The Nelson County Civic Center will soon be buzzing with area students testing their skills as the 2016 Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee approaches.
The annual spelling bee, sponsored by the Nelson County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, is open to students from around the county, including private, public and parochial schools, and home school students.
“We have 14 schools that are eligible to have a representative in the Spelling Bee,” said Farm Bureau agent Adam Wheatley. And typically, the event sees between 12 and 13 participants.
The presentation by Father Charles Strobel, the Catholic priest who started Room in the Inn 30 years ago in Nashville, has been rescheduled. It will be Thursday at 6 p.m. in the SCN Conference Room, 4371 New Shepherdsville Road, next to Flaget Memorial Hospital, and is open to anyone who wants to attend.
The meeting had been scheduled for Tuesday, but the priest had to postpone his appearance because of the death of one of his board members and his involvement in making the funeral arrangements.
One local educator is using Saturday mornings to get students empowered and educated with the help of her sorority.
The Achieving, Self-awareness, Communication, Engagement, Networking and Development Skills (ASCEND) program seeks to enrich youth and is an international program started by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Lucretia Starnes, a Bardstown High School teacher and president of the Mu Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, said the program focuses on mentoring and educating students.
St. Catherine College is buzzing with excitement this week as a few special visitors are exposing students and the community to a culture of peace and balance. Seven Tibetan monks arrived at the college Monday, and will visit through Saturday.
“They are living in India as refugees, having followed the Dalai Lama to India after the Chinese occupation of Tibet,” Matt Branstetter, SCC professor of religion, told the Springfield Sun. The visit will help raise funds to build a library and school in their monastery back home.