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Rhonda Higgins

Rhonda Higgins
Rhonda Higgins

Rhonda Carol Williamson Higgins, age 78, wife of Melvin Higgins died Monday, October 17, 2016 in Lexington, KY. Mrs. Higgins was born in Middlesboro, KY, to the late Richard Douglas & Nany Leona Dotson Williamson.

She retired from Berea Community Schools after 25 years as the Elementary Librarian. After retirement she spent 9 years as a Realtor with Pennington Realty. She also worked as an Assistant Circulation Librarian at Eastern Continue reading Rhonda Higgins

Cross Country team comes in First place

BCHS
BCHS

The Berea Community Middle School Cross Country team won 1st place for the Boys 3K (3000 meter) and 1st place for the Girls 3K (3000 meter) at the Somerset All Comers Meet.

The Boys team members are Jacob Brewer, Sawyer Bailey, Lincoln Ruuska, Carlton Sears, Eli Deaver Liam, Brewer Ben Little and James Gratton.

The Girls team members are Eliana Saderholm, Siddarthini Wilton, Jillian Whitt, Ella Thomason, Rosa Ramos, China Viars, Elvira Ramos, Catherine Eiselt, Jasmine Abrams and Riley Capillo.

Kristin Eckerle Johnsen Graduates with High Honors

Kristin Eckerle Johnsen
Kristin Eckerle Johnsen

Kristin Eckerle Johnsen will graduate from Eastern Kentucky University on May 13 with a Masters of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She will graduate with high honors and a 4.0 GPA. Kristin was a 2006 graduate of Berea Community High School and was the recipient of the Beverly Hamilton Moran Scholarship. She was a 2010 graduate of Midway college and a 2013 graduate of Indiana Weslyan University. Kristin maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout her high school and college career.

Kristin is the wife of Michael Johnsen, the daughter of Kimberly Kirby of Berea and John Eckerle of Somerset. She is the granddaughter of Elsie Kirby and the late Kenneth Kirby.

BCHS Science Class Mission to Near Space

BCHS Science Teacher Joshua Woodward
BCHS Science Teacher Joshua Woodward

Science Teacher Joshua Woodard 9th grade Honors Integrated Science class at Berea Community High School is designing a project to launch experiments to near space (approximately 120,000 feet) using a high altitude weather balloon. Our 9th grade class is planning the mission, constructing the payload and launch system, running the on-board experiments, and even using the project to learn about force and motion.

Berea is a wonderful community that bridges Appalachia and the Bluegrass. We are a high-needs district with about 65% students receiving free or reduced price lunch. The scale of the project is something the students simply do not see and Continue reading BCHS Science Class Mission to Near Space

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION’S WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S 2015

Walk to End Alzheimers
Walk to End Alzheimers

Hundreds of Bluegrass Regional Area Residents are Raising Critically Needed Awareness and Funds

WHAT: Hundreds of Bluegrass Regional Area residents will unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions at the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. In 2014, the Bluegrass Regional Walk to End Alzheimer’s raised over $43,000 contributing to more than $67 million raised nationwide for care, support and research efforts for Continue reading ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION’S WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S 2015