Category Archive: West Jessamine High School

Apr 01

West Jessamine High School sophomore percussionist preparing for prestigious Interlochen summer music camp

Emmaline Adams, a sophomore percussionist at West Jessamine High School, played drums with Wilmore Elementary fourth-grader Jonathan Goshima during a percussion workshop Tuesday morning. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

A sophomore percussionist from West Jessamine High School has been accepted to a prestigious summer arts program, but she needs some help to get there. Emmaline Adams, who has been playing percussion with the West High band for five years, was accepted to a one-week percussion institute and a six-week orchestra program at Interlochen Center …

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Mar 31

West Jessamine High School talent show puts students, staff on stage before spring break


The auditorium at West Jessamine High School was packed Friday afternoon as students and staff took turns performing on stage in a talent show. Student solo acts included vocal solos from Alissa Dunn and Kolby Hawkins, a contemporary dance from Emmalee Huzl, an acoustic-guitar solo from Joseph Kang and a banjo solo from Josh Preston. …

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Mar 26

Y Club at West Jessamine High School growing exponentially in second year

West Jessamine High School Y Club members posed in their Madiba shirts and face paint at the cultural night of the Kentucky United Nations Assembly last week. The club was assigned to represent South Africa. Pictured from left are Jonathan Miller, Jesse Seales, Fabian Leon, Jesse Bronaugh, Abbey Bowe, Joe Bandy, Nicole Fielder, Gentry Fitch and Monica Alden. (Photo submitted)

When Abbey Bowe transferred to West Jessamine High School as a junior last year, she was disappointed to find out the school did not have a Y Club for youth government as her previous school had. So she started one. Two years later, that club has grown from one member to six members to 20 …

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Mar 25

Jessamine County Board of Education votes to keep ticketed graduation ceremonies at Southland Christian Church

After its initial decision about graduation drew the ire of many students and parents, the Jessamine County Board of Education deliberated and cast the same decision again Monday night, keeping the graduation ceremonies at Southland Christian Church this year with tickets. The decision was made in a 4-1 vote, with Debbie Hood casting the dissenting …

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Mar 19

Partnership with Fayette County technical schools gives Jessamine County students opportunity to learn trades

Josh Peyton, a junior from East Jessamine High School, worked on a welding project at Southside Technical School in Lexington on Friday. The school offers several programs to local students that are not available in Jessamine County. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

Every day this semester, roughly 70 high-schoolers in Jessamine County show up at school and then leave. They’re not skipping class; they’re going to two technical centers in Fayette County to learn trades that aren’t taught in the Jessamine County school system. Students are bused from East Jessamine High School, West Jessamine High School and …

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