Sunday, May 20, 2001

Kentucky Education Notes

Newport schools, mentor honored

        NEWPORT — The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce honored Newport Independent Schools last week for the district's participation in the chamber's Education Alliance mentoring program.

        Carol Smith was named Mentor of the Year, and Newport High School sophomore Melinda Young was recognized as Mentee of the Year.

        Mrs. Smith's daughter, a former student teacher in Newport, first mentored Melinda, then 8 years old. When her daughter moved, Mrs. Smith took over the mentoring role, working with Melinda and her siblings.

        The program is affiliated with the Greater Cincinnati Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

Latin school students ace exam in Latin

        COVINGTON — Five students at Covington Latin School scored perfect marks on the National Latin Exam.

        Chris Gibson, Dustin Cummins, Daniel Chen, Meredith Doellman and Jason Nogar achieved the honor. Nearly 90 percent of students received awards on this year's national exam, with 28 students scoring in the top category.

Ashland has awards for teachers, pupils

        COVINGTON — Ashland Inc. honored its 2000-2001 “Teachers Who Make a Difference” and “Students of the Week” last week.

        The teacher recipients are Kim Visse, John W. Reiley Elementary; Sister Carmella Schneider and Stan Sketch, St. Mary School; Molly Messmer and Lynn Mowery, St. Thomas School; Brian Robinson and Carrie Lichtenberg, Highlands High; Sue Casey, Dixie Heights High; Darrell Cammack, Tichenor Middle; Matt Engel and Karen Boyle, Lloyd High; Lyn King and Mary Beth Ryan, Holmes Junior High.

        The students honored were Jessica Miller, Reiley Elementary; Olivia Brock, Burlington Elementary; Megan Bowling, River Ridge Elementary; Brad J. Dee, Campbell County High; Stephanie Dziczek, Holmes High; Lisa Hitchcock, Newport High; Kevin Sturm and Alyson Flairty, Beechwood High; Matt Caton, Highlands High; Laura Weldon and Kenneth Welch, Holmes Junior High.

Ky. wins grant to study leadership

        FRANKFORT — Kentucky is one of 15 states awarded federal grants to study public school leadership.

        The state Education Department will get $50,000 from the State Action for Education Leadership Project National Consortium, a partnership of national education associations.

        To develop policies under the grant, Kentucky is putting together a state consortium of educators and legislators to study school leadership, training, certification and other issues.

       Education Notes are compiled by Lori Hayes, education reporter at The Kentucky Enquirer. Contact her with news items at (859) 578-5577, by fax at (859) 578-5565 or by e-mail at


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