Monday, September 28, 2020
Recognitions

U.S. Presidential Scholars Program announces semifinalists

Six Kentucky public high school students have been named semifinalists in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
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Ag Athletes of the Year recognized by KHSAA, Department of Agriculture

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.
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Six districts recognized among Best Communities for Music Education

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.
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Simpson library media specialist chosen for NEA Foundation fellowship

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.
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Five Kentucky schools recognized as Model PLCs

Five Kentucky schools have been recognized by Solution Tree as Model Professional Learning Communities at Work for their sustained success in raising student achievement.
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Greenup teacher selected for U.S. Institute of Peace program

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.
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Fayette orchestra director honored string teachers’ group

Nathan Wilson, orchestra director at Leestown Middle School (Fayette County), has received the 2020 Outstanding Educator of the Year Award (grades K-12) from the Kentucky Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.
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Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honors Garrard student volunteer

Breanna Burkhead, a senior at Garrard County High School, was named as one of Kentucky’s top two youth volunteers of 2020 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.
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Fayette’s STEM Bus earns national recognition

The Fayette County schools’ STEM Bus has been recognized as a national STEM Excellence Awards finalist by the Future of Education Technology Conference.
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Kentucky educators honored at national CTE event

Six career and technical education professionals from Kentucky public schools were among those honored in the national awards program at the Association for Career and Technical Education’s Career Tech Vision professional development conference in December in Anaheim, Calif.