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Education

  • Powell to present at tech conferences

    By Melissa Blankenship

    Henry County Public Schools

    When Dwayne Powell returned to the classroom after a short break, things had changed.

    “Everything was on Google,” Powell, a teacher at Henry County High School (HCHS), said. “Everything I did had to be submitted on Google. So, I was kind of forced to learn it.”

  • Snyder named 2019 SNA Employee of the Year

    By Melissa Blankenship

    Henry County Public Schools

    She knows most of the children’s names. She greets the kids each day with a smile and a word of encouragement and makes sure they all get a nutritious breakfast and lunch.

  • Craft scholar receives U of L fellowship

    Hard work, great grades, terrific test scores and leadership paid off for former Henry Countian Lori Porter.

    The University of Louisville (U of L) named Porter as a Brown Fellow April 30, one of only ten chosen annually, out of hundreds of applicants.

    Porter, 18, is in Morehead at Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics. The 18-year-old cried when she received word about the fellowship.

    “I was very excited,” she said, although the process was long and grueling.

  • EMS STLP represent region at conference

    SUBMITTED BY

    Sherry Curtsinger

    Eminence Schools traveled to Rupp Arena April 18 to represent the region at the State STLP conference in Showcase, NXT Robotics, Sumobots, and Digital Online Products.

    Eminence Middle School STLP Showcase received a Best in Group Award. Blaze Berry, Tia Finch, Yarley Hernandez and Calin Grinn showcased Google Tour Builder. This group created a 360 tour of the school Edhub to allow educators to take a virtual tour of the school’s innovative space.

  • EMS TSA shines at state technology conference

    SUBMITTED BY

    Sherry Curtsinger

    Eminence Middle School TSA showed well at the State Technology Student Association Conference April 22 to 24. Technology Student Association is a national career and technical organization that offers competitive events related to various career pathways.

    1st Place - Chapter Team

    Savanna Flowers, Sydney Dennis Alyssa Harger, Harrison Gilbert, Sydney Brandenburg and Bella Coffee

    1st Place -  System Controls

    Jackson Curtsinger, Blaze Berry and Quentin Shuff

  • FFA plans ag learning trip to Ecuador

    SUBMITTED BY

    MELISSA BLANKENSHIP

    HCPS communications director

    The Kentucky FFA Foundation has awarded an Ag Achiever grant to the agriculture program at Henry County High School to help offset the cost of a travel abroad experience to Ecuador.

  • Building community, promoting wellness

    SUBMITTED BY

    MELISSA BLANKENSHIP

    HCPS communications director

    Research shows that approximately 60 percent of youth in the United States have exposure to some type of trauma and could experience mental health issues as a result. A new program at Henry County High School aims to provide opportunities for students in need to reach out to an unlikely, but very natural resource – other students.

  • Student makes Dean’s List

    Jefferson Community and Technical College student KenEdy Ray Hartford made the JCTC Dean’s List for the fall of 2018. 

  • Porter to attend MSU Craft Academy

    SUBMITTED BY

    MELISSA BLANKENSHIP

    HCPS Communications Director

    The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University is proud to announce the members of the 2021 class. 

    The following student from Henry County has been selected to attend the Craft Academy: Adam Porter, son of John Porter and Brinda Porter, from Henry County High School/iLEAD Academy.  

  • HCHS seniors create projects, express interests

    SUBMITTED BY

    MELISSA BLANKENSHIP/HCPS

    It’s that time during the school year when high school seniors are faced with the daunting inevitability of “adulting.”

    Henry County High School English and Life 101 teacher Jerilyn Vaught worked with Media Specialist Librarian Rachel Burgin to create a project-based learning unit that would help students recognize and develop some of the skills they’ll need in the next phase of their lives.