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University of Louisville Conrad Smart and Rachel Sandman, 2013 Woodford County graduates, both graduated magna cum laude from University of Louisville on May 13, 2017. Rachel, a Grawemeyer Scholar, Woodcock Scholar and University Honors Scholar graduated with a B.S. in molecular biology. Conrad, a James Graham Brown Fellow, Grawemeyer Scholar, Barry Goldwater Scholar, Woodcock Scholar, and University Honors Scholar, graduated with a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics. Conrad gave the commencement address. Both Rachel and Conrad will attend doctoral programs at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., in the fall, Conrad for physics and Rachel in molecular biology. Grantham University Bradford Mann of Versailles recently graduated with an online MBA in information management from Grantham University. University of the Cumberlands During the University of the Cumberlands' 58th annual honors program on April 23, 2017, Kathryn Green of Versailles was recognized for high honors. The following students from Versailles were awarded degrees on May 6, 2017: Mechelle Edwards, who earned a master of arts in education degree; Keith Ford, who earned a master of science degree; and Sarah Rall, who earned a master of arts in education degree. Gatton Academy Benjamin Luckett of Versailles will return to China with his NSLI-Y scholarship this summer. He previously traveled to China during spring break 2016 with a Gatton Academy-WKU Confucius Institute research-intensive program. Luckett is the son of Wendy and Daniel Luckett of Versailles. As a second-year Gatton Academy student, he is currently enrolled in his fourth-level Chinese Flagship course at WKU. Luckett was also recognized during The Gatton Academy's 10th graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Van Meter Hall. Midway University Kristina Thompson, daughter of Mark and Crystal Thompson of Midway, was named to the dean's list at Midway University for the spring 2017 semester. She is double majoring in psychology and biology with a minor in chemistry.

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