Category Archive: Jessamine Career and Technology Center

Jan 14

Jessamine Career and Technology Center to host spring open house Jan. 27

Jessamine Career and Technology Center (JCTC) will hold its spring open house Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. High-school students and families are encouraged to attend. With registration for the 2015-2016 school year coming soon, eighth-grade students and families can also learn about career pathways and classes at the event. For more information, call Vanessa …

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Dec 30

Jessamine Career and Technology Center students place in KACTE entrepreneurship

Three students from Jessamine County were among the winners in an entrepreneurship contest from the Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education. Jessica Gehefer, Olivia Gehefer and Casey Kibler — all students at Jessamine Career and Technology Center — placed third in the fourth annual KACTE Entrepreneurship Event. The event challenged high-school career and technical …

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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 aorwick@jessaminejournal.com 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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