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Honors abound at recent school board meeting

The Jessamine County School Board meeting was filled with badges and honors on Monday night.

Sam Wade, president of the Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers presented Principal Eric Sowers and School Resource Officer Clint Newton, both from The Providence School, with awards of merit. Sowers was finalists for Administrator of the Year and Newton was a finalist for SRO of the Year at the 2017 Kentucky Law Enforcement and Schools Conference.

Officer Kevin Grimes with the Nicholasville Police was recognized for being honored as D.A.R.E Officer of the Year at the 2017 Kentucky Law Enforcement and Schools Conference at the beginning of the summer.

Chief Barry Waldrop with the Nicholasville Police Department, Sheriff Kevin Corman with the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office and Chief William Craig with the Wilmore Police Department each accepted trophies from the Jessamine County School Board for their ongoing partnership and support of Jessamine County Schools.

A group of eight educators were also recognized for their work with #KyGoDigital an initiative from the Kentucky Department of Education to equip educators throughout the state with the tools and knowledge they need to effectively incorporate technology into their classrooms.

On June 12 2016, the group of educators from Jessamine County Schools traveled across the state assisting the Kentucky Department of Education in conducting trainings for the #KyGoDigital initiative. Over 600 educators from 35 school districts were in attendance at these trainings, including teachers from preschool through high school, as well as principals and central office administrators.

Superintendent Matt Moore, board member Debra Hood, Sheriff Kevin Corman with the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office, chairwoman Amy Day, Chief Barry Waldrop with the Nicholasville Police Department, board member John Branscum, board member Bobby Welch, Chief William Craig with the Wilmore Police Department and board member Hallie Bandy.

Officer Kevin Grimes with the Nicholasville Police Department with his D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year Award.

Superintendent Matt Moore, board member Debra Hood, Sheriff Kevin Corman with the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office, chairwoman Amy Day, Chief Barry Waldrop with the Nicholasville Police Department, board member John Branscum, board member Bobby Welch, Chief William Craig with the Wilmore Police Department and board member Hallie Bandy.