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Burkesville continues to reap benefits of partnership between UK student, Cooperative Extension Service

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky The southern Kentucky town of Burkesville continues to reap the benefits of a project that began several years ago through a partnership between University of Kentucky junior Molly Morgan and Elijah Wilson, the county’s 4-H youth development agent with the UK Cooperative Extension Service. At that time, Morgan was a high school junior, 4-H’er and Rogers Scholar...

Unique exchange program breaks down cultural barriers, one 4-H’er at a time

  The Haniks tried to provide Rikako Sato with truly American and Kentucky experiences, including horseback riding. (Photo courtesy of Rikako Sato   By Katie Pratt Special to KyForward   Growing up an only child in Spencer County, Lilli Hanik, 16, always wondered what it would be like to have a sibling. This year, she was given her chance through Kentucky 4-H International Exchange...

AquaBots camp gives girls glimpse at science, technology, math and engineering careers

Participating in AquaBots from left to right are: Divya Sunderam, Keziah Thomas and Katie O’Niell. (Photo from UK)   By Jenny Wells Special to KyForward   Nineteen girls from grades seven to 11 participated in AquaBots, a STEM camp (science, technology, engineering and math) designed just for girls. Hosted by the Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative and the University of Kentucky, the...