Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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.
Spring is well underway, and with the season comes warm weather, horse racing and the staple of high schools around the country – prom. 
Graves Central Elementary, recognized as a 2017 Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, credits the recognition to the school's family atmosphere and strong belief in students' ability to succeed.
Bullitt County has come up with a unique way of making sure more of the district's younger students get the chance to test their building skills with the STEM Challenge.
On April 2, 2018, a 4-by-2-foot Easter egg will show off the work of a student from the Kentucky School for the Deaf at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.