Category Archive: Jessamine Career and Technology Center

Nov 25

Jessamine County FFA food drive raises more than 15,500 items

Casey Simpson gathered cans collected by West Jessamine High School students following the school's annual assembly Tuesday. (Photo by Amelia Orwick)

By Amelia Orwick Jessamine County FFA’s annual food drive raised more than 15,500 items to help fight food insecurity this holiday season, with West Jessamine High School racking up the highest total. Joseph Brock, Jessamine County FFA president, revealed during an assembly at West High on Tuesday that the school had collected 11,212 items …

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Nov 18

Knight award highlights Jessamine County honors at national FFA convention

Dexter Knight, left, posed with 2013-2014 National FFA President Brian Walsh from Leesburg, Virginia, after receiving the Honorary American Degree at the national convention. Knight is the principal at Jessamine Career and Technology Center and taught agriculture education in Jessamine County for 13 years. (Photo submitted)

The national FFA convention in Louisville featured a high honor for a local principal who is also a longtime agriculture teacher and FFA adviser. Dexter Knight, principal of Jessamine Career and Technology Center, was one of 167 non-teachers nationwide and seven from the state of Kentucky who received the Honorary American Degree at the convention. …

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Nov 03

Jessamine County FFA hosts third-annual hunger banquet Thursday at JCTC

Jessamine County FFA will host its third annual hunger banquet Thursday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Jessamine Career and Technology Center. The event kicks off the chapter’s annual Thanksgiving food drive as participants draw a class and then eat as if they were in that social structure. Dinner is provided, but some may only get …

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Oct 15

Jessamine County ‘Educhasers’ complete relay, raise more than $5,000 for fellow teacher

The Educhasers posed with Carlstedt and her friends and family at the end of the Bourbon Chase relay in Lexington on Saturday. From left in front are Jenny Lockridge, Kelsey Carlstedt, Shawn Carlstedt and Jamie Bradford. In the second row from left are Christina Thomas, Andi O’Bryan, Jason Price, Judy Shearer, Shelly Hilton, Tracy Devney. In back from left are Wanda Knight, Delaney Carlstedt, Dave Carlstedt, Ryan Thomas, Dexter Knight, Bart Flener, Joey Mau, Derek Knight and Brad Hilton. (Photo submitted)

The “Educhasers” team that includes current and former teachers and administrators from Jessamine County Schools completed the Bourbon Chase relay over the weekend, with the focus of their running there at the start and the finish. The group has raised money this year for Shawn Carlstedt, a Rosenwald-Dunbar Elementary School teacher who lost her hands and …

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Oct 08

Running for Shawn: Jessamine Bourbon Chase team raises money for teacher who survived illness, lost hands, feet

Shawn Carlstedt, pictured in a photo after she was named one of 24 nominees for Kentucky teacher of the year in 2013, was hospitalized for several weeks with an unknown illness in August. She recovered after eight days in a medically induced coma but had to have her hands and feet amputated. A team of current and former Jessamine County educators, the “Educhasers,” is dedicating its race in the Bourbon Chase to Carlstedt and raising funds to help her and her family. (Photo from Ashland Graphics)

Current and former Jessamine County educators are dedicating their fourth Bourbon Chase race to one of their own as they raise money for a teacher who overcame a life-threatening illness but had her hands and feet amputated. The “Jessamine County Educhasers” have run in the 200-mile relay across central Kentucky the last three years, often …

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