Douglass Senior Awarded Caulk Scholarship
Ria Munnolimath, a senior from Frederick Douglass High School, has been awarded the second annual Emmanuel “Manny” Caulk Jr. Memorial Scholarship.
She was selected for the honor by a committee led by Caulk’s widow, Christol Caulk. Munnolimath received the $2,500 scholarship based on her academic achievement, community involvement and an essay.
Munnolimath was part of the Biomedical Sciences Magnet Program as well as varsity lacrosse team member throughout her high school career. She has participated in numerous extracurricular activities as well as a long list of community service projects. Munnolimath is an alumna of the Governor’s Scholars Program and will attend the University of Kentucky in the fall.
The Emmanuel “Manny” Caulk Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of the Fayette County Public Schools superintendent after his death in December 2020.
FCPS Deputy Superintendent Named
Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Demetrus Liggins has announced, “I’m thrilled to share that Houston Barber, who
currently serves as superintendent of the Frankfort Independent School District, will be joining our district,” as the next Fayette County Public Schools Deputy Superintendent.
Barber currently serves as the President of the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents, Co-Chair for the Board of Managers for Kentucky’s Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute for School Principals, and teaches and mentors new superintendents with the Kentucky Association of School Administrators.
Henry Clay Student named Presidential Scholar
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona announced the 58th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields. Two Kentucky students were among the honorees: Grayson N. Kemplin of Lexington’s Henry Clay High School, and Dunbar’s McKenna Sun.
Created in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program has honored over 7,900 of the nation’s top-performing students. The program was expanded in 1979 to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, literary and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields.
Trinity Breaks Ground
Trinity Christian Academy has broken ground on their newcampus after receiving a generous donation of 45 acres of prime real estate on Brannon Road, with a goal of enjoying the new campus in time for the 2023-2024 school year.
FRI JUN 3 Free Friday Flicks, Raya and the Last Dragon
SAT JUN 4 Truck-a-Palooza
SAT JUN 4 Greenfest, Living Arts and Science Center
THU JUN 9 Bluegrass Fair begins
FRI JUN 10 Free Friday Flicks, Willy Wonka
FRI JUN 17 Free Friday Flicks, Sing 2
SAT JUN 18 Wild Hearts Fun Run Superhero 5k
FRI JUN 24 Free Friday Flicks, Encanto
This article can also be found on pages 10 and 11 of the June 2022 edition of the Hamburg Journal.