Beacon’s Best

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Russell High School Beacon’s Best

Sara VanBeneden

Sara VanBeneden is an excellent student who is involved in both the Health Sciences Program and the Business & Marketing Pathway.  She is an active member of HOSA and Future Business Leaders of America. Sara plans to attend the University of Kentucky to major in Nursing. After completing all the required courses in our Health Science pathway, Sara completed the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant capstone course as a Junior and passed her certification exam through the National Healthcareer Association. She is now a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant and has the opportunity to work as a Medical Assistant in various areas in the healthcare field.  As a senior, she is presently taking a second capstone course, Phlebotomy/EKG, and has the opportunity to certify in both of those areas as well.  She works at The Mill in Ashland.  In her free time, you will find her catching rays, making waves, and wakeboarding on Grayson Lake. Sara is a top-notch student and a great person. We are proud that she is part of RHS. 

Russell Area Technology Center Beacon’s Best

Jaden Skeens

Jaden Skeens-Senior at Russell High School and at RATC is pursuing a pathway in Business, Management & Entrepreneurship. Jaden has branched out and took courses in Medical Terminology and Emergency Procedures. Jaden is active in a variety of clubs and activities.

Greenup County High School Beacon’s Best

Cambria Burke

Senior, Cambria Burke, will be a 2024 graduate of GCHS in May.  She carries a 4.0 GPA and has taken eight dual enrollment classes.  She will almost be a sophomore when she enters college because of the credits she has earned.  Although she has not decided where she wants to go to college, she is planning to major in pre-pharmacy or pre-med with intentions to go into dermatology.  Cambria has not yet gotten any scholarships, but she will be applying for as many as possible.  When asked about her favorite high school memory, Cambria said, “Winning my last EKC Girl’s  Golf Tournament, which was this season.  That was a great feeling!”  She is the daughter of Doug Burke of South Shore and Michelle Boggs of South Shore.  Congratulations, Cambria!  Greenup County High School is very proud of you, and we pray you have a blessed, successful life!

GCHS Area Technology Center Beacon’s Best

Hunter Alexander

Hunter Alexander is a Senior at Greenup County ATC and a wonderful young man!  Hunter is truly a leader in our Manufacturing Program/Welding Pathway with Mr. Mulkey.   Hunter is actively enrolled in two of our Welding courses, both of which he is taking for dual credit through Ashland Community and Technical College.  Successful completion of these courses with ACTC will make him PostSecondary Ready when he graduates.  Hunter is also working to earn several Welding certifications this year, which will make him Career Ready upon graduation as well.  Hunter is a leader among his peers and serves as a mentor in the training of our less experienced welding students.  He also has earned specialty training on several pieces of equipment in our Weld Shop and can assist Mr. Mulkey with cutting tasks that are needed regularly.  We are super proud of Hunter and the fine young man he has become!  We look forward to watching him soar into his future and make a difference in our local community!  Way to go, Hunter!!!