Ballard Memorial High School News
BMHS art students benefit from MSU grant
Students in Jennifer Bittner’s visual art III class at Ballard Memorial High School recently got a chance to work with some college and professional printmakers. Meghan O'Connor, Middle Tennessee State University printmaking professor, had taught a workshop on relief printing to undergraduate printmaking students at Murray State University. That class came about through MSU’s Quality Enhancement Plan grant program, which funds experiential learning for MSU students, and included an agreement to teach in the surrounding communities. 
Ballard percussion takes first, band takes third place in class at Graves invitational
For the second time in as many weeks, the Ballard Memorial High School Band of Pride brought home trophies from a regional band competition. The percussion section earned first place in Class A at the Sept. 26 Screamin’ Eagle Marching Invitational at Graves County High School. The entire band earned third place overall in Class A.  
Ballard FFA receives environmental grant from national organization
The Ballard Memorial FFA chapter has been awarded a $2,000 grant from the National FFA Organization's Living to Serve: Environmental Grant program. The chapter has developed a year-long service-learning project to meet a local environmental need. The LTS grants are provided through funding from national transportation company CSX and global health care company Bayer, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. 
Students get 'first-hand' look at Civil War
Local Civil War re-enactor Mike Pinchot visited Scott Carlson’s U.S. history classes at Ballard Memorial High School this week. He brought many of his own items to show students. 
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. 
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