muhl boeGREENVILLE, Ky. (7/30/19) — Muhlenberg County Board of Education members recognized some of the best of the best during the July 25 meeting at Felix E. Martin Jr. Hall in Greenville.

There were 18 retirees for the 2018-19 school year recognized during the meeting as well as exceptional student accomplishments.

Students were recognized from their participation in the recent state Future Farmers of America convention including Lexie Miller for receiving a $5,000 grant for her greenhouse project from the Shark Tank Entrepreneurship contest; Austin Randolph, who took first place in the Turf and Lawn Impromptu Speaking competition; the Muhlenberg County Horse Judging Team, which took first place including team members Hannah Croft, Chloe Rickard, Hannah Travis and Justin Lynn.

Three graduating seniors were recognized for earning their state FFA degree — Haley Cornette, Alleson Short and Sam Benton, who was also selected the FFA vice president. He was one of 21 candidates from across the state running for the office.

The board also recognized the county’s FFA teachers for their successes — Jay McElwain, Scott Cronin, Kirsten Oates and Derrick Benton.

The Kentucky Association of School Administrators 2019 Fred Award winner Angela Shoemaker was also recognized. To read more about Shoemaker, click HERE.

Board action taken during the meeting included amending Superintendent Robbie Davis’s contract and the 2019-20 salary schedule for school employees; approval of county agencies agreements with the school system for the school resource officer; entering into an agreement with Freeman, Mathis and Gary Law Firm for special education and ADA/FMLA legal services; and, entering an agreement with the Western Kentucky University Confucius Institute for placement of a Chinese language teacher at Muhlenberg North Middle School for the upcoming academic year.

The following video reflects the entire board proceedings:

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director
Video by Muhlenberg County Schools

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