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Artwork by BMHS students chosen as logo for Western Kentucky Alliance for a Vibrant Economy coalition Artwork by BMHS students chosen as logo for Western Kentucky Alliance for a Vibrant Economy coalition
Three Ballard Memorial High School students were among 26 from Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton and Hickman counties who submitted artwork for a logo contest. The hand-drawn logo by BMHS was chosen to represent the new four-county Western Kentucky Alliance for a Vibrant Economy (WAVE), and was unveiled at the group’s first major conference, held in October at Columbus-Belmont State Park in Hickman County. 
Ballard students participate in First District Honor Choir Ballard students participate in First District Honor Choir
The following students recently participated in the 45th annual First District Honor Choir held at Paducah Tilghman High School. 
Four Ballard volleyball players named to All-District team Four Ballard volleyball players named to All-District team
Shown from left in the front row are the four Ballard volleyball players who made All-District team this season: McKinsey Laster, Tessa Blankenship, Madison Trusha, and (pink jersey at right) Adriana Worley.  
FBLA members attend Fall Leadership Conference at MSU FBLA members attend Fall Leadership Conference at MSU
Members of the Ballard Memorial High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America visited Murray State for the annual Fall Leadership Conference recently. 
Freshman volleyball team wins silver bracket at Spikefest 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 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 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 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 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 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. 
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