Friday, December 4, 2020
Picture of Emma Stevens wearing a beekeepers outfit and holding a rack from her hive filled with bees.

Greenup County student buzzing following national beekeeping award

Like many younger children in her district, Emma Stevens used to be terrified of bees. Now, as the vice-president of Greenup County High School’s FFA chapter, she is playing an instrumental role in fighting common misconceptions about bees in her community.
Contests

Kentucky FFA members excel at National FFA Convention

Kentucky FFA was well represented at the 93rd Annual National FFA Convention, held virtually Oct. 27-29. More than 100,000 FFA members, advisers and supporters registered for the event, which also was broadcast live on RFD TV.
Resources

KDE offering new middle school career resources

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has created the Middle School Career Resources webpage to assist schools in implementation of the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Career Studies and Financial Literacy.
Resources

KFEC lists financial literacy resources for online teaching

Kentucky teachers looking for ways to help students with financial literacy, especially during virtual learning, have access to a new list of links for that purpose.
Recognitions

CTE professionals receive 2020 Kentucky Farm Bureau Career and Technical Education Awards

Eight career and technical education (CTE) professionals received 2020 CTE Awards at a live-streamed ceremony on July 24 at the Galt House in Louisville. The awards program is conducted by the Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education (KACTE).
Bardstown High School graduate Katlin Eldersma, right, was selected as one of the first insurance youth apprentices in the state through the Tech Ready Apprentices for Careers in Kentucky – or TRACK – youth apprenticeship model.

From youth apprentice to licensed insurance agent

When Katlin Eldersma started taking business classes as a freshman at Bardstown High School (Bardstown Independent), she had no idea it would lead to her being a licensed insurance agent at LaRue-Carey Insurance Group just a few months after graduation.
This is a picture of Cody Mooneyhan.

Grayson County teacher Cody Mooneyhan wins Educated Adviser Award

Cody Mooneyhan, a family and consumer sciences (FCS) educator at Grayson County High School, is one of two Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) adviser recipients who was recognized with the 2019-2020 Educated Adviser Award. FCCLA honored Mooneyhan at FCCLA's first-ever Virtual National Leadership Conference, July 7-9.
This is a picture of Ginny Ellington.

Kentucky’s Ginny Ellington selected as National Honorary Member Award recipient

Kentucky's Ginny Ellington, a retired Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) state adviser and state family and consumer sciences (FCS) supervisor, has been selected as FCCLA’s 2019-2020 National Honorary Member Award recipient. She was recognized at FCCLA's first Virtual National Leadership Conference July 7-9.
News

Feedback sought on Carl D. Perkins State Plan

Based on recent public input, the Kentucky Department of Education is seeking final feedback on its revised draft of the Carl D. Perkins State Plan, also known as Perkins V or the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.
Interim Education Commissioner Kevin C. Brown, center, poses with the students after the recognition.

KDE recognizes CTE month

At its Feb. 4 meeting, the Kentucky Board of Education Celebrated February as National Career and Technical Education Month by recognizing students from each of the state’s nationally recognized career and technical student organizations.