Ballard Memorial High School News
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. 
Summer school credit recovery begins June 1; students notified May 28-29
Summer school credit recovery sessions for students at Ballard Memorial High School will begin Monday, June 1, and tentatively will end on Thursday, June 25. Summer school will run Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. There will be a mandatory parent meeting prior to the beginning of classes at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 1. 
BMHS announces Summer Academy elective courses
The following courses are offered for first-time credit through the Ballard Memorial High School Summer Academy. Students who have taken the class previously are not eligible to enroll.  
Bombers are runners-up in school's first-ever All A championship game in Lexington
For the first time in school history, a Ballard County program made it to the state championship game in any All A sport on May 3. The Bomber baseball team fought hard in the Sunday afternoon game against Lexington Christian Academy, but came up one run short in a 4-3 squeaker. 
BMHS baseball player Chandler earns state scholarship
Ballard Memorial High School senior baseball standout Lee Chandler was one of only 32 student-athletes statewide recently selected as regional winners in the Forcht Bank/Kentucky High School Athletics Association CLASS (Citizenship, Leadership, Athletics, Sportsmanship, Scholarship) awards program. 
BMHS student Morehead selected for exclusive Governor's School for the Arts
Ballard Memorial High School sophomore Emily Morehead has been selected to attend the 2015 Governor’s School for the Arts in vocal music at Centre College in Danville. She was one of only 30 chosen from over 500 sophomore and junior applicants from around the state in her art form. 
Cooper earns spot on All-Purchase basketball team
Ballard Memorial High School junior Keagan Cooper was selected for the All-Purchase basketball team this year. Only 10 student-athletes from the region can earn this honor. 
Ballard students visit Frankfort, meet new senator, witness bill signing
Twenty-six students from this year’s sixth-grade Junior Leadership class at Ballard County Middle School were joined by 4H teens and members of the Ballard Memorial High School Student Ambassadors on a trip to Frankfort on March 25.  
Seventeen BMHS HOSA members qualify for national competition
Seventeen members of the Ballard Memorial chapter of Health Occupations Students of America qualified to compete at the national level at the March 14 state leadership conference in Louisville. Another seven qualified to be alternates.  
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