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Ed. Briefs: Kenton Teachers Honored, Mortuary Student on Dean's List, Boone Scholarships

Two teachers from the Kenton County School District were honored at Campbellsville University's Excellence in Teaching Awards.

The pair was among 107 teachers from 68 school districts across Kentucky to be recognized at the event, which started in 1987.

Kenton County Schools Superintendent Dr. Henry Webb joined the honored teachers at Campbellsville, Melody Childers, a kindergarten teacher at Piner Elementary, and  Lori Dennler, a Spanish teacher at Dixie Heights High School.

Childers, of Walton, has taught at Piner since 2005 after previous stops at Parks Hills Elementary and Fort Wright Elementary.

She received her master of arts degree from Northern Kentucky University in 2019 as well as her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Kentucky in 1989. She graduated from Beechwood High School in 1985. She is working towards obtaining her doctor of education degree from the University of Kentucky. 

She is the daughter of Sandra and Ken Peck, of Fort Mitchell, Ky., and is the wife of Chuck Childers, and they have four children: Matthew, Alex, Ryan, and Jackson Childers.

Dennler, of Hebron, has taught at Dixie Heights High School since 1992. 

She received her master of arts degree from Northern Kentucky University in 1997 as well as her bachelor of science degree from Indiana University in 1992. She graduated from Lawrenceburg High School in Lawrenceburg, Indiana in 1988. She also has received a National Board Certification and her Rank I.

Newport native makes dean's list at mortuary school

The Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science (CCMS) recently listed its spring 2019 Dean’s List.

A total of 41 students merited the list, earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher for the spring term. In addition, 14 students achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA for the term.

Included on the CCMS Spring Dean’s List was Sophia Depenbrock from Newport. She is a 4th semester student.

Boone students awarded scholarships

Two recent high school graduates from Boone County are recipients of scholarships from BoonevCounty Farm Bureau. In partnership with the County Farm Bureaus, the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation awarded more than $460,000 this year to deserving students from across the Commonwealth.

Robert Baumgartner was awarded a $1,000 Boone County Farm Bureau Scholarship. Baumgartner plans to attend the University of Louisville. Baumgartner is the son of Ken and Stephany Baumgartner of Verona.

Chloe Bernesser was awarded a $1,000 Boone County Farm Bureau Scholarship. Bernesser plans to attend Northern Kentucky University. Bernesser is the daughter of Tom and Carla Markgraff of Hebron.

Farm Bureau scholarships, offered annually, are awarded to recipients who display the greatest levels of academic excellence, involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership abilities and financial need.

-Staff report