Ballard Memorial High School News
Two students chosen for National FFA Chorus
Shown from left, Ballard Memorial High School FFA members Autumn Dunaway and Patra Caldwell have been selected to sing with the group’s National Chorus at the National FFA Convention in Louisville in late August.  
Band director named First District’s High School Music Teacher of the Year
Heather DiPasquale, band director for Ballard County Middle and Ballard Memorial High schools, was voted by her peers as the 2015 First District Kentucky Music Educators Association Outstanding High School Teacher of the Year. 
Wray qualifies for state All A golf tournament
Ballard Memorial High School senior T.J. Wray qualified for the All A state golf tournament at regional competition held Aug. 14 at Silos Country Club.  
Board of Education recognizes GSP, GSA students at meeting
The Ballard County Board of Education recognized Ballard Memorial High School students chosen for two competitive statewide honors programs at its regular monthly meeting on Aug. 10. One student was chosen for the Governor’s School for the Arts, in the category of vocal music; two were chosen for the Governor’s Scholars Program.  
Morehead named assistant principal at Ballard Memorial High School
Ballard Memorial High School Principal Leslee Davis, in consultation with the school’s site-based decision-making council, has named BMHS science teacher Howie Morehead as its successful candidate for assistant principal. 
BMHS cheerleaders earn superior trophy at UCA camp
Ballard Memorial High School cheerleaders attended UCA camp on July 16-18, and three girls made the All American UCA team. The entire squad also earned the superior trophy for earning all blue ribbons in each division, first place trophy for game day, second place trophy for cheer, and second place trophy for extreme routine. 
Bomber Bash set for Aug. 8; first day of school for students is Aug. 13
The eighth annual “Bomber Back-to-School Bash” will be held Saturday, Aug. 8, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. All students in the district will register for class, receive orientation information at all of Ballard’s schools. (A complete schedule of class orientations follows this story.) 
Davis named principal at BMHS
The Ballard Memorial High School site-based decision-making council has named BMHS Assistant Principal Leslee Davis as its successful candidate for principal.
Davis was named BMHS assistant principal last July. She has worked in Ballard County Schools since 2001, when she began as an English teacher at BMHS. Before being named AP last year, she had been the guidance counselor for three years. Her first full year on the job officially will begin on July 1, 2015.
 
BMHS graduates 106 members of the Class of 2015
Ballard Memorial High School observed its 63rd commencement exercises on May 23, with 106 students crossing the stage in the gymnasium here.
The three valedictorians were Breanna Jones, Elizabeth Goodin and Jade Tilford. The salutatorian was Lindsey Sharer. There were 16 additional honor graduates: Ruby Anderson, Jillian Babb, Haley Bohn, Lee Chandler, Rebekah Hogancamp, Steven McGowan, Caitlyn Meinschein, Brennen Neeley, Jesse Rollins, Dakota Stigall, Kaylee Stover, Emily Sullivan, Trent Taylor, Taylor Whitt, Karley Wray and Megan Zerger. (A document with all honor graduate photos is attached on the following page.)
 
BMHS grads receive over $250,000 in scholarships and awards
Ballard Memorial High School honored its outstanding students at a ceremony held at the school on May 15. Guidance counselor Renee McDermott said that graduating seniors received over $250,000 in local, college and university scholarships. 
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