KCHS main entrance now features Washington bust

On this 70th anniversary of “D-Day”, it’s appropriate to be recognizing an iconic American soldier, George Washington.  A bust of the former military leader and the first United States President was unveiled at a local high school today.

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Major David Jackson, assistant principal at Knox Central High School, presided over a dedication ceremony for the dedication of a bust of President George Washington at the school.  Maj. Jackson recognized Don Root of the Sons of the American Revolution for his role in bringing the bust to Knox Central.

Maj. Jackson also mentioned the bust was dedicated in honor of the late Arthur “Corky” Jeffries Jr., who was a teacher and the first football coach at Lynn Camp High School.

The bust was designed to represent Washington as a 45-year-old military officer, not in his older presidential years.

Col. Mike Colegrove (retired), a professor at the University of the Cumberlands and a leader in the Sons of the American Revolution, spoke to the group about President Washington.  Many may not know that Maj. General Knox, for whom Knox County was named, served with Washington in the Revolutionary War and in his administration.

The bust of Washington is surrounded by four flags: U.S. Flag, Kentucky Flag, Betsy Ross Flag and the George Washington Flag.

 

Bust of Pres. George Washington

Don Root, representing Sons of the American Revolution, is recognized for his role in making the event possible.
Don Root, representing Sons of the American Revolution, is recognized for his role in making the event possible.
Maj. David Jackson recognizes some of KCHS's top seniors.  The student far left was accepted by both army and navy military academies.  At far right, this young man was valedictorian for the class of 2014.  Two students won the UK Otis Singletary scholarship, the highest scholarship given at UK.  The two young ladies were recognized as co-salutatorians.
Maj. David Jackson recognizes some of KCHS’s top seniors. The student far left was accepted by both army and navy military academies. At far right, this young man was valedictorian for the class of 2014. Two students won the UK Otis Singletary scholarship, the highest scholarship given at UK. The two young ladies were recognized as co-salutatorians.
Col. Mike Colegrove spoke to the crowd about President George Washington.
Col. Mike Colegrove spoke to the crowd about President George Washington.

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