No school enjoys a more loyal and proud body of alumni than Holmes High School. The alumni contribute significantly to our city, state and nation. The Covington Education Foundation will honor five outstanding graduates at its annual Hall of Honors celebration on October 9. We will highlight each nominee in the coming days.
Our next honoree is Joyce Baker. She is a 1971 graduate of Holmes who then went on to earn a bachelor of science degree at Eastern Kentucky University and later a master’s in education at Northern Kentucky University.
After graduating from Eastern she was hired by Covington Schools in 1975 as a physical education teacher. She received numerous awards for teaching before retiring in 2011.
She served a four-year term on the Covington school board from 2013-2016 and has been a member of the Covington Education Foundation board since 2009.
One of her most prestigious roles began in September, when she was installed as the Worthy Grand Matron for the Kentucky Jurisdiction of the Order of the Eastern Star.