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The McConnell Extra Mile Award provides an opportunity to recognize full time teachers and educators who are making outstanding contributions to students’ lives. The recipient of the award will receive a cash prize of $10,000.

Nominee Qualifications
Any full time educator in a public, private or parochial school system is eligible for the award. The teacher must be a full time classroom teacher, coach or administrator who has demonstrated exceptional contributions in classroom, school, and community activities.
The nominee should:
1. Set an example;
2. Be able to inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities;
3. Have respect and admiration of students, parents, co-workers, and administrators;
4. Active and outstanding leadership roles in their communities as well as in their schools community activities;
5. Go the extra mile.

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Westridge STLP Students Shine At State Championships
On Thursday, March 26th, 2015, 39 Westridge students competed in the State STLP Championships held at the Lexington Convention Center and Rupp Arena. Although the event contained over 5,700 students from around the Commonwealth, Westridge students managed to shine and earned multiple awards. 
Westridge Academic Team Continues Tradition of Excellence
On March 28, Westridge Elementary competed in the region 19 KAAC Governor’s Cup Competition placing 4th out of 18 schools.  
FCHS Student Art Viewable Online
Franklin County High School artists are taking over the spotlight! Ms. Tanguay has teamed up with Artsonia, -- the world's largest online kid's art museum -- to display her students' artwork. Anyone can view the school gallery online Visitors can browse the artwork in the school gallery by grade level, or by specific exhibits. Franklin County High School students join thousands of students from over 130 countries whose artwork is showcased on Artsonia. Family members can purchase keepsakes imprinted with the child's artwork, with Artsonia donating 20 percent of their annual product revenue back to school art programs. Join us in celebrating our student artists and all their hard work. 
Flyer Symphonic Band Rated Distinguished

A message from Flyer Band Director, Josh Toppass,
"Wednesday night (March 25th), the Symphonic Band students participated in our regional assessment. This is a rigorous evaluation consists of three highly qualified judges grading a prepared performance as well as one judge testing my ability to teach a brand new piece to the band in the span of 7 minutes (we call this sight reading). I am happy to report that all four judges rated our band DISTINGUISHED (the highest rating).

I am super proud of these students. I gave them some of the most difficult music they had ever played and they rose to the challenge.

Just another reason I am PROUD to be a Flyer!"  
Kapoor Places Third at State Governor's Cup

Franklin County High School Freshman Rishabh Kapoor earned third place in science at the KAAC State Governor's Cup competition held at the Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky, the weekend of March14-16. Governor Steve Beshear presented Rishabh with his trophy at the awards ceremony.

Rishabh advanced to state competition after winning 3rd place in science and winning 1st in composition at regional Governor's Cup. He competed in both science and composition at the state level.

Congratulations, Rishabh! Thanks to Hargis Photography for the photo.  

Hills classes prepare for international summer trips
It’s normal for students enrolled in foreign language classes to crave adventure but it’s extraordinary when their desire is fulfilled.  Rachel Medina, the Spanish teacher, and Lucy Rini, the French teacher at Western Hills, are each taking a group of students on an international trip. Rini’s class will go to France this summer and Medina’s will go to Peru in the summer of 2016.  
WHHS DECA Succeeds at Regional and State Competitions
On Monday and Tuesday of this week the WHHS chapter of DECA competed in their regional and state competitions and returned victorious.
John Robertson – 1st place in KY Finance
Taylor West – 1st Place KY Hospitality & Tourism
Connor Graves – 1st Place KY Marketing
Thomas Bennett – 2nd Place KY Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Teddy Emberton – 3rd Place KY Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Darby Taylor – 1st Place Human Resources Management
Nick Johnson – 4th Place Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Madison Wallace & Rachel Wallace – 1st Place Business Law & Ethics
Tyler Anglin & Landon Arflack – 3rd Place Sports & Entertainment Marketing Promotion
Patrick Foley & Malachi Reardon – 4th Place Sports & Entertainment Marketing Promotion
  Abigale Wilson – 1st Place Business Finance
Grayson Arnold & Eli Sutton – 4th Place Sport Marketing Team Decision
  Rachel and Madison Wallace ended up winning the State Competition in Business Law & Ethics.
Hearn Scores BIG at Regional Governor's Cup!
Hearn Elementary Academic Team participated in Regional Governor's Cup, March 21 in Georgetown. Competing against school, both public and private from Franklin and Scott Counties, Hearn placed 3rd overall. Other results: Future Problem Solving Team (Claire, Kemper, Nicholas, Henry) 1st Place; Language Arts (Claire) 3rd place, (Kemper) 4th Place; Math (Nicholas) 3rd Place, Written Composition (Claire) 3rd Place.
Bondurant Finishes 12th in the State in MathCounts
Bondurant finished 12th in the State at Saturday's MathCounts competition held in Louisville, up 4 spots from last year's finish.

Team members include: Abdullah Ateyeh, Julia Martinez, Amanda Jones, and Ahmad Ateyeh

MathCounts is the nation's premiere mathematics competition for middle schoolers, and consists of rigorous problem solving tests in algebra, geometry, number theory, and counting & probability. The very best of the best young mathematicians compete in MathCounts.

The entire MathCounts team has worked extremely hard this year to continue to push Bondurant towards the top of the state in academic competiton. We made great strides this year and we will continue to work hard and push higher next year. We Are Bondurant!  

