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Dunbar Beta Club wins fifth straight national quiz bowl title; three individuals recognized

  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward     For a fifth straight year, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School secured the quiz bowl title at the National Beta Club’s annual senior convention.   Three students also earned first-place honors in individual contests at the gathering in Richmond, Virginia: Athena Kern in English, Kathleen Yang in math and Alice Li in pencil drawing.   The...

Dunbar senior named Youth Leader of the Year; four other students recognized

  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward     Sahil Nair, a rising senior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, has been named Lexington’s 2014 Youth Leader of the Year.   He received a $500 scholarship plus a trip, sponsored by Holifield Photography, to this fall’s National Council on Youth Leadership Conference in St. Louis, where he meet join other Youth Salute leaders from...

Dunbar’s technology club students encourage younger crowd through Techiepalooza event

By Tammy Lane Fayette County Public Schools   For middle schoolers drawn to technology, what could be more fun on a Friday night than Techiepalooza at Paul Laurence Dunbar High? Members of the Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) play host several times a year, inviting younger students for pizza and their choice of informal lessons.   The overall goal is to encourage an interest...