Rising Lexington Christian Academy senior Milo Golding is the winner of Google’s national Doodle for Google competition. Millions of users saw his artwork featured on Google’s homepage for 24 hours. Milo will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship along with Google hardware. His school will receive a $50,000 technology package.

In describing his doodle, Milo says, “I am strong because I have hope. I once asked my father how he overcame obstacles and became who he wanted to be. ‘Hope, hope keeps me strong.’ After I unexpectedly lost him at 13 due to a heart attack, it helped me overcome grief and support other children who lost loved ones.”


Photo by Austin Johnson

U.S. Representative Andy Barr congratulated the High School Service Academy Appointments from the Sixth Congressional District of Kentucky during an event at the Kentucky High School Athletics Association in June. Two of the students were from Lexington:

  • William Webb (Henry Clay)—U.S. Naval Academy
  • Mr. Pearce Hall (Lexington Catholic)—U.S. Military Academy at West Point


Dr. Demetrus Liggins

The Fayette County Board of Education unanimously appointed Dr. Demetrus Liggins as the next superintendent of Fayette County Public Schools.

The SIFMA Foundation announced the student winners of the Fall, Spring, and Year-long 2020/21 Stock Market Game™ competitions in Kentucky. Edythe J. Hayes Middle School, with help from teacher Ashlee VanHoose, placed second in the middle school category for the Spring 2021 Stock Market Game™ Session (1/25-4/16). The Stock Market Game™ connects students to the global economy with virtual investing and financial learning.

Eleven year-old Lindsay DeVore qualified to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which began in June with 209 of the best spellers around the world. Lindsay is the third of her three sisters to qualify for the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The finals will be held in-person on July 8 and broadcasted on ESPN 2.


Former NBA and UK basketball players Heshimu Evans and Wayner Turner host a “Champ Camp” for boys and girls ages 6-14. The basketball training camp is July 12 and 13 at Frederick Douglass High School. Register online at

Registration is open for Lexington Parks & Recreation’s Youth Football Training League. Participants learn the fundamental skills and techniques of football. Each player is guaranteed game-day playing time. Register now through July 31.

The YMCA’s free three-week Summer Out Loud Challenge, presented by White, Greer and Maggard Orthodontics, launches on July 12. Opt-in to the challenge via text. Visit any YMCA of Central Kentucky location to pick up your Summer Out Loud passport, which is filled with creative ideas and activities to do together with your family. Complete and return the passport to your local Y by August 4. The challenge is open to all members and non-members.



This also appears on page 12 of the July 2021 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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