BMS RCX Robotics Goes to State!
Congrats to BMS RCX Robotics team “The Squadbots” for getting invited to compete at the STLP state championship this Thursday. The Squadbots placed 3rd at the Georgetown University Regional and beat out 15 other teams to earn their invitation. The Squadbots are Michael Mills, Jett Wheatley, Ahmad Ateyeh and Abdullah Ateyeh.  
Bondurant Has Strong Showing at State Governor's Cup

The Governor's Cup season ended last weekend in Louisville with Bondurant being well-represented in the final results. Results are listed below:
     Ariella Hansford
---top 100 in the State in Written Composition
     Zoë Ward---33rd in the State in Language Arts
     Abdullah Ateyeh
---13th in the State in Math
     Hasitha Ramisetti
---12th in the State in Science

Also, Veronica Aldridge, Deepshikha Bassetti, and Brooke Aldridge all competed in Individual Future Problem Solving. Their results won't be available until later in the Spring.

Congratulations to those students for their achievements at State, and for representing their school and their community so well. We Are Bondurant!  

FCHS FFA Achievements

Congratulations to the following FFA members for their recent success at the Capital City Regional Competitions

2nd Place the FCHS FFA Parliamentary Procedure Team
President- Micheala McCane
Vice President- Emily Dahl
Treasurer- Emily West
Secretary- Sammie Arnold
Reporter- Anna Phillips
Sentinel- Lexie Simpson
Members: Danielle Hockensmith, Rebecca Fogg, Jamie Jordan, and Chelsie Toy

Please also congratulate the following FFA members for qualifying for state:
Micheal McCane- Prepared Public Speech
Alex Wheatley- Ag Mechanics Impromptu
Anna Phillips- Floral Impromptu  
EMS Academic Team Wraps up An Amazing Year
Elkhorn Middle School is very proud of Sasha Sairajeev who placed 7th in Science at the Governor’s Cup state competition over the weekend in Louisville. The Quick Recall team also advanced to the 5th round of competition Monday beating St. Gabriel the Archangel and Owensboro. They earned a bye in the 4th round advancing them to Monday. They lost to Crosby Middle School in a tie breaker. Congratulations to Camden Good, Cooper Hendrix, Noah Lyles, Parks Mason, Sanjana Rahman, Sasha Sairajeev, Allen Slaughter, Cameron Smith, and Tre Taylor for a great season.  
EMS Advances 11 in National History Day Competition
The following students competed with 200 students at EKU on Saturday, March 14 in the National History Day competition.  

Individual Exhibit:
Julia Blackburn*, Caitlin Barnes*, Nikitha Dharangipragada*, Magan Wright*

Group Exhibit:
Bailey Harrod* & Alyssa Goldie*
Amber Ferrell* & Makenna Falor*
Gracie Mika, Emma Thompson, Abbi Davis, Chloe Greenidge, Madison Ellis, Sydney Donovan, Aiden Lewis, Emily Lopez, Sam Feldman

Individual Performance:
Tre Taylor*

Individual Website:
Sanjana Rahman

Group Website:
Sasha Sairajeev* & Parks Mason*

*students will move on to the State Competition
Boys WIn District Title
Elkhorn Elementary boys won the Franklin County Youth Basketball League Championship on Saturday March 14th.  The team fought through three rounds to defeat Hearn in the final round for the title. Congratulations! 
EMS Academic Team
Good luck to the Elkhorn Middle School Academic Team as they compete in the Sweet Sixteen Monday, March 16 at State Governor's Cup competition in Louisville.  The team won both their matches Sunday, earning them a bye this morning.  Camden Good, Cooper Hendrix, Noah Lyles, Parks Mason, Sanjana Rahman, Sasha Sairajeev, Allen Slaughter, Cameron Smith, and Tre Taylor will compete in quick recall, while Julia Blackburn will compete in Written Composition, and Sasha Sairajeev will take the Science written assessment.  Go Elks! 
Peaks Mill is a High Progress School!
The Department of Education has designated Peaks Mill as a High-Progress School under the 2013-2014 Unbridled Learning Assessment and Accountability System. 
Congratulations to Peaks Mill's faculty, staff and students for their outstanding work ethic and positive attitudes! Peaks Mill Proud! 
Early Learning Village’s National Reading Day with FCHS
Fourteen Franklin County High School scholar-athletes participated in the annual Early Learning Village’s National Reading Day celebration on Friday, Feb. 27. Organized by ELV’s Media Specialist Christa Hockensmith and FCHS English teacher Sherri Smith, the students paired up and traveled to classrooms to share their favorite children’s stories with their younger counterparts.
Students participating from FCHS were seniors Fernando Rebolledo, Taylor Harrod, Alexis Mitchell, Michael Clark, Matthew Johnson, Ryan Schneider, Megan Layson, Emily Wilkerson, Madeline Greer, Jennifer Lee, Logan Duke, Cameron Thompson, and Ashley Hack, along with junior Sierra Newton.
Bridgeport Wins 2nd Place Overall at District Govenor's Cup!
We are so very proud of our Academic Team who placed 2nd Overall Saturday, February 28th. Our Quick Recall team (Sanjna R., Lelia P., Nikhil A., Carson B., Preston M., Cameron H., Aathman B., and Luke W.) placed first, our Future Problem Solving Team (Kaylee J., Nick A., Bryce B. Cadence H.) placed 2nd, and we had several students place in content areas.
1st (Nikhil A.) and 2nd (Sanjna R.) in Math
1st (Nikhil A.) and 2nd (Sanjna R.) in Science
2nd (Emma C.) and 4th (Sadie M.) in Arts and Humanities
4th (Emma C.) in Written Composition
We are so proud of our Academic Team for their success! They represented Bridgeport well.
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