Locust Trace News

February 2014

Congratulations to our newly certified Veterinary Assistants!

The Veterinary Assistant Program at Locust Trace had 12 students pass their Approved Veterinary Assistant certification test. This certification is a nationally recognized credential for the veterinary industry, offered by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. Locust Trace is one of 5 high schools in the country to offer this certification. The students that are now proud Approved Veterinary Assistants are:

Alexandra Arnold, Dunbar

Chloe Bardin, Lafayette

Phoebe Crutchfield, Lafayette

Karina Dowd, Tates Creek

Ashtin Gross, Lafayette

Addison Hodges, Lafayette

Taylor Hudson, Dunbar

Morgan Johnson, Lafayette

Lyndsey Mefford, Henry Clay

Keonna Neeley, Dunbar

Hannah Stokley, Lafayette

Sarah Taylor, Lafayette

For more information about the Veterinary Assistant Program at Locust Trace, contact Kathleen Magsam, CVT at . For more information about the NAVTA certification, go to

FFA Alumni Meeting-Tuesday, February 11th 6:30pm (weather permitting)

Meet us in the media center of Locust Trace to discuss scholarships, events and much more! If FCPS evening activities are canceled due to weather, this meeting will be canceled.

Guest Lectures!

The Equine Care and Management class had the pleasure of hearing Mrs. Chelsey Reid, the Director of the Equine Scholars program at Georgetown College speak about equine careers and the necessary education for each. Mrs. Reid also shared with the students the specifics of interview and professional etiquette as it pertains to equine industry employment. These topics included proper dress for an on the farm interview, the importance of thank you notes and following up after an interview, and some skills that are not often found in formal training that will put them a step ahead of their competition. The equine department at Locust Trace is very thankful to have the support from local industry professionals like Mrs. Reid who are willing to come and speak to the classes.

Sean Moore from the Bluegrass Business Development Center spoke to English III students and other business interested students about how to start a small business.

Meet our new addition...

a bull calf was recently born at LT!