Barren County High School named Project Lead The Way distinguished school

GLASGOW, Ky.-Project Lead The Way is a non-profit organization that serves millions of students and teachers across the nation in science, technology, engineering and math studies and hands-on career readiness. They selected 143 high schools in the nation to receive the Project Lead the Way distinguished school recognition. One of those selected schools is Glasgow’s own Barren County High School

Senior Olivia Crowe said she’s thrilled to be a part of it all.

“I was excited to hear the news. I feel super honored to be part of a program that is able to receive that recognition and be able to help it receive that recognition,” Crowe said.

This national recognition comes from the fact that the school provides broad access to transformative learning environments through Project Lead the Way biomedical science and engineering. Access that instructors like Project Lead The Way biomedical teacher Robert Bauer are glad to provide for the students.

“This award demonstrates our focus and increasing access and increasing engagement in our biomedical programs, and our engineering program as well,” Bauer said.

Bauer said he’s proud of all the achievements the students have made in these courses, as they’re looking at the big picture and preparing for life after school.

“It makes me proud and it makes our school proud to know that project lead the way is inspiring and engaging these students in relative and hands on learning that they can take and make their own and shape and mold that into the successes they’ve been able to have,” Bauer said.

While students and staff alike are proud to get this recognition, Crowe said the proudest moment of all is being a Barren County Trojan.

“I feel super honored to be a part of Barren County. They offer so many opportunities to their students and are all about making new connections and trying new things,” Crowe said.