Thursday, March 23, 2017
Students from across the state traveled to the Grand Theatre in Frankfort March 7 to take part in the state finals of Poetry Out Loud.
Marquis Estill, center, jokes with Special Olympics athletes during the skills clinic portion of the night. Former University of Kentucky players ran through shooting drills, ball handling and defense with Special Olympics athletes during the night. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Feb. 21, 2017

Star players

For kids all over Kentucky, the dream is to someday stand on the floor at Rupp Arena and shoot that game winning shot, hearing the crowd go wild and having a championship-winning player pat you on the back.
J.T. Snow, left, Luke Dailey and Abby Cunningham practice a musical number from Mozart's opera "Bastien un Bastienne" during a rehersal at Beaumont Presbyterian Church. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Jan. 18, 2017

Three-man show

Students at Fayette County's School for Creative and Performing Arts at Bluegrass prepare to put on Mozart's one-act opera, "Bastien und Bastienne," which Mozart wrote when he was only 12 years old.
Jacob Saal reacts after smelling three-day-old hamburger during a lab activity meant to show the effects of decay on food in Jacob Ball's class. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Jan. 17, 2017

Science you can smell

As the students walk into Jacob Ball's lab at the Locust Trace AgriScience Center in Lexington, they're met with tables of food – old food.
While the 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly may have just started, state policymakers already have some new suggestions in their inboxes thanks to students from the Kentucky YMCA Youth Assembly.
Madison County was recognized recently for being the first recipient of the Computer Science Education Incentive Award from AdvanceKentucky and Time Warner Cable. The award promotes the growth and awareness of computer science education in school districts throughout Kentucky.
Students of Millie Fields at Lafayette High School practice singing the songs of Kentucky composer John Jacob Niles for a special December performance.
The Bill Roby Track and Field Games at the Kentucky School for the Blind gave intrepid photographer Bobby Ellis an opportunity to spend time with some young athletes.
Earl Gregory, right, puts facepaint on his son, Ashton Gregory. Ashton is a freshman who has helped with the haunted trail since it started. "He's been helping out with it for years," said Earl." Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016

A scary good time

The senior class at Lynn Camp High School (Knox County) puts on a haunted trail every year to raise money for the senior class trip.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi visited the Maxwell Spanish Immersion Elementary (Fayette County) recently, challenging the students to be kind.