Parents Frederick Douglass: a teenager in a suite holding a plaqueDouglass Student Receives Distinguished Leader Award
The Leadership Lexington Youth Program presented its 2019 Distinguished Leader Award to Drew Rodriguez, a junior at Frederick Douglass High School. He accepted the plaque April 10 during the LLYP graduation luncheon at the Clubhouse at The Red Mile. “It’s about servant leadership and we have a responsibility to pay it forward. This group collectively not only inspires change, but creates change,” said Rodriguez.


Henry Clay Wins State
Henry Clay High School secured its sixth consecutive state debate championship this spring, while Paul Laurence Dunbar was runner-up in the team debate sweepstakes and second in the speech competition.

Parents: group of high schoolers posing with tropheys


Letter from Principal Williams of Brenda Cowan Elementary School
To read the letter from the principal of the new elementary school, click here.


New Elementary chooses school colors
Brenda Cowen Elementary’s school colors are maroon and white with gold accents. The BCE students will vote on the school mascot during the first week of school. Above are progress photos from the month of April courtesy of Fayette County Public Schools. The first day of school is scheduled for Wednesday August 14, 2019.


Parents: three muscians on a stageLCA Celebrates 30 years with a concert event
Last month LCA hosted a celebration concert event with multi-Grammy and multi-Dove Award winning artists Paul Overstreet and Jason Crabb. The two artists were also joined by fellow singer/songwriter Billy Austin. This concert was in honor of their 30 year anniversary.



May 3          80th Season Celebration, 6:30 pm, Lexington Children’s Theater

May 6-9       Scholastic Book Fairs Big Warehouse Sale, Lexington Convention Center

May 8          Summer’s Hot New Reads discussion, 6:30 pm, Eastside Library

May 10         Junie B. Jones The Musical, 6:30 pm, The Spotlight Playhouse (Berea)

May 11         Itty Bitty Prom, 11 am, Eastside Library

May 11         PJ Masks Live, 3 pm, Rupp Arena

May 11         Kids Adventure Day, 3 pm, Josephine Sculpture Park (Frankfort)

May 12        HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

May 13         Learn Basic Information about Emotional Development, 10 am, Eastside Library

May 17         Lexington Legends Lock-in, 7:05 pm, Legends Ballpark (thru Saturday)

May 18         Alice in Wonderland Story Circle, 10 am, The Henry Clay Estate

May 21         Family Movies Marathon, 9:30 am, Lexington Public Library Downtown

May 26         Dive-in Movie: Incredibles 2, 7 pm, Paradise Cover Water Park (Richmond)

Events may require tickets or registration. Times, dates, and locations subject to change.




This article also appears on page 12 and 13 of the May 2019 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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