REGIONAL HONOR - Kathy Thweatt, a science teacher at Fulton City High School, was among educators from Western Kentucky honored last week at the inaugural Regional Educators Awards and Scholarship Program at West Kentucky Community and Technical College. Thweatt was a finalist for the Distinguished Faculty (6th-12th grade) Award.
According to the WKCTC website, the awards andscholarship program was established in August 2017 to recognize pre-kindergarten through high school educators, administrators and staff members who have gone beyond their daily responsibilities and have worked tirelessly on behalf of students, parents and the community in WKCTC's service region, which includes Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall, McCracken, Livingston and Lyon counties in Kentucky and Alexander, Hardin, Massac, Pope, and Pulaski counties in Illinois.
More than 40 faculty, staff, and administrators were nominated by students, parents, community members, and colleagues. Each nominee was then asked to submit an application. Twenty-eight applications were then reviewed by a selection committee made up of educators, business and community leaders who selected two finalists and a winner in each of four categories.
Special recognition was also given by WKCTC President Reece to Patricia Greer, Marshall County High principal; Trent Lovett, Marshall County School District superintendent; Dianne Owen, Four Rivers Foundation director; and Donna L. Wear, Commonwealth Middle College principal.