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Ballard students' art accepted into Yeiser show, open through Jan. 31
Ballard Memorial High School senior Sydney Brooking is shown here with her artwork, “Harvey,” which earned a place at the Yeiser Art Center’s Teen Spirit Art Contest this year. Two other BMHs students also had works accepted into the show, junior Brittnee Allee and freshman Grant Dunning. The exhibit will be on display at the center’s gallery at 200 Broadway in Paducah through Jan. 31.  
BCMS wins District Governor's Cup, will compete in regionals on Jan. 31
The Ballard County Middle School Governor’s Cup team was named District 1 champion at the Jan. 17 competition at Hickman County High. The team will compete at regionals on Jan. 31 at Paducah Middle School. The group took first place overall, first place in quick recall, and third place in future problem solving. 
BMHS places second at District Governor's Cup, will compete in regionals on Feb. 14
The Ballard Memorial High School Governor’s Cup team placed second overall in the Jan. 24 district competition at Mayfield High School. They will compete in the Regional Governor’s Cup on Feb. 14 at McCracken County High School. 
Baseball standout Chandler signs with Illinois college
Ballard Memorial High School senior Lee Chandler signed an offer to play baseball for Olney (Ill.) Central Community College on Jan. 26 at BMHS.  
Plumbers and Steamfitters make donation to welding program
Local 184 of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union out of Paducah brought a $2,000 donation to the welding program at Ballard County Career and Technical Center on Jan. 23.  
BMHS, BCCTC earn statewide PEAK award for outstanding effort
The Kentucky School Boards Association presented Ballard County Schools’ officials with the
Public Education Achieves in Kentucky (PEAK) Award on Dec. 2, following a tour of Ballard County Memorial High School/Career and Technical Center.
KSBA established the PEAK Award in 1997 to focus statewide attention on outstanding public school efforts aimed at enhancing student learning skills and, in doing so, to promote the positive impact of public elementary and secondary education in Kentucky. Ballard Memorial and the Career and Technical Center earned the PEAK Award for the changes they have made in the past three years to make its students successful, post graduation.  
Ballard volleyball player named to All-State first team
Senior volleyball player Elizabeth Goodin recently was honored as one of only nine girls in the entire state of Kentucky to earn the 2014 Kentucky Volleyball Coaches’ Association First Team All-State (Class A) honor. 
Eight BMHS players selected for All WK Football Conference team
Eight Ballard Memorial High School students have been recognized as some of the best football players in the area, and have been selected for the All-West Kentucky Football Conference team. 
All competing Ballard students qualify for state STLP
All 18 students from Ballard County schools who competed in the Student Technology Leadership Program regional competition at Murray State University on Nov. 7 have qualified for state competition. 
Ballard Middle, Ballard Memorial students selected for National Choir
Ballard County Middle school student Colton Baker and Ballard Memorial High School student Michaela Nutt have been selected for the biannual National ACDA Honor Choir. According to Ballard Choir Director Samantha Veal, this is the first time anyone from Ballard has been accepted to participate in this event. 
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