Three students competing in the Kentucky Regional Braille Challenge were named finalists and will be attending the virtual National Braille Challenge Competition. The national competitors are:
Nine students at The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University have received a nationally-competitive National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Scholarships for immersive, critical language study this summer and next academic year.
Dee Dee Webb, the technology integration specialist with the Grayson County schools, is one of 19 educators chosen from across the country for the PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program.
Sarah Yost, a National Board-certified teacher in the Jefferson County schools, has been recognized by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for her leadership during the COVID-19 emergency.
Six Kentucky public high school students have been named semifinalists in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
Five high school student-athletes involved in agriculture from Kentucky public schools have been named the 2020 Ag Athletes of the Year by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
Six Kentucky school districts have been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation for their outstanding commitment to music education and efforts to assure access to music for all students as part of a well-rounded education.
Sam Northern, a library media specialist at Simpson Elementary School (Simpson County), has been selected as a 2020 NEA Global Learning Fellow by the NEA Foundation.
Five Kentucky schools have been recognized by Solution Tree as Model Professional Learning Communities at Work for their sustained success in raising student achievement.
Jill Armstrong, a social studies teacher at Greenup County High School, has been named a 2019-2020 Peace Teacher for the U.S. Institute of Peace.