Ballard Memorial High School News
BMHS, BCCTC earn statewide PEAK award for outstanding effort
The Kentucky School Boards Association presented Ballard County Schools’ officials with the
Public Education Achieves in Kentucky (PEAK) Award on Dec. 2, following a tour of Ballard County Memorial High School/Career and Technical Center.
KSBA established the PEAK Award in 1997 to focus statewide attention on outstanding public school efforts aimed at enhancing student learning skills and, in doing so, to promote the positive impact of public elementary and secondary education in Kentucky. Ballard Memorial and the Career and Technical Center earned the PEAK Award for the changes they have made in the past three years to make its students successful, post graduation.  
Ballard volleyball player named to All-State first team
Senior volleyball player Elizabeth Goodin recently was honored as one of only nine girls in the entire state of Kentucky to earn the 2014 Kentucky Volleyball Coaches’ Association First Team All-State (Class A) honor. 
All competing Ballard students qualify for state STLP
All 18 students from Ballard County schools who competed in the Student Technology Leadership Program regional competition at Murray State University on Nov. 7 have qualified for state competition. 
Ballard Middle, Ballard Memorial students selected for National Choir
Ballard County Middle school student Colton Baker and Ballard Memorial High School student Michaela Nutt have been selected for the biannual National ACDA Honor Choir. According to Ballard Choir Director Samantha Veal, this is the first time anyone from Ballard has been accepted to participate in this event. 
Eight BMHS players selected for All WK Football Conference team
Eight Ballard Memorial High School students have been recognized as some of the best football players in the area, and have been selected for the All-West Kentucky Football Conference team. 
Ballard Middle, Ballard Memorial students selected for All-State choirs
These Ballard County Middle and Ballard Memorial High school students represented their schools at All State Choir event in Bowling Green recently. 
HOSA members attend state leadership conference
Officers of the Ballard Memorial chapter of Health Occupations Students of America attended the organization’s leadership conference Oct. 25-27 in Louisville. In addition, Ballard’s two state officers, Kentucky HOSA President Clayton Walker and Parliamentarian Trent Taylor lead sessions throughout the weekend.  
Wilson talks about ag careers
Wendy Wilson of Davis Brothers Farms (standing) visited students at Ballard County Career and Technical School last week to talk about careers in agriculture-related businesses.  
State team visits BCCTC to view accomplishments
A delegation from the state’s Technology Centers That Work group visited Ballard County Career and Technical School on Oct. 15 to see for themselves what the school is doing to produce such great college- and career ready students.
Ballard students selected for 1st District Honors Choir
Several Ballard Memorial High and Ballard County Middle School students were selected by audition for this year’s 1st District Honor Choir on Sept. 30 at Marshall County High School.  
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