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Rumpke offers scholarship Print E-mail

Rumpke is once again offering a $1,000 college scholarship to an area student who shares the company’s commitment to environmental preservation.

The Rumpke Pendleton County Landfill Scholarship is available to graduating seniors at Pendleton County High School pursuing a two or four year degree at an accredited institution. The student must also demonstrate a commitment to beautifying their community.

As part of the scholarship application, students must detail their career plans, how they are keeping their neighborhood clean and green as well as their thoughts on the future of solid waste disposal.

Applications are available by contacting guidance counselors at the high school. Completed applications should be mailed to: Rumpke Consolidated Companies, Inc., Attn: Anne Gray, 5535 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45217.

Mailed scholarship applications must be postmarked by March 21, 2014 to be considered. Applications can also be e-mailed to anne.gray@rumpke.com.  E-mailed applications must arrive by 5 p.m. on March 21, 2014.  A transcript may be requested.

The scholarship will be awarded to one student this spring.

Rumpke has been committed to keeping neighborhoods and businesses clean and green since 1932 by providing environmentally friendly waste disposal solutions. Headquartered in Colerain Township, Ohio, just outside of Cincinnati, Rumpke is one of the nation’s largest privately owned residential and commercial waste and recycling firms, providing service to areas of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia. Rumpke divisions include Rumpke Recycling, Rumpke Portable Restrooms, The William-Thomas Group, Rumpke Hydraulics and Rumpke Haul-it-Away. Please visit www.rumpke.com for more information.

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Tips about student loans Print E-mail
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Students should take care when signing contracts Print E-mail

At some point, students will have to sign a contract. When they do, they should keep in mind these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

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Southern Elementary to hold Reading Night ~ March 11 Print E-mail

Come to Southern Elementary on Tuesday, March 11 for a fun-filled evening of reading games and activities. This year, the theme for Literacy Night will be “Camp Read-a-Lot.” Reading will begin at 6 p.m. immediately following the P.T.O. meeting. Stat Man from B105 will be making a special guest appearance.

There will be six different stations available for families to visit. Camp Read-a-Lot will offer everyone the chance to Read Beneath the Stars, enjoy Game Night, listen to a book and make a Puppet Pal, visit Lake Wanna Read, have fun Building Words, and follow the directions to make a S’more! Everyone will receive a punch card and have the opportunity to visit at least three stations. The school will also be encouraging each family to fill out a Reading Pledge to spend time reading together every day.

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Pendleton County High School announces scholarship program Print E-mail

Pendleton County High School announces the local scholarship program for any eligible senior in the Class of 2014.  Scholarship applications will be available online beginning February 25, 2014 on the Pendleton County High School web page under the Counseling Department link.  Scholarship CD’s will also be available for checkout in the Counseling Office for those seniors without online access.

Seniors may go online and access applications at their convenience.

Mrs. Carrie Wade met with all seniors this past week to provide information relative to the local scholarship release.  Seniors were provided a listing of available scholarships along with a brief statement of criteria to aid in planning as well as a handout of “Tips and Reminders” to assist in completing and organizing scholarship application information.

Thanks to the hard work and generosity of the many community organizations and individuals who sponsor the various scholarships, the local scholarship program is well established at Pendleton County High School.  These resources provide funds to assist and support graduating seniors in taking their first step in their education beyond high school.

Scholarship recipients will be announced and recognized at the annual Pendleton County High School Senior Scholarship and Awards Night - date TBD.

The deadline for return of completed local scholarships and supporting documents to the PCHS Counseling Office is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25.  No late applications will be accepted - NO EXCEPTIONS.

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"Wall of Fame" nominations being accepted Print E-mail

The Pendleton County Board of Education started, in 1993, recognizing outstanding graduates of Pendleton County Schools who have made outstanding contributions and/or achievements in their life.  This program was called “Wall of Fame” and each year recognizes a past Pendleton County Alumni who has made “unique and special contributions to society through their work or other notable activities.”  Each year the award recipient(s) are recognized during commencement exercises at Pendleton High School and their picture/bio portrait is displayed on the walls of the high school.

Nomination forms are available at the Board of Education office and on the district website www.pendleton.kyschools.us. Nominations for this recognition will be accepted in the office of the Pendleton County Board of Education throughout the year but until March 28, 2014 to be eligible for this year’s consideration.

The criteria are as follows:

• Graduate of a Pendleton County School

• Must have made a “unique and special contribution to society through work or other notable activities.”

• Nominations will be held and considered for five (5) years.  After five years, a new nomination will need to be submitted.

Nomination forms for the 2014 Wall of Fame may be sent to:

Wall of Fame, Pendleton County Board of Education, 2525 Highway 27 North, Falmouth, KY  41040.

A selection committee consisting of the board chairman, superintendent, high school principal, president of Pendleton County Chamber of Commerce and the Student Council president at Pendleton County High School will select the winning candidate.

If you have questions regarding the “Wall of Fame” program, please call 859-654-6911, ext 2110.

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Angel Sudberry honored as Teacher of the Month Print E-mail

From left: WNKR Account Executive Patty McGill, PCHS English teacher Angel Sudberry, and PCHS senior Haley Pennington. Photo by Roger McKinney.

By Roger McKinney, Reporter

Pendleton County High School senior Haley Pennington nominated her favorite teacher, Angel Sudberry, for a Zimmer/WNKR Teacher of the Month Award.

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Southern Elementary to hold Reading Night ~ March 11 Print E-mail

Come to Southern Elementary on Tuesday, March 11 for a fun-filled evening of reading games and activities. This year, the theme for Literacy Night will be “Camp Read-a-Lot.” Reading will begin at 6 p.m. immediately following the P.T.O. meeting. Stat Man from B105 will be making a special guest appearance.

There will be six different stations available for families to visit. Camp Read-a-Lot will offer everyone the chance to Read Beneath the Stars, enjoy Game Night, listen to a book and make a Puppet Pal, visit Lake Wanna Read, have fun Building Words, and follow the directions to make a S’more! Everyone will receive a punch card and have the opportunity to visit at least three stations. The school will also be encouraging each family to fill out a Reading Pledge to spend time reading together every day.

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Online security can help protect you from thieves Print E-mail
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Kentucky rising junior may win scholarship, photo shoot Print E-mail
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