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UK volleyball chosen preseason favorite to repeat as SEC champion; Wildcats posted 26-5 mark in 2018

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Defending Southeastern Conference champion Kentucky has been picked to win the 2019 SEC volleyball title, according to the SEC preseason coaches’ poll. The Wildcats, who finished 26-5 overall and 18-0 in the SEC last season, received 11 of the 13 first-place votes and 143 points in the preseason poll. Florida received two-first place votes and 132 points to finish second. Tennessee...

Paul Laurence Dunbar music instructor Tiffany Marsh named state’s 2019 High School Teacher of the Year

Tiffany Marsh, a vocal music teacher at Paul Laurence Dunbar, is Kentucky’s 2019 High School Teacher of the Year. She was among three finalists for the overall statewide honor, which went to a special education teacher in Oldham County. Tiffany MarshCo-sponsors Valvoline and the Kentucky Department of Education made the announcements during a May 15 ceremony at the Berry Mansion in Frankfort. Lt....

Henry Clay, Dunbar seniors named National Youth Leaders of the Year as part of Youth Salute Program

For the first time in the 37-year history of the local Youth Salute program, two Lexington students have received the top two national awards. Henry Clay High School’s Anne Boggess was selected as the 2017 National Female Youth Leader of the Year and Paul Laurence Dunbar’s Zsombor Gal as the National Male Youth Leader of the Year. They accepted congratulations and $1,000 scholarships during an...

‘It’s not about me’: Dunbar senior’s winning essay provides insight on living with cancer

Editors note: Jacob Blevins, a senior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington, won first-place honors for his “Write Stuff” essay about living with cancer. He was among nearly 140 teens in grades 6 through 12 from across Kentucky and Southern Indiana who shared their personal experiences and reflections on what it’s like – either dealing with their own condition or someone close to...

Cheerleading moves from sidelines to center stage as KHSAA hosts first state tournament

Dunbar's cheerleaders spent about six hours at the gym Jan. 12, practicing for state competition and hosting the Commonwealth Showcase. (Photos from FCPS)   By Tammy Lane Special to KyForward   Cheerleading squads throughout Kentucky are preparing for the first state tournament sponsored by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA).   Cheerleaders definitely consider...

Dunbar lacrosse team wins state titlewithout school sponsorship

A group of Paul Laurence Dunbar student athletes last week won a state championship, but you won’t find their picture in the school’s yearbook alongside the basketball, football or baseball teams.   The Dunbar boys’ lacrosse team defeated Ballard High School 9-7 Friday at Trinity High School in Louisville to clinch the Kentucky Lacrosse Association Division II state championship.   “I...

Dunbar lacrosse team wins state titlewithout school sponsorship

A group of Paul Laurence Dunbar student athletes last week won a state championship, but you won’t find their picture in the school’s yearbook alongside the basketball, football or baseball teams.   The Dunbar boys’ lacrosse team defeated Ballard High School 9-7 Friday at Trinity High School in Louisville to clinch the Kentucky Lacrosse Association Division II state championship.   “I...

Dunbar lacrosse team wins state title
without school sponsorship

A group of Paul Laurence Dunbar student athletes last week won a state championship, but you won’t find their picture in the school’s yearbook alongside the basketball, football or baseball teams.   The Dunbar boys’ lacrosse team defeated Ballard High School 9-7 Friday at Trinity High School in Louisville to clinch the Kentucky Lacrosse Association Division II state championship.   “I...