Kentucky New Era
Fort Campbell, KY | November 20, 2013
The best and brightest of Christian, Trigg, Todd and Caldwell counties gathered Tuesday at Hopkinsville Community College to be recognized as Academic All-Stars.
"With so much competition among schools on the athletic level, it is sometimes easy to ignore and lose sight of the core purpose of our schools — academics and preparing students for their next step in life," said Taylor Hayes, publisher of the Kentucky New Era, which organizes the annual competition with the Rotary Club.
"Recognizing academic performance and achievement should never be taken for granted." Through the program, there were individual nominations for 43 eighth-graders from 11 middle schools and 59 high school seniors from eight high schools. The nominations were broken down into 12 divisions, four identical disciplines each at the high school and middle school levels with four additional disciplines for the high schoolers.