Category Archive: West Jessamine High School

Jan 13

West Jessamine High School academic team wins Kentucky Thoroughbred Academic League

The West Jessamine High School varsity academic team won the Kentucky Thoroughbred Academic League for the second straight year this week with its best showing ever as students prepare for the Governor’s Cup competition. The quick-recall team won first place with convincing victories over Tates Creek, Lexington Christian Academy and Henry Clay on Monday at …

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Jan 07

Audio engineer in Jessamine County aims to offer workshop at high schools

A local audio engineer is hoping to take his trade to Jessamine County high schools, providing students with a glimpse into the profession and adding another facet to the district’s arts-and-humanities picture. John Price was 10 years old when his father, an audio engineer, brought a truckload of audio gear home to Wilmore. Price was …

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Dec 23

National Honor Society students at West Jessamine High School pack bags for homeless

Students in the National Honor Society at West Jessamine High School packed bags for the homeless during an event Friday, Dec. 12, in the school library. (Photo submitted)

Christmas got a little brighter for some of the homeless in Lexington thanks to the initiative of a West Jessamine High School junior and her National Honor Society group. Sarah Dorrell said she has “a passion” for the homeless; she has an uncle who has suffered from homelessness before in Florida. But she has tried …

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Dec 19

Hammond caps Scouting experience with Eagle Scout project at Centennial Park

An exercise sign on the Centennial Park fitness trail was part of the Eagle Scout project for Kyle Hammond. Hammond will have an Eagle Court of Honor on Jan. 10. (Photo by Amelia Orwick)

By Amelia Orwick Kyle Hammond has attended the meetings of Troop 707 every Monday night since joining the Boy Scouts of America in second grade. Now, after completing a final service project over the course of the past year, he will celebrate his achievement of scouting’s highest rank in the same gathering place where …

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Dec 15

West Jessamine bands present holiday concert

West Jessamine middle- and high-school band students performed during a holiday concert Tuesday, Dec. 9, at West Jessamine High School. (Photo by Ron Redmon)

The West Jessamine middle-school and high-school bands performed a holiday concert last week at West Jessamine High School. The concert on Tuesday, Dec. 9, featured the West Middle sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade bands as well as the West High jazz ensemble, percussion ensemble, and concert band. The evening ended with all 200 band students playing a …

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