The students ranged from fourth through 12th grade and fit one or more of three criteria: they averaged an A or 94 average for the first three nine-week grading periods or five six weeks; they won first place as a “state-national winner,” or they scored a distinguished on their KCCT test.
Mary Ann Lander, who will be retiring in October as the assistant superintendent of curriculum, opened the program by saying she was “so proud to be part of the grand finale.”
“I am a part of Trigg County Schools and retiement will not take that away,” she said. “I will still be a part of Trigg County Schools.”
Lander introduced the program’s speaker, Dr. Shea Godwin Harper. Harper is a Trigg County High School graduate and is head resident at Madisonville’s Trover Hospital. She is due to complete her training in June 2008. Harper told the crowd that education is the “cornerstone in the road to success.” She told students to also not let failure stop them on their way.
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