These Grade Level Champions at the Kentucky American Water Science Fair:
Audrey Elliott, 4th Grade, Meadowthorpe Elementary, Microbiology
Daniel Inman, 5th Grade, Glendover Elementary, Physics & Astronomy
Jayden Jeong, 6th Grade, Beaumont Middle, Medicine & Health Science
Elena Hopper, 7th Grade, Trinity Christian Academy, Microbiology
Colin Clevenger, 8th Grade, Southern Middle, Behavioral & Social Science
Saisha Dhar, Paul L. Dunbar High School, Medicine & Health Science
Benjamin Allen of Lexington, appointed to the Kentucky Environmental Education Council.
The 7,393 University of Kentucky students named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2019 semester for academic performance.
Charlie Smith of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, boys’ champion in the Region 7 bowling competition.
University of Kentucky College of Education Dean Julian Vasquez Heilig and Martin School of Public Police and Administration Director and Professor Ron Zimmer, ranked among the top public education influencers in the U.S. by the Rick Hess Straight Up Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.
:Danit Schachman, Edyth J. Hayes Middle School, 1st place winner at the Annual Junior Beta Convention in Jewelry Junior.
These First Place winners at the Senior Beta Convention:
Joanna McGill, Scott County High School, Language Arts, 11th Grade
Ayush Tibrewal, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Math, 10th Grade
Victoria Lowe, Bryan Station High School, Spanish, 11th Grade
Kentucky receiver/quarterback Lynn Bowden, named 2019 Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year.
Dr. Steven Stack, named Kentucky Commissioner of Public Health.
R. Wayne Hughes, owner of Spendthrift Farm, winner of the 2019 John W. Galbreath Award for Outstanding Entrepreneurship in the Equine Industry.
Michael Douglas Hackworth of Lexington, named to the Kentucky Technical Education Personnel Board.
Darren Taylor of Lexington, appointed to the Historic Properties Advisory Commission
Writer Crystal Wilkinson, an associate professor of English at the University of Kentucky, named a 1010 USA Fellow by United States Artists.
Thomas B. Davis of Wilmore, appointed to the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Long-Term Care Administrators.
Leon Clark Williams of Lexington, now a member of the Board of Directors of the Employers’ Mutual Insurance Authority.