The Mission of Hopkins County Schools is to educate, empower and inspire every child to reach their highest potential and be a continual learner.
The Madisonville North Hopkins Lady Maroons softball team was presented with a #TeamHopkins Game Changer Award during the Monday, July 17, Board of Education meeting. The Lady Maroons won the 2017 KHSAA Softball State Tournament Championship last month. The coach is Shannon Peyton and assistant coaches are Scott Miller, Tim Davis and Casey Castile. Congratulations to everyone for this awesome accomplishment of winning the school's first softball State Championship!
The Mary Florence Long Scholarship was presented for the first time to three graduates from Hopkins County Central High School. The Board of Education honored recipients on June 5. Each student received a $2,000 scholarship. Scholarship recipients are Mya DeHay, Chase French and Abigail Foster. Congratulations to the winners! Mrs. Long, who died in February 2008, specified that part of her estate would be used to provide scholarships for Hopkins County Central High School graduates. Her husband, Raymond Long, was a teacher at St. Charles for about nine years and the family lived in Mortons Gap. We honor and recognize Mrs. Long for making this generous decision that will benefit local students for years to come. Anyone who is considering setting up a similar scholarship fund is welcome to contact district administrators for more information.
Hunter Scott and Hans Niestrath, Madisonville North Hopkins JROTC students, led the Pledge of Allegiance during Monday’s Board of Education meeting. Hans has accepted an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and Hunter has accepted an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. Both have been awarded full scholarships to these prestigious schools. The value of each scholarship is estimated at more than $300,000. Upon graduation, Hunter will serve as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, and Hans will serve as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy.