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Gatton Academy wins innovation award for partnership with Cloudbridge Nature Reserve

The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has received a major national award for its 10-year partnership with Cloudbridge Nature Reserve in Costa Rica. The Innovative Partnership award was announced at the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools (NCSSS)Professional Conference on Nov. 6. The NCSSS includes member high schools, many ranked as the best in the...

Georgetown native wins 2020 Treasurer’s Summer Challenge, $5,000 college scholarship

Treasurer Allison Ball and KY Saves 529 announced Donavan Shackleford, a Georgetown native, as the winner of the 2020 Treasurer’s Summer Challenge and recipient of a $5,000 college scholarship. The financial literacy challenge, lasting through the month of July, consisted of five short online lessons and one capstone essay submission. Kentucky students 13-17 years old were encouraged to participate....