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Local schools changing schedules for Monday’s eclipse


Monday’s eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse in more than 200 years, the last time being in 1806. Many schools across the area of totality will have scheduling changes to allow people to witness the once-in-a-lifetime event.

ACTC hosts 114 competitors at regional Skills USA competition


ASHLAND, Ky. – Ashland Community and Technical College hosted the regional SkillsUSA competition at the Technology Drive and Roberts Drive campuses on Friday, Feb. 16.

Rio Grande Community College offering College Credit Plus courses for Pike students


PIKETON—With the opening of its new center this summer, Rio Grande Community College is currently enrolling students into their College Credit Plus program. Classes at the Pike Center will begin in mid-August, located at the former site of Piketon High School on West Street. The newly renovated center will offer general education and social services courses, along with CCP.

Free summer immersive STEM program for students in grades 6-8 at SSU


PORTSMOUTH- Shawnee State University is partnering with Verizon and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) to offer a free project-based immersive STEM program, Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers, for middle school students starting June 10.

ACTC Registration for Spring 2024 bi-term classes is open


ASHLAND, Ky. – Ashland Community and Technical College is accepting applications for spring bi-term classes that start March 11 and end May 5.

Minford showing students Kindness matters


MINFORD- Kids from grades K-12 spent last week spreading positivity through their 6th annual Kindness Week. Students across all three schools were busy coming up with ways to show kind acts, not only to students, but their community as well.

NB school board meets, recognizes volunteers


At its regular monthly meeting for January, the New Boston Board of Education:

Rio Grande holding mural contest for local artists


University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College is seeking imaginative painters to craft a stunning mural that encapsulates the essence of Rio. This is a part of an inaugural mural competition that kicked off this month.

ACTC medical information technology student thrives in internship with Pathways Inc.


ASHLAND, KY – On top of the instruction students receive in their classes and book work, ACTC strives to provide hands-on learning through internships and real-world experiences on the job site within its technical programs.

Wheelersburg takes home the Mock Trial trophy


WHEELERSBURG- Of all school clubs and activities, one of the hardest to prepare for is the well-known and respected mock trial competition. Early in the school year, students receive an example case between two parties and they form teams to compete in a legal system against other schools. Students are expected to learn the basics of law and presentation, while studying the supplied case. After months of students getting into character as witnesses and student attorneys preparing for anything and everything that could happen in a trial, they go against another team and see which school has dedicated the most time to learning the case inside and out. It takes hours and hours of memorization, coming up with strategies and planned responses, and more.


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