Open vision bar
Lexia Wall of Accomplishment
Lexia Wall Gym of Achievement
Ms. Duvall Retirement
Shop with a Cop all participants
Grinch & Staff
Mrs. Dee Dee and student
Ms. Steenken Christmas gifts
Holiday staff giveaway
FRC & CLC Holiday picture
Sleighbells & Sirens
Mr. Garrison presenting Mr. Maurice with Class Act award
Mr. Garrison
SKOOL AID puppets
Girl Scouts
5th grade readifest
Passport to Covington  family night winners
Galerie Halloween
Galerie Halloween
5th grade payday
5th grade job rewards
4th grade cafeteria Halloween winner
Kenton County Public Library
Skool Aid
Skool Aid
Skool AId
Skool Aid Reynolds
Skool Aid
SKool AId Team Building
4th grade spelling bee champ!
4th grade awards
4th grade
5th grade parade
5th grade graduation
5th grade graduation gifts
5th grade graduation parade
5th grade graduation parade
5th grade food trucks
food truck
building a food truck
1st grade March2
1st grade March
kindergarten reads like a boss 3
kindergarten reads like a boss 2
Kindergarten reads like a boss
playground fun
Buddies
Fun on the swings
Galerie gifts for students
Library small world
Library Bee
FRC books
book case
first grade
1st grade
Mrs. Bricking assisting a student
Mrs. Bricking assisting a student
Back to School
Back to School
Laptop bundle from World Affairs Council
Laptop winners
Principal Brian Walz, Director Of Technology Jamracus White & representatives from World Affairs Council at Laptop distribution day.
Donated Laptops from World Affairs Council
student receives laptop to own
District Technology Director Jamarcus White receives laptops from World Affairs Council
brother and sister
Mr. Dixon sanitizing the bathroom
Ms. Turners class
Mrs. Webbs & Mrs. Propst class
Mr. Winebrenner & Ms. Millson's class
Family
Retirees!
Schoolwork pick up and drop off
Beep Beep! Mrs. Brooks class is ready to learn!
Beep Beep! Mrs. Brooks class is ready to learn!
Kindergarten practicing social distancing
A queen needs to dress properly
A queen needs to dress properly
The Recess Queen
Holiday Buddies
Little Heart Cart
Little Heart Cart
Miss Brown
Dolphins
art is
new students to Sixth District
Welcome

Congratulations Mr. Garrison

Covington Superintendent Alvin Garrison
Honorees laud Elizabethtown schools’ tradition

Ron Brashear feels lucky.

From his family today to his educational foundation from Eliza­bethtown In­de­pendent Schools, “I am old lucky from Kentucky,” he said.“I got here because I have had so many loving hands on me,” he added. Elizabethtown Inde­­pen­dent Schools recognized eight of its graduates, including Bra­shear, Saturday night during its annual Tra­di­tion of  Excellence Alu­mni Awards ceremony. The honorees toured the school Friday and attended a pep rally as part of the festivities.

Brashear graduated in 1980 and works as a corporate manager for AT&T. During his time in school, he said he was a lost and confused student, but teachers helped him not squander his talents.

“I learned that it’s not about where you start or what skin you’re in, it’s all about attitude,” he said during the awards ceremony.

Brashear ended his speech by dedicating his Tradition of Excellence award to his mother, who he said pushed to get him an education.

During Saturday’s celebration, other honorees spoke about how teachers changed their lives and prepared them for future success.

“My experience in Elizabethtown Inde­pen­dent Schools has helped me dream big,” said Alvin Garrison, superintendent of Covington Indepen­dent Public Schools and a 1988 graduate.

EIS superintendent Jon Ballard said award recipients distinguished themselves among tens and thousands of graduates and embodied the district’s motto: A Tradition of Excellence.

“They made a difference in our world,” he said.

Other honorees talked about the lifelong lessons they learned in Elizabethtown classrooms and the opportunities they had.

“I’m appreciative of all the things I got to do here,” said Nancy Bargo Anthony, who graduated in 1968 and is president of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

Anthony recounted how during her time at Elizabethtown, she and her friends started a girls’ tennis team. At the time, the school didn’t have any sports for girls. She went on to play varsity tennis at Vanderbilt.

 
 

Anthony said she’s learned through her work with the community foundation that “schools are incredibly important in communities.”

“I’m really proud of Elizabethtown, Ken­tuc­ky,” she said.

For Hardin County Attorney Jenny Oldham, it’s hard to separate her family from Eliza­beth­town schools. Her parents taught, and she remembers spending time at the high school on weekends while her father graded papers.

“My past is all about this place,” said Oldham, who graduated in 1990.

She also owes her job to a teacher at Eliza­bethtown who connected her with the county attorney.

“E’town High has meant everything to my past, present and future,” she said.

Other recipients this year included Stacy Horn, Edward Mason, Mike Smith and Donna Hogg Terry.

Katherine Knott can be reached at 270-505-1747 or kknott@thenewsenterprise.com.




Back to School News       Print