Thursday, January 23, 2020
Spotlight

Kentucky students attend international marketing conference

More than 253 Kentucky high school students from 23 schools participated in the 2019 DECA International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Fla.
Conferences

90th Kentucky FFA State Convention planned for June 11-13 in Lexington

The 90th Kentucky FFA State Convention will be June 11-13 at the Lexington Center in downtown Lexington. More than 2,500 FFA members, advisers, sponsors and guests are expected to attend the convention.
Bryan Station High School (Fayette County) junior LaMargaret Johnson impressed upon a national audience of chief state school officers and educators the vital importance of strong career and technical education (CTE) programs in a speech in Washington, D.C. Pictured with Johnson are Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis and her teacher, Catherine Vanatter. Photo by Jessica Fletcher, April 8, 2019

Bryan Station junior highlights importance of CTE at national conference

LaMargaret Johnson, a junior at Bryan Station High School (Fayette County), impressed upon a national audience of chief state school officers and educators the vital importance of strong career and technical education (CTE) programs in a speech in Washington, D.C., April 8.
Recognitions

Henderson health science program recognized by Advance CTE

The health science program at Henderson County High School has been recognized as one of eight winners of Advance CTE’s 2019 Excellence in Action awards.
Leo Guevara, a 2018 Graves County High School graduate, practices machine tooling. In only his second year in the machine tooling program at the Mayfield-Graves County Area Technology Center, Guevara competed in the State Skills USA competition and won the manual machine contest. Submitted photo by Paul Schaumburg, Graves County Schools

Graves County graduate finding success with machine tooling

Leo Guevara, a 2018 graduate of Graves County High School, has found his calling in machine tooling.
Conferences

Educators Rising Kentucky conference to be held in Bowling Green

Educators Rising Kentucky will host its annual state conference and competition March 5-6 at the Knicely Conference Center at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.
This is the logo for the What Will You Be KY campaign.

Calloway County grad finds success in Texas thanks to business classes

Sumer Starks graduated in 2010 from Calloway County High School, where she was an active member of the business department.
This is the logo for the What Will You Be KY campaign.

TRACK helped new high school grad discover his future as electrician

Michah Schenck had part-time jobs before. After spending a portion of his senior year with an automotive products manufacturing firm, however, he knew he had found something more.
Interim Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis, left, visits the Four Rivers Foundation school districts and area technical centers. The program, which includes five school districts and three ATCs, partners with western Kentucky schools, colleges, ATCs, community supporters, regional businesses and industries to provide opportunities for students to take in-school and online college classes, earn industry certifications, participate in work-based learning and complete apprenticeships. Photo submitted

KDE Commissioner Lewis visits Four Rivers school districts

The Kentucky Department of Education’s Interim Commissioner Wayne Lewis visited the Four Rivers Foundation school districts and area technical centers to talk to students about the dual credit, technical programs and partnerships in the Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton and Hickman county school districts and the Fulton Independent school district.
News

Districts awarded New Skills for Youth Grants to strengthen and expand CTE

The Kentucky Department of Education has awarded six Kentucky school districts with grants to strengthen and expand career and technical pathways for students.