Category Archive: East Jessamine High School

Mar 02

Jessamine County schools on ‘heightened alert’ after threat to East Jessamine High School

A threat to East Jessamine High School has triggered an investigation and safety precautions at all of Jessamine County’s public schools. Superintendent Kathy Fields said she received a “threatening email” Sunday night regarding the safety of students and staff at East Jessamine High School. She said she immediately contacted Nicholasville police chief Barry Waldrop, who …

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Feb 05

East Jessamine High School graduate Chandler receives Tau Sigma scholarship at Eastern Kentucky University

Alan Chandler of Nicholasville received a $1,000 scholarship from the national Tau Sigma Honor Society. From left are Lisa Cox, director, EKU Student Outreach and Transition Office (SOTO); Chandler; Gail Creekmore, Tau Sigma adviser and coordinator for transfer admissions and articulation with SOTO; and Felecia Ballard, associate director of SOTO. (Photo submitted)

Alan Joseph Chandler of Nicholasville, a senior middle-grades-education major at Eastern Kentucky University, has received a $1,000 scholarship from the national Tau Sigma Honor Society. Chandler is the founding president of the EKU chapter of Tau Sigma, an academic honor society designed to recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students. Students …

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Feb 04

East Jessamine High School’s Embry selected for Washington Youth Summit on the Environment

Trey Embry (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

A junior from East Jessamine High School will be representing the state when he attends a prestigious conference in Washington, D.C., over the summer. Trey Embry was selected as one of 250 students from across the country to attend the 2015 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University from June 28 to …

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Feb 04

Jessamine County Schools adds district-wide arts coordinators

When Jessamine County Schools hosted its Arts Walk event in May 2014, the district had to use four areas in two separate schools to fit in performances and exhibitions from 26 arts groups representing all the district’s schools. More than 3,000 people came to see chorus groups, monologues, band performances, dramatic interpretations, step teams and …

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Jan 29

West Jessamine High School places second in district Governor’s Cup

The West Jessamine High School academic team placed second in District 44 of the high-school Kentucky Governor’s Cup competition, which concluded Jan. 24. The regional competition concludes Feb. 14. Junior Jerod Crockett led the way, finishing first in the district in the social-studies assessment and the language-arts assessment. West Jessamine High School students took second, …

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