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February Board Recognition

United States Presidential Scholars Program

MCHS senior, Greyson Cox was selected as a candidate for the United States Presidential Scholars Program. Students for this program are chosen based on their accomplishment in several areas including academic, artistic success, leadership, and involvement in their school and community. Approximately 500 candidates are named semifinalists and their names and supporting materials are sent to the Commission for review.In April, the White House Commission will review the applications of the semifinalists and the finalists will be selected. Annually, up to 161 students are name as Presidential Scholars - one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.Created in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program has honored almost 7,000 of the nation's top-performing students; with the prestigious award given to honorees during the annual ceremony that is held in D.C. The program was expanded in 1979 to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, literary, and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields.Congratulations Greyson on this remarkable achievement!

All-State Soccer                                                                                       Nick Pannell

The Kentucky Boys' Soccer Coaches Association announced its All-State Teams for the 2016 season.Three students from Montgomery County High School were selected for All-State Soccer.Congratulations to the following players:

Brantley Dice

Honorable Mention

Brogan Dice

Honorable Mention

Zach Hill

1st Team All-State

Zach Hill, Brantley Dice, Coach Nick Pannell, and Brogan Dice


All-State Chorus                                                                                       Ashely Tyree

The following students began the nerve wracking KMEA All-State Chorus audition process in September of 2016.  After the auditions were over it was revealed that Montgomery County High School students had the highest scores in KMEA District 8, which includes schools from Mt. Sterling to Maysville, Ashland and Stanton and all 24 school districts in that area.  They all represented MCHS in spectacular fashion at the three day KMEA All-State Event in Louisville February 8-11, 2017.  Congratulations to the following MCHS Choir members:

Micaiah Bishop

Allen Reed

Emily Spradling

Peyton Garrison

Savannah Sain

Victoria Toy

Park Poulos

Tristina Salmon

Roman Wood

All-State Chorus Members

Microsoft Office Specialist Qualifiers                                                    Angela Barker

The Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship presented by Certiport Inc. is a competition that tests students’ skills in Microsoft Office Excel, Word and PowerPoint (2013 and 2016). Most of the training and testing takes place in Angela Barker’s Advanced Computer Applications class at the Montgomery Co. ATC. Top students will be invited to represent Kentucky at the U.S. National Championship, held in Orlando, FL in June 2017. When the students take an exam in Excel, Word or PowerPoint (2013 or 2016), students are automatically entered to qualify and compete. According to Mrs. Barker -Montgomery Co. ATC currently has 14 students that are entirely MOS certified (passing three exams) and 61 students that are MOS certified in Excel 2013 at this time and will be taking the other two exams this spring. There were two students that received a perfect score of 1,000 in Excel 2013.Congratulations to Kelcie Cooper and Ben Rose! However, Kelcie Cooper won the qualifier with a faster time and will be representing Montgomery Co. ATC as the fall qualifier in Excel 2013 this June in Orlando, FL.Participants who outperform their peers to qualify for the National Championship generally have perfect or near-perfect exam scores and completion times well below the allotted examination time of 50 minutes.

Kelcie Cooper

Ben Rose

Microsoft Office Specialist Qualifier - Kelcie Cooper


McNabb Middle Wrestling                                                                     Aaron Breeck

Recently the McNabb Wrestling team had two members who individually qualified for the 2017 Kentucky Middle School State Wrestling Tournament.Aaron Breeck is the Head Coach for the team.Congratulations to the following wrestling team members:

Devin Johnson

190 lbs. Weight Class 3rd Place in State

Dylan Wray

130 lbs. Weight Class State Competitor

McNabb Middle School Wrestler - Dylan Wray


Spelling Bee School Champions                                                             School Administrators

The school spelling bees were recently held in the district, with third through eighth grade students to determine each school champion. Each school champion has qualified to go on to the Final Local Spelling Bee.University of Kentucky will host the local bee, The Scripps National Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 4th in the Kincaid Auditorium at Gatton College of Business and Economics.Congratulations to the Spelling Bee School Champions:

Landon Duke 3rd Grader at Camargo

Emily Vice 6th Grader at MCIS

Corbin Pellegrinelli 4th Grader at Mapleton

Makayla Garcia 8th Grader at McNabb

Dylan Kincaid 4th Grader at MSE


Spelling Bee School Champions - Emily Vice, Dylan Kincaid, Corbin Pellegrinelli, and Landon Duke

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