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Young Achievers congratulates outstanding fifth and eighth graders for 2019-20

For the 2019-20 school year,* the Young Achievers program chose a top fifth-grader and eighth-grader from each participating elementary and middle school who served as a positive role model, demonstrated exceptional achievement in a variety of areas, exhibited good citizenship, and maintained satisfactory records of school attendance and scholastic achievement.

Each winner received a Young Achievers gold medallion, T-shirt, and book bag. These students were nominated by their principal, guidance counselor, teacher, or an adult leader. Following are the honorees from Fayette County Public Schools.  


Ashland: Madeline Rose Katz

Athens-Chilesburg: Brinley Christensen

Breckinridge: Gabriel Washington

Cardinal Valley: Cielo Neri Lara

Clays Mill: Henry Cprek

Coventry Oak: Aubrey Roland

Deep Springs: Adrienn Arcure

Dixie Magnet: Kyleigh Curtis

Garden Springs: Lilly Feldman

Garrett Morgan: Addison Glass

Harrison: Zhian Harmon

Julius Marks: Norah Katherine Volland

Lansdowne: Marcus Arnett

Liberty: Cole Craig

Mary Todd: Landon Keith Brown

Maxwell Spanish Immersion: Kadie Eatmon

Meadowthorpe: Ainjini Patra

Millcreek: Aidan James Lane

Russell Cave: Alexander Aguilar

Sandersville: Wyatt Trace Ratliff

Southern: Lucas Salyer

Squires: Brooklynn Simpson

Stonewall: Mory Belle

Tates Creek: Jaxon Subastian

Veterans Park: Bryan Weston Burchfield

Wellington: Rachel Jones

William Wells Brown: Virginia Hanes 

Middle school

Beaumont: Ianna Malanog

Bryan Station: Valeria Culp-Millán

Carter G. Woodson Academy: Preston Chenault

Crawford: Ava Fields and Zoe Fields

Edythe J. Hayes: Eden Anderson

Jessie Clark: Jaxson Howard

Leestown: Sonny Cohen

Lexington Traditional Magnet: Teayla Granville

Morton: Lara Brown

Southern: Avery Kennedy

Tates Creek: Olivia Hardin

Winburn: Jonah Hubert 

Complete photo gallery

Holifield Photography has helped develop the Young Achievers program in Central Kentucky over the past 30 years. To publicize the students’ achievements, Holifield photographs each Lexington participant for a display at Fayette Mall and their local school. For questions, please call (859) 276-2040.

* COVID-19 impact: The Young Achievers list is usually released in late May. Recognition of the school year's Youth Salute honorees was also delayed by the pandemic restrictions; those older students will be announced this fall. 

(Posted July 8, 2020)


Tammy L. Lane, district webmaster
(859) 381-4236