Ballard Memorial High School News
District-wide on-site counseling services up and running
An on-site counseling service operated through Mountain Comprehensive Care Center of Morehead, Ky., is now in operation at Ballard County Schools.
The services are offered at no charge to the district, and will take any student insurance coverage for the care. If a student is not currently insured, MCCC also will help the family secure appropriate insurance coverage.
 
BMHS academic team takes second place in district Governor's Cup
The Ballard Memorial High School academic team took second place overall in the District Governor’s Cup tournament, held at BMHS on Jan. 30. The team also won the meet’s sportsmanship award.
The quick recall team finished second, and several students also placed in the top five individually; all of those will compete at the regional level on Feb. 20 at Graves County High School.
 
Ballard seniors earn OSHA 10 certification
Last November, Ballard Memorial high school seniors enrolled in the school’s welding, industrial maintenance, and agriculture classes were given the opportunity to take an Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety class that offered a chance at industry certification. In January, 37 of those students received those certifications. 
FBLA member Thompson designs logo for state shirt
Students in Future Business Leaders of America chapters across Kentucky were asked to submit designs for the t-shirts that will be sold at the state convention April 18-20 in Louisville. This design, created by Ballard Memorial High School student Johnathan Thompson, was chosen to be the state FBLA t-shirt for 2016. 
BMHS art students paint windows at West Paducah post office
Students in Jennifer Bittner’s advanced art classes (visual arts II, III and IV) at Ballard Memorial High School were invited by West Paducah Postmaster Shelly Stigall to paint the building’s windows for the holidays.  
BMHS students qualify for state technology competition
A number of students from Ballard Memorial High School recently traveled to Murray State University for competition in the state Student Technology Leadership Program, and three groups qualified for state competition in Lexington on April 22. 
HOSA students donate toys, cash, to Family Focus Christmas assistance program
Members of the Health Occupations Students of America at Ballard Memorial High School are shown here presenting the 63 toys and cash they collected for the Family Focus Christmas assistance program to Director Kelly Wray at the group’s Nov. 24 meeting.  
FBLA members participate in November activities
In the first photo, students in Future Business Leaders of America at Ballard Memorial High School collected items for Operation Christmas Child and completed 32 boxes to be sent.  
Band takes 13th place at state competition
The Ballard Memorial Band of Pride made its seventh consecutive trip to state competition on Nov. 1, and came away with a 13th-place finish in Class 1A.  
Ballard percussion takes first, band takes second place in class at Hopkinsville competition
Again, for the last two weeks, the Ballard Memorial High School Band of Pride has brought home trophies from a regional band competition.  
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