Two Knox students get names on highway road signs

Photo by Michaela Miller  Zachary Dixon and family pose for a group photo at his sign unveiling, reading “Home of the 2014 4-H Barrel Racing Champion.” Pictured left to right are: Cearnel Wilburn, Georgia Wilburn, Keith Wilburn, Jill Wilburn, Melissa Corey, Zachary Dixon and Jim Stewart.
Photo by Michaela Miller
Zachary Dixon and family pose for a group photo at his sign unveiling, reading “Home of the 2014 4-H Barrel Racing Champion.” Pictured left to right are: Cearnel Wilburn, Georgia Wilburn, Keith Wilburn, Jill Wilburn, Melissa Corey, Zachary Dixon and Jim Stewart.
Photo by Michaela Miller  Emmleigh Bargo and family pose for a group photo at her sign unveiling, reading “Home of the 2014 U.S.T.A. National Champion.” Pictured left to right are: Pam Bargo, Mike Bargo, Bandon Bargo, Emmaleigh Bargo and Jim Stewart.
Photo by Michaela Miller
Emmleigh Bargo and family pose for a group photo at her sign unveiling, reading “Home of the 2014 U.S.T.A. National Champion.” Pictured left to right are: Pam Bargo, Mike Bargo, Bandon Bargo, Emmaleigh Bargo and Jim Stewart.

by Michaela Miller

There will be some new signs on 25-E as of Tuesday morning with the names of two Knox county students.

Zachary Dixon, sophomore at Knox Central High school and son of Jill and Keith Wilburn and Emmaleigh Bargo, fifth grade student at Barbourville City and daughter of Michael and Pamela Bargo achieved accomplishments worth showcasing for the world to see. The students got to unveil their road sign’s Tuesday that will be placed at the Knox-Bell and Knox- Laurel lines.

The signs will honor their incredible achievements they have made in the past year.

“I’m so excited about it,” said Emmaleigh Bargo when commenting about getting her name on the sign. Bargo’s excellent accomplishment was bringing home the 2014 U.S.T.A National Trampoline Championship award.

Bargo is currently a gymnast and All-Star cheerleader at Triple Crown Elite gym in Barbourville. She has been a competitive gymnast for one year and an All-Star cheerleader for three.

Her family and coaches were beaming with pride at the sign unveiling and commented on how she had worked really hard to achieve it.

Zachary Dixon also had an unveiling and it wasn’t his first time around. Dixon also had a sign honoring him placed on 25-E last year, and he made another incredible accomplishment this year.

Dixon brought home the 2014 4-H Barrel Racing Championship award for the second time in a row. He finished first out of 59 racers from counties across the state with a winning time of 15.974 seconds.

“I’ve been racing ever since I can remember, I actually don’t even remember starting,” said Dixon. Dixon has been racing since he was eight years old and competed in his first barrel racing competition at the Knox County Fair in 2008.

Both students have already made incredible accomplishments at such a young age and are representing the community well and making Knox County proud to be their home.