Special to The Mountain Advocate
It was a night of recognition at the Knox County School Board’s November meeting.
Lynn Camp Schools Robotics team received certificates in recognition of successfully hosting the second annual Battle for the Bluegrass competition.
Sarah Vaughn, a member of Knox County HOSA, was honored for designing this year’s HOSA state pin for Kentucky.
Eddie Campbell was presented with a plaque to commemorate his position as semi-finalist for Teacher of the Year.
And Frank Shelton, Knox County Public Schools Director of School and Community Relations, was recognized for receiving a KSPA’s Sweepstakes award. Knox County was one of only two counties in Kentucky that received an award for all four submissions sent to the KSPA competition.
Other topics covered at the November meeting were:
• The board agreed to begin advertising for bids concerning chemical service for athletic fields.
• Board members approved a field trip to Costa Rica in June 2016. However, Board Member Gordon Hinkle warned parents and staff to keep an eye on warning advisories issued by the State Department.
• Construction for a new security guard station at Knox Central High School was approved. The building will be constructed with left-over bricks from a previous project. The project will be completed in house.