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C6 THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE BLUEGRASS SCHOOLS MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012 JOHN HARDIN Williamson named Cadet of the Month Wild Wild West Each month the John Hardin High School JROTC selects one cadet who exemplifies what the program stands for and what it teaches young citizens. During February, one cadet stood out among the rest as a great leader and team member. The cadet chain of command recommended and the cadet battalion commander selected Cadet Pvt. 1st Class Elizabeth Williamson as the February Cadet of the Month. Elizabeth maintains a 3.5 grade-point average and participates in the JROTC rifle team. Asked about cadet of the month, Williamson responded, “There is no point in succeeding if you don’t put a little effort into it.” WILLIAMSON Bluegrass Middle School students in Ms. Todd's fifth-period class created board games about westward expansion. T.K. STONE The John Hardin JROTC Air Rifle Team, cadets Michael McLarney, Lydia Loehmer, Michael Murphy and Johannes-burg Boulware, with Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Robinson, Rifle Team Coach. Wearable Art Joyce Pilling, a retired art teacher and silver smith and jewelry designer, was a guest artist mentor in Mr. Carothers’ art class at T.K. Stone Middle School. She gave a hands-on demonstration in each art class using a blow torch to fabricate wearable art created with fine silver and gemstones. Above left, she shows a finished product. Above right, Pilling shows Xavier Pinkney, left, and Kiara Turner, right, examples of the jewelry she makes. Making memories From left, Courtney Brangers, Sanannah Hughes and Ngozi Akukwe assemble pictures into collage pages for the T.K. Stone Middle School Panther yearbook. Lt. Col. Joy Curriera, a division chief in the U.S. Army Human Resources Command’s The Adjutant General Directorate, or TAGD, speaks to the sev-enth-grade girls of T.K. Stone Middle School during a young women’s conference at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Center, Sherry Coomer of StepWorks Addiction Treatment gives tips on leadership skills. Right, Detective Kelly Slone of the Elizabethtown Police Department shares her experiences. Girls learn to deal with adversity and more at conference You go, GIRL. These encouraging words are actually the name of a young women’s conference recently held at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College for seventh-graders from T.K. Stone Middle School. “GIRL” stands for Girls In Roles as Leaders. Now in its seventh year, the conference was designed to mirror women’s conferences. It had various speakers and was complete with programs with the agenda, tablecloths, centerpieces, a continental breakfast, a catered luncheon and even printed napkins similar to what you might find at a wedding reception. “The conference tells you that you should be confident and be a leader, not just sit back and let someone else lead you,” said 12-year-old participant Ana Curry. “It teaches you that you can do what you want; you don’t have to do what your friends do. You can try something new for a change,” she said. Susan Ryan, Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ coordinator for the gifted program, was the lunchtime speaker. Ryan is a cancer survivor who was 26 with a husband and a 1-year-old when cancer struck. Her talk focused on triumphing over adversity. Round-robin sessions