Saturday, April 22, 2000


Fort Thomas schools seek planning volunteers
        FORT THOMAS — The Fort Thomas Board of Education seeks volunteers to participate in “strategic planning” for the school district's future.

        An information meeting about the planning process will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Highlands High School resource center.

        Areas of planning include technology, scientific equipment, alternative funding sources and creating a safe school environment.

        Interested volunteers can call Lee McGinley for more information at 781-3333, ext. 142.

Holmes High students win honors, scholarships
        COVINGTON — Members of the Holmes High Family, Career and Community Leaders of America club brought home honors and scholarships from the annual FCCLA meeting.

        The chapter won the Silver Honor Roll Award, which recognizes the students' involvement in school and community projects. Club members Laura Rinehart, Faith Girdler and Courtney Perry accepted the award.

        Faith Girdler won a $1,000 scholarship to the Kentucky college of her choice to major in family and consumer science. Courtney Perry was elected 2000-2001 State FCCLA treasurer.

        FCCLA is a vocational student organization with a focus on the family. Chapter advisers are Jennifer Adams, Mary Alice Parrish and Sandy Norvell.

NKU's first president to be honored at dinner
        HIGHLAND HEIGHTS — W. Frank Steely, Northern Kentucky University's first president, will be honored at a retirement dinner May 2.

        Dr. Steely served as NKU president from 1969 to 1975. After his presidency, Dr. Steely re mained at the university as a history professor. He's retiring from the faculty this year.

        The dinner will be at 6:15 p.m. in the University Center. Tickets are $20. Information, 572-5534.

NewCath, St. Henry offer sports camps in summer
        Two area Catholic high schools will offer sports camps this summer.

        At Newport Central Catholic:

        • Girls volleyball camp, June 13 to 16, for grades 6 through 8. Cost is $50. Forms available at school office or call 655-3351.

        • Boys and girls basketball camp, June 5 to 9 and June 12 to 16, for students in grades 3 through 8.

        Cost, $50. Register by May and get $5 off. Call Tom Potter at the NewCath athletic office, 655-3351.

        At St. Henry District High in Erlanger:

        • Boys basketball camp, June 5 to 8 for grades 1 through 9. Cost is $50. Registration deadline is May 26. Call Dave Faust at 525-0255 for information.

        • Girls soccer camp, June 5 to 9 for grades 3 through 8. Cost is $50. Registration deadline is May 15. Call Mike Apgar at 283-5042 for information.

        • Diving camp, Saturdays starting May 13 for all girls ages 6 to 15. Cost is $45. Camp will be held at University of Cincinnati's Lawrence Hall. Registration deadline is May 10. Call Connie Raabe at 282-7198 or Lynn Lussi at 341-1535 for information.

        • Girls volleyball camp, June 12 to 15, for grades 3 through 8. Cost is $45. Registration deadline is early May. Call Maureen Kaiser at 525-0255 for information.

        Education Notes are compiled by Andrea Tortora, education reporter at The Kentucky Enquirer. Contact her with news items at 578-5577, by fax at 578-5565, or by e-mail at



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