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→
Nick Carpenter, BCHS Class of 2016, received the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service Governor’s 2016 Youth Award. The awards recognize individuals who have met a community need in an innovative and/or effective manner. Nominees should demonstrate an ethic of service, compassion and/or and a nature to inspire others to serve.
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.
Congratulations to Berea Community High School 2016 Prom King and Queen – Porter Libby and Della Walters! 1st Runners Up Shyiem Alexander and Ally Maynard; 2nd Runners Up Cain Lady and Katriel Huff; 3rd Runners Up Jayson Smith and Emma White.
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→
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→
Berea Community School will be starting on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.
The schools will be starting at the following times:
• Elementary –7:40 am to 2:25pm for students
• Middle/High School –8:20 am to 3:10pm for students
During these hours, expect higher volumes of traffic near the following intersections: Jefferson/Ellipse, Pirate Parkway/Ellipse, and KY Hwy 595/Ellipse.
KY HWY 595/Ellipse street will have a lot of Pedestrians crossing the intersection, as well as students on bikes.
Police are asking everyone that travels these areas to be careful, and have patience during school times. They are also asking that everyone be aware of the speed limits at school zones, and please don’t text and drive.