were given on career choices, leadership, healthy relationships and Internet safety. Cherise Mingus of Lindsey Wilson College’s Career Services Office used an assessment to determine the girls’ personality traits. “I want students to understand who they are. Characteristics and skills can translate into practical skills in the workplace,” she said. “Certain skills are more valuable in certain occupations than in others.” The girls also participated in a leadership and team-building session Sarah Vaughn of Elizabethtown’s Advocacy and Support Center handled the delicate subject of relationships and other topics young girls are curious about, such as personal hygiene, by having the girls put their anonymous questions into a fishbowl “so they feel comfortable asking me anything their hearts desire.” Lessons from Detective Kelly Slone, of Elizabethtown Police Department, can help keep girls safe. Slone told stories from her experience, including being on the scene after a serious accident that occurred because the driver was texting. The detective’s session was about more than safety; it was about success in career fields traditionally associated with men. The keynote speaker was Lt. Col. Joy Curriera, who is chief of the Army Personnel Records Division under the U.S. Army Human Resources Command’s The Adjutant General Directorate, or TAGD. Curriera, who graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, offered her perspective on the potential of all women. Curriera said it’s crucial to learn how to deal with adversity — figuring out how that adversity affected you and those around you. “That helps you decide how to come out of it,” she said. “Your ability to come out of it is resilience – the capacity to overcome adversity.” Resilience is only one of many positive characteristics girls can nurture in themselves. However, the girls choose the characteristics they want to develop. “Come out of your comfort zone, and create opportunities for yourself,” Curriera said. “It’s up to you. Don’t let others bring you down.” By the same token, the girls must not bring other people down, Curriera said. John Hardin JROTC Air Rifle Team excels in competitions The John Hardin High School JROTC Air Rifle team has been doing very well this year competing in three major matches over the last three months. On Dec. 17, the team competed in the first an-nual Tri-State Air Rifle Match, winning first place in the Sporter Team Category against 17 schools form Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan. The first place finish at the Tri-State Competition qualified the team for the the national competition at Camp Perry, Ohio. The winning team consisted of Cadets Michael McLarney (who also placed first in the Individual Sporter Category with a score of 530 out of 600 points), Lydia Loehmer, Michael Murphy and Johannesburg Boulware. In addition, JHHS’ team of first-year shooters also did well placing third in the Sporter Team Category. First year team members included Cadet’s Meredith Cox, Ethan George, Darren Cruz, and Nathaniel Shotton. The following John Hardin High School students were named to the Honor Roll for the second trimester of the 2011-12 school year. NINTH GRADE All As: Kaitlyn Arel, Yousef Atiyani, Allyson Atkins, Marlena Beverly, Mariah Blakey, Mariah Callahan, Erica Castro Romero, Hannah Caudill, Ethan Cobb, Autumn Cooper, Eric Corneilson, Jesseca Dale, Jhustin Dasal, Antonio Delcastillo, Danielle Duncan, Riley Elliott, Grace