The Fayette County Education Association (FCEA) has awarded a $500 American Education Week scholarship to Carlos Bess, a behavioral curriculum specialist at Martin Luther King Jr. Academy for Excellence. The award goes to an FCEA member who is pursuing a Rank 2, Rank 1, doctorate or National Board certification.

The FCEA also presented five $250 classroom grants to teachers in Fayette County schools at its Dec. 10 meeting. The recipients were Kellie Derrickson of Lansdowne Elementary, Kirsten Fields of Picadome Elementary, Mary Henton of Henry Clay High School, Naema Shalash of Lansdowne Elementary and Heidi Thompson-Abell of Squires Elementary.