DUE TO HEAVY SNOWS IN WESTERN KENTUCKY...WIDESPREAD 6 TO 12 INCH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS HAVE HAULTED AREA TRAVEL. ISOLATED 15 INCH AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED. DRIFTS UP TO A FOOT AND A HALF HAVE ALSO BEEN REPORTED. THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM SITUATION AND TRAVEL SHOULD BE AVOIDED IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. (National Weather Service)

JacobScottWebster County resident Jacob Scott was recently selected as the WKCTC February Student of the Month.PADUCAH, Ky. (3/31/14) – Webster County native Jacob Scott has been playing basketball since he was a young boy, and basketball was one of the reasons he came to West Kentucky Community and Technical College in fall 2012.

But basketball isn't the only thing that's important to Scott when it comes to his education.

Making good grades, being involved in student events and organizations, and being a positive role model for his fellow students are high on his priority list as well.

These attributes are just a few of the reasons Scott was recently selected as the WKCTC Student of the Month for February.

"When I read my email that I was awarded this prize, it was an extremely great day! No matter where I go from here in my life, I want to help others succeed and do better in life and it starts by leading by example," said Scott. "I was so honored because in receiving it, I hope I did my job at my stay at WKCTC."

The Student of the Month program is designed to recognize the accomplishments of students on campus. Individuals selected must be currently enrolled at WKCTC and have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Students are nominated on the basis of exceptional performance, personal attributes, academic excellence and active participation in various student organizational activities.

Scott, 20, is a WKCTC sophomore working toward his Associate in Arts degree. He plans to transfer to a four-year university to obtain a degree in speech pathology.

Over the past two years, Scott has served in various leadership roles both on campus and in the community. He currently serves at the treasurer and secretary of the Student Government Association and has been an essential part of the West Kentucky Stars basketball team earning a place on this year's All-Tournament team. Scott volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, participates in local read programs, and performs skits at local libraries for young children.

"Jacob is the epitome of why this award was created," said Dr. Belinda Dalton-Russell, WKCTC vice president of student development. "He demonstrates a strong respect for others and an acceptance of responsibility for his success and actions. He plays an integral part of shaping the world around him through character, education and academic achievement," Dalton-Russell said.

One quote Scott loves to say to himself is "you never get a second first impression," and "I hope I have left a great mark here at WKCTC."

Student of the Month winners receive $100, a certificate of excellence, recognition on the WKCTC Facebook page, campus announcements and Web site. Winners are also recognized by Pepsi MidAmerica, acknowledged in the Paducah Sun, and will receive one free month's supply of their favorite Pepsi product.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Tammy Thompson

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

springhour

Most Read This Week

March 02, 2015 9385

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
February 25, 2015 8726

Multi-Agency Investigation Nets Large-Scale Meth…

in Top News For All Sites by Trooper Stu Recke
February 25, 2015 6425

New Asian Restaurant Coming to Madisonville

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
March 03, 2015 5662

Three Arrested during Traffic Stop

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
February 25, 2015 4406

Local Man Makes Unique Display from Area’s…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 02, 2015 3693

HCSO, MPD Join to Bust Alleged Drug Trafficking…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office

Most Read This Month

February 12, 2015

UPDATE: Name of Pennyrile Fatality Officially…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
February 16, 2015

UPDATE: State of Emergency Declared for Kentucky

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Stories Trending Today

March 05, 2015 3689

State of Emergency Declared for Hopkins County

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Leslie Curneal
March 03, 2015 2629

Superintendent: Spring Break Won't be Touched…

in Hopkins News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 05, 2015 2272

UPDATE: I-24 Open Between 50-45 MM

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Keith Todd
March 04, 2015 1628

Highway Crews Dealing with Landsides in…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Keith Todd
March 04, 2015 1441

KSP Warns of Old Scam Resurfacing in the Post 2…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper S. C. Recke
March 05, 2015 1220

Deep Snowfall Stalls Western Kentucky

in Top News For All Sites by SurfKY News
March 04, 2015 1174

Adamson Chosen as Madisonville MSU Campus’…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 04, 2015 1163

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - March 4, 2015

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
March 04, 2015 1127

Muhlenberg County Educator Inducted into Kentucky…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by WKU News
March 04, 2015 931

Mental Health Services Expanded at Western…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Steve Beshear