Around the town
Published 9:38 am Monday, December 2, 2013
Wallace gets FFA degree
Victoria Wallace, a member of the Western Hills FFA chapter, was awarded the American FFA degree at the 2013 National FFA Convention and Expo in Louisville. The award recognizes demonstrated ability and outstanding achievements in agricultural business, production, processing or service programs.
To be eligible, FFA members must have earned and productively invested $7,500 through a supervised agricultural experience program in which they start, own or hold a professional position in an existing agriculture enterprise. Recipients must also complete 50 hours community service and demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities and civic involvement.
Halligan attends ag conference
Ryan Halligan, of Frankfort, joined more than 550 of the top collegiate agriculture students Nov. 7-10 in Kansas City, Mo., to engage in career preparation training at the Agriculture Future of America Leaders Conference.
For four days, Halligan, who studies agricultural economics at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, participated in soft skill training provided by agriculture, education and facilitation professionals. In the conference environment, Halligan was surrounded by like-minded students, who are passionate about agriculture, and by agriculture professionals who have invested financially as well as relationally in these students’ lives.
Crawford completes basic training
Army National Guard Pvt. Tory W. Crawford has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Debra Crawford of Frankfort, and Tandy Crawford of Irvine. He is a 2009 graduate of Franklin County High School.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
Paden in Harding Chorus
Erin Paden, of Lawrenceburg, has been selected for the 2013-14 Harding University Chorus. Following auditions at the beginning of the fall semester, students were chosen for the 60-member ensemble that performs on and off campus.
Paden, vocal music education major, performs choral classics, new works, spirituals, opera, folk songs, novelties and contemporary Christian songs.
Chorus also travels throughout the United States and the world to perform for a variety of audiences. Taking an extended tour in January and shorter trips during the school year, the group holds numerous concerts on campus and in the community.
Harding is the largest private university in Arkansas with 6,295 students.
Hopkins gets scholarship
Ian Hopkins, of Frankfort is one of seven Eastern Kentucky University students who recently received a 2013-14 Patterson Scholarship, awarded to students in EKU’s Department of Management, Marketing and International Business.
Each student will be awarded $1,000 per semester for two semesters. Requirements for the scholarship are a minimum 24 ACT score and a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Students submit three letters of reference and consideration is given to evidence of leadership and work-related activities.
Hopkins is a senior Management major at EKU.
The scholarship is made possible by a bequest from former Eastern faculty members Kermit and Opal Patterson. Dr. Patterson taught from 1955 to 1982 in EKU’s College of Business, while his wife, an EKU graduate, taught in the Department of Biological Sciences from 1956 to 1982.