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Education

  • Six win at STEM fair

    Amanda Ashcraft and Elizabeth Mouzakitis won first place in instruction at the second annual STEM fair, held at Carroll County High School. Cassandra Southworth and Elizabeth Resendis finished in second place. Thomas Hill was the first place Technical winner, and Tim Corely won second place.

  • WKU history contest sees four CCHS winners

    Four Carroll County High School students won awards at the Western Kentucky University history contest. Thomas Hill won silver and Joie Bieger won bronze, while Will Wallace and Kiefer McIntyre won honorable mention.

  • Winn’s Green Team helps build sustainable future

    Gail Becraft, science teacher at Kathryn Winn Primary, is turning trash into treasure with the help of her Green Team, which includes 40,000 red wiggler earth worms. The Green Team, made up of two student representatives from each class, recycle nearly every bit of trash created at the school, including all leftover bread, fruit, and vegetables, which the worms eat in the school’s new vermicomposting system.

  • STLP earns state awards

    The following Cartmell Elementary students won awards at the state STLP competition:

    Katie Osborne won first place in State for her original drawing titled “Swirls;” Taylor Franklin won second place in state for her digital photo titled “Beautiful Butterflies;” and Mason Byrd and Adam Froman won second place in state for demonstration of Robot use “Operation Cleanup.”

  • Student of the week: Lauren Watkins

    What is your favorite thing about school?
    “I enjoy reading and learning new stuff. I can use those in real life situations, like when we were dividing up a pie at home, we used fractions.”
    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 
    “Ms. Stewart. Definitely. She’s really fun and makes learning fun. We do lots of activities in her class.”
    What was the last book you read? 
    “‘Junie B. Jones is (almost) a Flower Girl”

  • Cartmell play focuses on Carroll County’s history

    Carroll County’s history came alive March 29 at Cartmell Elementary, when fifth grade students presented CBC News. 

    Principal Doug Oak welcomed everyone to the “original production” which gave audience members “59 minutes of history.” He said what they were about to see was “real history,” and added that, “many people and events you will recognize.”

  • Carroll County students named to school honor rolls

    Cartmell Elementary School Third Grade All A’s

    Devin Benecke, Emily Blackburn, Gabrielle Bowen, Maura Brand, Gracie Craig, McKenna Crutcher,  Kennedy Daigle, Taylor Drennen, Taylor Franklin, Brandie Garcia, Gabriella Hembree, Kaycee Herrell, Danyn Johnson, Chrisha Jones, Jaiden Jones, Grace Long, Bailey Mefford, Deaton Oak, Kaitlyn Osborne,Landen Pence, Hailey Robbins,  Diana Teran Marquez, Jose Valle Garcia, Caitlain Voils, Benjamin Watkins and Lily Young.

    Third Grade A/B

  • Ackermann advances in geography bee

    Shelby Ackermann, a seventh grade student at Christian Academy of Carrollton, won the school – level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Dec. 14 and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship.  The school-level bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 23nd annual National Geographic Bee.  This year’s Bee is sponsored by Google.

  • Two named to Berea fall 2011 dean’s list

    Brenna M. Mahoney and Noah W. White both of Carrollton, have been named to the Fall 2011 Dean’s List at Berea College in Berea, Ky. A student is named to the Dean’s List who achieves a GPA of 3.2 or higher for a minimum course load equivalent to 16 semester hours.

  • Chlon earns medical degree in Illinois

    Clara Fuentes Chlon, of Carrollton, received a Doctor of Medicine degree from  the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago on December 11,  2011.  She is the daughter of Cristobal Fuentes and Nieves Leon of  Carrollton.

    Chlon attended Carroll County High School, graduating as valedictorian of her  class in 2003.  She graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2007,  where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree with concentrations in  Biological Sciences and Psychology.