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Academic achievement: Powers graduates from UK

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Stephen Michael Powers, son of Dawn (McDonald) and Fred Powers, Jr. of Versailles and formerly of Owenton, graduated magna cum laude Dec, 16, 2011 from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor of arts in secondary mathematics education with a minor in history.  After receiving a presidential scholarship and attending Georgetown College to play baseball, Powers transferred to UK to pursue a mathematics education degree.  He made the dean’s list four of his five semesters at UK with a 4.0 GPA his last semester.  Powers was recognized as one of the top students in UK’s math education program and awarded a $7,000 scholarship from the Women on Philanthropy organization with $1,000 of the award intended for his use in setting up a philanthropic project in his hometown of Versailles.  He was accepted into UK’s Masters with Initial Certification Program for the spring 2012 semester and plans to graduate with his masters in education in December 2012.  Powers is the grandson of Linda Webster of New Liberty, Bob Webster of Owenton, the late Charles McDonald of Monterey and the late Fred and Mildred Powers of Carrollton.