young boys, said his father, Ted.

  • Area teacher earns visit to White House

    A local teacher has a chance to participate in a White House Social as part of Teacher Appreciation Week.

    East Hardin Middle School technology education teacher Brooke Whitlow will attend the social Wednesday with 19 other teachers from around the country. The event focuses on a conversation with Dr. Jill Biden, educator and wife of Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and other administration officials. 

    A tour of the White House and tea with Dr. Biden also is on the schedule.