KERMIT – At a regular meeting of the Mingo County Board of Education (BOE), board members presented Kermit PK-8 with a plaque for outstanding school and community partnerships.
The plaque was presented during the portion of the BOE meeting allotted for the BOE to take time out for applause and recognition.
Board member Robert Starr stated, “This is probably our favorite part of any school board meeting. This is where we get to recognize our employees and students that have done outstanding jobs. It is a pleasure to do that in front of so many people.”
Assistant Superintendent of Mingo County Schools, Paula Hinkle- Brown presented the award.
Hinkle- Brown stated, “ I have worked with Mrs. Starr for several years….These are some of the things that I can list that have occurred within the last two years here at Kermit… You have parent workshops, you have a football team this year, and you have baseball… You have all that involvement. You have a 4H Club and an active PTO. You have Able Christian Family Help. They have academic go- getters and the list goes on and on. It is an honor that I give this plague.”
Principal Starr stepped forward to accept the plague stating, “Thank you so much. I would like for our staff to stand. I am receiving this plaque on behalf of administration, staff, students, and business partners… It is a collaborative effort of all of us. Our parents, community, our business partners and the dedication that I see every day… As a principal, I want everyone to know that I appreciate you. Everything we do is for our children. Children come first here. Everything you see here, this is how it is all the time. We always celebrate our children.”
Applause erupted throughout the room as the Kermit PK-8 staff stood in recognition.
The next regular meeting of the BOE will be held April 19 at 5 p.m.