Students and staff honored veterans, active members of the military, and all First Responders during Heroes Walks at many of our schools. This is always a great opportunity to say “Thank You” for all they have done!
This annual event preceded the Heroes Run in Madisonville on Sept. 7. Several district groups volunteered to help with the Heroes Run, including West Hopkins Beta Club and HOSA, which set out name cards for 9/11 victims, and West Broadway Elementary School, which helped with the First Responder signs. We also had numerous runners and volunteers the night of the event.
Hopkins County Central raised the most for the 9/11 Heroes Run and the Patrick Rudd Project, with a total of $1,816.36. The other two schools recognized for their fundraising efforts were James Madison Middle School and Jesse Stuart Elementary School. Hopkins County Schools raised a total of $5,741.36. In a related program, Character Does Matter mentors gave presentations in seven of our schools. The presentations are offered in partnership with the Travis Manion Foundation.