STEAM sophomore accepts philanthropy award for work with ‘Backpack Payback’ project in East Aftrica

Aisha Ndayishimiye, a sophomore at the STEAM Academy, has received a 2017 Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award for her efforts with a “Backpack Payback” project benefiting youngsters in her native East Africa. She accepted the honor from the Bluegrass Chapter and the Thoroughbred Collegiate Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals during a National Philanthropy Day celebration...

SLAM program gives young students a way to stay engaged with learning during summer break

By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward Summer Learning And More (SLAM) has enlivened students and heartened staff who sought to keep the youths’ minds engaged while Fayette County School’s out for summer. Several locations across the district hosted SLAM programs, including Tates Creek and Winburn middle schools. From a scavenger hunt through the building to a pairing of rising sixth- and veteran...

Team from Tates Creek captures Future Problem Solving international competition

A group from Lexington’s Tates Creek High School claimed first place in the senior division at the Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI) conference June 1-5 at Michigan State University. Newly minted graduates Miles Dunn, Gabe Garcia, Griffin Gensheimer, and Bri Stanley competed against champion teams from more than 40 states and abroad including Australia, Hong Kong, India, South...

Winburn Middle School team, Beaumont student tops in local MATHCOUNTS contest

A team of “mathletes” from Winburn Middle School won first place in the local MATHCOUNTS recently at the University of Kentucky, where 18 area schools participated in bee-style contests. The top-scoring individual and recipient of a full-tuition, four-year scholarship offer from UK and a $1,000 scholarship offer from Western Kentucky University was Jason Wang of Beaumont Middle School. Jason also...

Winburn Middle sends three to National History Bee in Georgia to be held in June

  Three students from Winburn Middle School have qualified for the 2014 National History Bee this summer in Georgia, including Zsombor Gal, who finished in the top 10 of the Lexington regional. Saif Ahmed and Austin Li also advance to compete for the $5,000 scholarship prize.   This individual academic competition for elementary and middle school students tests knowledge of a wide range...

Winburn Middle Schoolers take first in math competition advancing to state in March

A team of middle school math-letes from Winburn Middle School captured first place in the local MATHCOUNTS competition Feb. 16 at the University of Kentucky. Students on the top three teams will advance to the state contest.   First place winners were Austin Li, Ronit Kar, Benjamin Xie and Zsombor Gar. Tates Creek Middle took second place and they were Ethan Tan, Philip Bryant, Matthew Zachman...

Winburn Middle School tops group in Kentucky Colonels Sixth-Grade Showcase

Winburn Middle School bested its five-team field in the 13th annual Kentucky Colonels Sixth-Grade Showcase. Beaumont was runner-up in the Dec. 1 academic competition, and Edythe J. Hayes finished fourth. In quick recall, Winburn, Beaumont and Hayes placed first, second and third, respectively.   The showcase also included written assessments in several areas. Here are the top individual results...