Category Archive: West Jessamine High School

Aug 25

Thirteen students from Jessamine County named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars

Thirteen students from Jessamine County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT. These students have also earned $2,500 a year …

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Aug 25

Eight Jessamine County students complete Governor’s Scholars Program

Eight students from Jessamine County — including seven from local high schools and one resident who attends school in Lexington — participated in this year’s Governor’s Scholars Program. Scholars spent five weeks on a college campus during the program, which this year was held at Morehead State University from June 15 to July 19, at Murray …

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Aug 11

Jessamine County Schools names top teachers for 2014 at opening-day ceremonies

Superintendent Kathy Fields posed with the district's Excellence in Education award winners Monday at East Jessamine Middle School. From left are West Jessamine High School's Adam Lowe, Jessamine Early Learning Village's Susan Strait, Fields, and East Jessamine Middle School's Jason Sharp. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

The top teachers from the 2013-2014 school year were announced during an event welcoming Jessamine County teachers back for the the 2014-2015 year Monday at East Jessamine Middle School. The school district’s Excellence in Education awards were given to Susan Strait from Jessamine Early Learning Village, Jason Sharp from East Jessamine Middle School and Adam …

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Aug 06

The Fab Five: Jessamine County’s freshman principals are anything but inexperienced

Jessamine County's five newest principals posed for a photo in the East Jessamine High School gymnasium in July, mimicking the University of Michigan's famous "Fab Five" photo from the early 1990s. In the basket is Warner Elementary's Kim Brockman; from left in front are Providence's Charlanne Pook, East Jessamine Middle's James Botts, West Jessamine High's Scott Wells and Jessamine Early Learning Village's Gina Bernard. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

It was a year of historic turnover for Jessamine County principals, with retirements, promotions and interim principals all around. When the dust settled, five schools had hired new principals who will start their first full year Aug. 13. These five freshman principals bear little resemblance to the University of Michigan’s “Fab Five” of early-’90s college- …

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Jul 30

Youth Salute: Dozens of Jessamine County teens recognized with annual leadership honor

Alexandria Lowry

Thirty-four rising seniors from two high schools and home school in Jessamine County were among 762 from around Central Kentucky recognized in this year’s “Youth Salute” from the Central Kentucky Council on Youth Leadership and Holifield Photography in Lexington. The 34th annual awards ceremony was held in honor of the students Sunday, May 4, at …

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