Garrott, Ethan George, Jared Givan, Grace Green, Daniel Griffith, Emily Grogan, Alexander Gronovius, Jay Guichardo, Thomasina Haight, Teyari Hornsby, Abigail Hughes, Yasmine Jackson, Jarrett Jones, Nina Kersey, Doug Yong Kim, Kelsey Kimble, Olivia Kohler, Kody Kolpak, Emily Konecny, Ce’era Lanehart, Chase Layson, Candis Lewis, Lenae Liberg, Kirsten Lindner, Luca Mazzorato-Smith, Allison McClain, Justin McKinney, Sarah Merciers, Taylor Miller, Hannah Mosley, Brittany Murray, Amos Olson, Kyra Rocket, Jessica Rodriguez, Sequoya Rooks-Evans, Brittney Scamihorn, Nathaniel Shotton, Devonte Smith, Makenzie Strand, Tamera Taylor, Casey Thomas, Kristen Thurman, Elaina Truax, David Wagner, Da’Inara White, Khalil Williams and Luccia Yamada Corichi. All As and Bs: Tylene Abreu, David Aldrich, Anthony Amulong, Langston Asiatico, Titus Battle, Ubaidurraheem Beg, Christian Bonifield, Sydney Bradshaw, Kirsten Brown, Sarah Burd, Virginia Camp, Dezmond Coo-per, Nathan Cox, Cameron Davis, Madeline Deusner, Madison Dingle, Joziah Eugenio, Ashley Evans, Zachary Evans, Nicholas Featherstone, Jenna Fisk, Leyah Foley, Emily Gilmore, Maya Graham, Matthew Groves, Aaron Gunter, Ebonie Hampton, Aisha Harden, Adam Hart, Alexis Hausele, Carlos Hill, Marquez Hogue, Stefan Jamison, Kristen Johnson, J’Anna Jones, Shelby Keller, Erika Lampkin, Yasmine Langes, Joshua Miller, Connor Mitchell, Maleek Moody, Alma Moseley, Kierra ONeal, Jonathan Pearman, Eric Piernas, Nicholas Ragland, Cheyanne Rayls, Celina Reyes, Anthony Richardson, Wade Roemer, Dakoda Rothermel, Casandra Schlaline, Rhiannon Schwandt, Aileen Shackelford, Caleb Shader, Charles Slatton, Sean Stevens, Shelby Stewart, Janus Tanner, Roxanne Tesseneer, Julia Thigpen, Courtney Titus, Brittney Tooker, Sylvia Underwood, Laverne Ward, Katana Whitaker and Tristen Wills. 10TH GRADE All As: Patricia Anderson, Patrick Anderson, Hamza Atiyani, Cheyenne Day, Lauren Dellarocco, Mariko Garrison, Emily Genet, Molly Haebig, Althea Heatherly, Colton Heatherly, Kristine Herrera, Antonina Homola, Naomi Kellogg, Rebecca Kohler, Alexis Legaspi, Dominique Malott, Jasmin Mamangon, Muychheng Neng, Jeren Ott, Morgan Parsons, Jasmin Peterson, Benjamin Pierce, Kayla Powell, Hannah Roby, Katria Sanders, Kendall Shorttduke, Zacchea Small, Jonathan Swartz, Cortni Troublefield, Zachary Wagner, Aeriel Watson, Vasiliki Wilk, Matthew Yochim and Mackensie York. All As and Bs: Carlos Acevedo, Porscia Battle, Aaron Bee, Rachel Boswell, Lee Brewer, Abigail Brown, Sawyer Brown, Chanya Butsaparerk, Sara Canada, Madelyn Carek, Johnathan Casoni, Rodney Chancey, Samantha Clair, Kelly Conklin, Henry Crowdus, Meghan Day, Duwayne Drexler, Michael Edlin, Brooklyn Evans, Alexis Faison, Andrew Giles, Christian Guzman, Tajah Haley, Anne Hare, Jordan Hunter, Joseph Indalecio, Regine Johnson Stateman, Miranda Jones, Brittany Kaatz, Katrina Karcz, Austin Laing, Jasmine Layne, Megan Masters, Daja Merrill, Matthew Monday, Erin Munoz, Matthew Nelson, Chingchhay Neng, Amber Pepin, Tristan Pils, Kaitlyn Priddy, Rebecca Puckett, Meleina Reyes, Zachary Shortt, Lora Sparks, Jessica Stafford, Virginia Stoll, Eric Tollefson, Douglas Trentham, Carter Upton, Michael Walker, Briana Williams, Taylor Wilson, David Wilson, Holden Yates and Tesla Zigos. 