Ballard Memorial High School News
Freshman volleyball team wins silver bracket at Spikefest
The Ballard Memorial High School freshman volleyball team won their division’s silver bracket at Spikefest competition on Sept. 17 at the Paducah Regional SportsPlex. A dozen teams participated, from Ballard and Carlisle in the west up to Logan and Hancock counties in the east.  
Ballard receives last load of donated steel from Gerdau Steel
Shown from left are BMHS alumnus Colby Foster, Ballard County Career and Technical Center welding instructor Kevin Chatellier, Gerdau Engineering Manager Wayne Armbruster, Gerdau 33-year employee John Wampler. Shipping coordinator Rhonda Morgan is not pictured. The Calvert City site had sponsored BCCTC welding classes for about 6,000 pounds of steel a year for the last 12 years. Armbruster has served on the welding program’s advisory board. The plant employs 130 people, and announced plans Aug. 17 to idle by the end of November. 
Three Ballard FFA teams place sixth or better at Kentucky State Fair
Several members of the Ballard Memorial High School FFA chapter recently competed in events at the Kentucky State Fair. The meats team took first place in the region and fifth place in the state; the agronomy and welding teams took first place in the region, and sixth place in the state. 
Renfrow named to All 'A' Regional Tournament soccer team
Ballard Memorial High School junior Owen Renfrow was named to the Region 1 All “A" tournament soccer team in Murray on Aug. 27. Renfrow plays mid-fielder for the Bombers. 
Solomon gets 200th win
Ballard Memorial High School Head Volleyball Coach Adam Solomon got the 200th win of his career on Aug. 19, when the Lady Bombers defeated Edmonson County 2-1 at the Apollo Summer Slamdown in Owensboro. 
Dowdy qualifies for state All 'A' golf tournament
Ballard Memorial High School junior Austin Dowdy shot a 78 at the All "A" regional tournament held at Silos Golf Club on Aug. 12. Dowdy qualified for and will play in the state All "A" tournament in Somerset on Sept. 10. 
Breakfast, lunch at all schools again free under CEP program
For the third year, students at all Ballard County schools will be eligible to eat breakfast and lunch for free. Morning and midday meals for all Ballard County Schools students again will be free in 2016-17, under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision, according to Ballard Food Service Director Amber Hayes.  
Same name, different face: Brant Veal named choir director at BCMS, BMHS
Ballard County Schools has named Brant Veal as its successful candidate for the position of choir director at Ballard County Middle and Ballard Memorial High schools. 
BMHS graduates 85 members of the Class of 2016
Ballard Memorial High School observed its 64th commencement exercises on May 20 in the gymnasium here. The Class of 2016 ended with 85 graduates. 
Class of 2016 received over $400,000 in scholarships
Ballard Memorial High School honored its outstanding students at a ceremony held at the school on May 16. Guidance counselor Renee McDermott said that graduating seniors received over $400,000 in local, college and university scholarships. 
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