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Three compete in Geography Bee

Three students from Frankfort recently competed in the state Geography Bee, which took place at Western Kentucky University.

They are James E. Robb, an eighth-grader at Capital Day School; Drew C. Greenawalt, a sixth-grader at Elkhorn Middle School; and David E. Roach, a seventh-grader at Frankfort Christian Academy.

Jones national award winner

Brendan R. Jones has been named a national award winner in English by the United States Achievement Academy.

The academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American middle school students with an award.

Jones, who attends Good Shepherd School, was nominated for this award by Lou Jean Duncan, a teacher at the school. Jones will appear in the United States Achievement Academy Official Yearbook, which is published nationally.

Big Tree winners named

The Franklin County Conservation District has released the names of the winners of the "Big Tree Contest. The presentation was made in conjunction with the City of Frankfort Arbor Day Ceremonies held April 10.

The winners are: kindergarten: Mindy Hatchell, $50 savings bond from CCU & Whitaker Bank; fifth grade: Jaylynn Hill, $100 savings bond from Farmers Bank; grades 9-12: Emily Hill, $100 donated by the Conservation District; adult: Susan Wise, $100 donated by Farm Bureau Board & Insurance, and senior citizen: Bill Karsner, $100 donated by the Conservation District

The tree selected this year was the walnut with the largest being, 11' 2 1/2" reported by Susan Wise and located on US 60W.

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