Manual PTSA and students received awards at District PTA banquet

Our amazing President, Robin Weiss, got a good workout last night at the 15th District PTA Awards Banquet handing out $33,000 in scholarships to students; including Manual seniors Dacia Berry, Jordyn Gibson and Sam Riddick; and accepting awards on behalf of our PTSA. We received awards for College Conference and Membership (once again, the largest … Read moreManual PTSA and students received awards at District PTA banquet

Producers Scholarship Applications due March 1

The Producers is the parent organization for YPAS. Each year, The Producers awards nine $1,500 scholarships for college expenses, and one additional $500 to one of the scholarship recipients. Any current YPAS senior can apply who Plans to major in a performing arts-related field in college (performance, technical or production, performing arts education); and Demonstrates … Read moreProducers Scholarship Applications due March 1

SOPHOMORES/JUNIORS: Applications Open for Governor School for the Arts

Good afternoon students (10th and 11th grades) and families! The much anticipated Governor’s School for the Arts application is scheduled for availability on Wednesday, Oct. 3rd.  As you eagerly await the opportunity to complete an application or two(!!), you may go ahead and browse the website and familiarize yourself with the important dates and especially … Read moreSOPHOMORES/JUNIORS: Applications Open for Governor School for the Arts

SENIORS: Deadlines Soon for Some Great Scholarships

Seniors, some top scholarships have fast-approaching deadlines:  Wells Scholars Program at Indiana University – Monday, 9/10 Robertson Scholars Program at Duke and UNC – Chapel Hill – Monday, 9/10 Jefferson Scholars – University of Virginia – 10/10 Application materials for these extraordinary scholarships must be provided to Mr. Robinson by 2:30 on the due date … Read moreSENIORS: Deadlines Soon for Some Great Scholarships

Debaters Prevail Against KHSSL & Score Big With Wyatt Wilson Scholarships

Debate Team Year End Picnic

submitted by Leslie King and Erica Cooper, Debate Coach

duPont Manual Debaters Prevail in Grievance against Kentucky High School Speech League (KHSSL) over State Tournament Seeding and Bracketing Errors; Debate Club Scores Big with Wyatt Wilson Scholarships

Led by team captains Ria Jain and Mark Raj, five students, five parents, and sponsor/coach Erica Cooper presented and spoke on Saturday, April 21, in Elizabethtown about the grievance filed by duPont Manual High School against the KHSSL, giving students a chance to put their debate skills to use in a real-life experience. The outcome was a unanimous decision by the KHSSL Board of Directors to award dual championship awards to the debate divisions with seeding and bracketing errors discovered by our students at the state championship. Because of the efforts of our school’s debate club members, students from all over the state of Kentucky will receive trophies and National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) points that they did not receive at the conclusion of the state championships. Due to the corrections, duPont Manual Debate Club is proud to announce two new state champion wins:

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