11TH GRADE All As: Jared Anderson, Brianna Anderson, Brooke Barrow, Jessica Benner, Inna Bezhenar, Shayne Bolton, Olanrewaju Botu, Zachari Casteel, Michelle Crewz, Rosanna Depena, Melchizedek Fitzgerald, Bryonna Fraley, Rachel Green, Elizabeth Haebig, Chanon Hantaveevongsa, Alexandria Harri-son, Latisha Malloy, Samantha Mazzorato-Smith, Hieu Phan, Shelley Rhoads, Shylayna Southard, Paige Ward, Johna-than Wood, Yanqian Wu, Gabriela Yamada Corichi and Breeona Zachary. All As and Bs: Stephanie Allen, Juan Alvarado, Tiffany Austin, Jacob Aydelott, Brianna Bagley, Asia Barnett, Shannon Bolvin, Johannesburg Boulware, Kaitlyn Burgess, Lacharra Butler, Shelby Carter, Tyler Cash, Sebastian Cheifer, Dakota Crow, Princess Ann Cruz, Abigail Davis, Carolin Droop, Aaron Duvall, Ryan Ellis, Emily Gani, Aaron Gatlin, Danea Graves, Daveon Greene, Shayna Haycraft, Steven Henkel, Kyla Herringhsaw, Chante Hicks, Alex Higdon, Wade Holtsclaw, Amany Ismail, Jacqueline Kelly, Joshua Kidder, Michael Kimble, Ailey Layson, Lydia Loehmer, Nathan Manco, Ashley McCray, Patrick McDonald, Joshua Mitchell, Elizabeth Mitchell, Michelle Montgomery, Megan Mullendore, Tori Nelson, Christopher Nelson, Bradley Nightengale, Christopher ODaniel, Bren Oneil, Madelyn Parvin, Brandon Price, Zachary Puckett, Matthew Rainer, Michaela Reyes, Christopher Ruiz, Caitlin Scott, Nicolas Short, Kayla Skees, Kimberly Smith, Heaven Thur-man, Shiann Washington and Bonetta Wright-Sweet. 12TH GRADE All As: Anastasia Austin, Dierra Bell, Rex Billingsley, Joshua Bolvin, Dionte Brinson, Regan Buckler, Sabrina Castille, Taylor Cecil, Cameron Cook, Danielle Croghan, Nicole Dellarocco, Halie Fairfax, Kalyn Fuller, Michael Gann, Joshua Golick, Catherine Greenwell, Elaina Gronovius, Amber Hampton, Felesia Harden, Patrick Herrera, Hannah Howard, Mitchell Keiter, Bo Kim, Erik Krivitsky, Steve Lau, Mary Lever, William Mitchell, Eli Mitchell, Brandon Monday, Christopher Mudd, Brenden Ott, Ashley Parker, Kristen Penning, Rachel Puckett, Lucas Ray, Brytani Raymond, Samantha Seal, Kassondra Skees, Hunter Thompson, Meaghan Warsaw, Hannah Watson and Loryn Williams. All As and Bs: Ashlynn Adwell, Timothy Aguilos, Kriztina Allen, Anthony Ashley, Amanda Aumack, Brandt-Evan Baker, Kayla Barnes, Kenyon Berry, Samuel Brashear, Michelle Bronner, Zachary Broome, Kamran Burns, Sabrina Castille, Chelsey Cobler, Gregory Cordell, Nathan Crowdus, Patrick Crowe, Jefferson Davis, Luis Diaz Smith, Marvin Dye, Crystal Embry, Samantha Gillingham, Vivan Grant, Ana Grant, Sarah Gunter, Alexander Harber, Dalton Hardesty, Jeremy Harness, Jonathan Haws, Raphael Hernandez, Kabria Hill, Shardazia Hobbs, Hunter Holloway, William Kohler, Jennifer Kubisch, Kyle Laing, Anley Layson, Katara Lucas, Frank Manson, Marissa Martinez, Nicole Milesko, Michaela Miller, Ervin Montgomery, Michael Murphy, Dawn Myers, Jazzmon Neil, Priscilla Norfleet, Caitlynn Parks, Mckayla Pugh, Kaitlyn Ragland, Jacob Redmond, Tamara Reyes, Debean Ross, Kayla Russell, Shontiqua Skinner, Auntwoin Smith, Ashley Thurman, Jaymes Varela, Karah Vessels, Daniel Walters, India Ward, Andrea Waters, Whitney Wheeler, Randall Williams and Courtney Wood. UNION COLLEGE Local students accepted to Union College Several local students have been accepted to Union College in Barbourville for the fall semester. They are Victoria Decker of Leitchfield; LeAnna Luney and Kylie Tucker, both of Brandenburg; Wesley Kessinger and Larry Mullins, both of Hodgenville; Christina Moore of Rineyville; Taylor Pinkard of Vine Grove; Jessi Bennett and Kaylin Higdon, both of Elizabethtown; Angelica Dones of Radcliff; Michael Bray of New Haven and Reed Johnson of Fort Knox.

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