Monday, October 22, 2018
Students at the Academy @ Shawnee were given the chance to talk to United States Navy pilots, air crewmen and explosives disposal teams when they visited the Navy Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program at the school for part of Navy Week. 
Every year, the Festival of Learnshops at Berea opens its doors to art enthusiasts from around the country, including teachers who come to the workshops to take professional development classes. 
Cherry tomatoes are chopped up during the lab portion of a hands on summer training session for school nutrition professionals put on by the Kentucky of Education in partnership with the Institute of Child Nutrition at Henry County Middle School. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Aug. 1, 2018

Cooking from scratch

Over the summer the Kentucky Department of Education's Division of School and Community Nutrition teamed up with the Institute of Child Nutrition to host a series of hands-on summer training sessions for school nutrition professionals. 
If you've ever watched "Jurassic Park" and thought that a Tyrannosaurus rex would be fun to ride on or that you might actually want to meet a 6-foot tall carnivorous lizard, then Jurassic Quest is the place for you. 
Students take part in a live performance at the closing of the iRap Summer Camp at Wheatley Elementary (Jefferson County). Photo by Bobby Ellis, July 27, 2018

iRap Summer Camp

Fans of hip-hop music have known for years that it has been used by artists to express feelings and shed light onto topics affecting their neighborhoods and communities.
During the Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education's annual conference in Louisville, Interim Commissioner Wayne Lewis announced a new campaign to increase the public's awareness about career and technical education. 
For Arushi Gupta, there's a specific goal in mind when it comes to her summer STEM camps for girls. 
Now that school is out, there are countless different camps to help kids make productive time of their summer vacations. One such camp is the FFA Camp, held at the FFA Leadership Training Center in Hardinsburg over a period of several weeks. 
Jaclyn Fischesser, center, tosses her hat along with her classmates after graduation from Campbell County High School. Photo by Bobby Ellis, June 4, 2018

Graduation season

All across the state, graduates have been saying goodbye to the halls they wandered for four years as high school students. Photographer Bobby Ellis took a look recently at Campbell County High School's graduation ceremony.
KDE photographer Bobby Ellis got the chance to visit with a lot of young children discovering the world of big machines and construction at the Big Dig, an event open to the public at the Boone County Fairgrounds.