Ballard Memorial High School observed its 70th commencement exercises on May 13. The Class of 2022 ended with 73 graduates.
The valedictorians were Carson Buchanan, Wendy Burnley, Dustin Howle, and Jacob Miller. Salutatorian was Abby Boulton. There were two additional honor graduates: David Ezekiel Meinschein and Colton Sullenger.
Photos of the honor graduates, and full lists of Scholarship and Awards days are attached at the bottom of the story.
Ballard Memorial High School junior Cole Owens has been selected to participate in the prestigious Governor’s Scholars Program. This year, over 2,000 applications were submitted, from which approximately 1,000 students will attend on one of three Kentucky college campuses.
Summer school credit recovery sessions for students at Ballard Memorial High School who failed an English or math class will begin Tuesday, May 31, and tentatively will end on Thursday, June 23. Summer school will run from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday the first week, and Monday-Thursday the following three weeks. Breakfast/lunch will be provided, as well as bus transportation (if needed).
The Ballard County Board of Education is seeking applications for appointment to represent District 1. The vacancy was created upon the resignation of 14-year board member Karen Hensley at the group’s April 18 regular meeting. Applicants must file an application (attached on webpage) with the board, a letter of intent affirming the applicant meets the eligibility requirements (signed by the County Clerk), and a transcript showing educational completion by 4 p.m. on May 13.