HI HAT – The Floyd County Chamber of Commerce honored Floyd County high school students who completed the Chamber’s Work Ethics Program earlier in the week.
Thirty-nine high school seniors were recognized during the Floyd County Board of Education board meeting held on Monday at South Floyd High School.
“At the beginning of the school year, all Floyd County seniors are given the opportunity to participate in the Work Ethics program,” Chamber Executive Director Kathy King Allen stated. “Those students who successfully complete the program are awarded a work ethics medallion and are eligible for a scholarship. To complete the program, a student must demonstrate and fulfill the requirements in nine standards throughout the school year.”
Those standards include attendance, punctuality, discipline, achievement, community service, work ethics, dependability, respectfulness and cooperation.
“Once a student completes the program, we hope they have developed habits that will continue with them for the rest of their lives,” added Allen. “We believe that there’s a direct relationship between the work ethics a young person displays in school and their future success. By striving to instill positive work ethics now, we hope to ensure their future as a responsible, productive member of society and our community.”
Each student was presented with a custom chamber work ethics medallion that night and from the students completing the program a random drawing was held for two $250 scholarships. Gabby Mahan of Betsy Layne High School and Kionna Vance of South Floyd Highs School were the recipients of the scholarships.
The following Floyd County students were recognized with Work Ethics Awards – Allen Central High School: Jordan Pack; Betsy Layne High School: Amanda McKinney, Joseph Alex Meade, Kelsey Smith, Deanna Kidd, Casey Rogers, Gabby Mahan, Shantana Hall, Katelyn McKenzie Hall, Katherine Maynard, Sarah Tackett, Sara Case, Grace Tackett, Matt Akers; Prestonsburg High School: Rachel Dakota Collins, Jared Tate Greene, Hannah Little, Dylan Poe, William Salisbury, Sheri Kestner, Danna Slone, Emily Sparks, Olivia Sublett; South Floyd High School: Kionna Vance, Alisha Adams, Alicia Danielle Burke, Justin Cross, Kaetlyn Hall, Tieshia Hall, Timothy Kyle Hall, Aaron Hicks, Arica Nichole Johnson, Nicholas Johnson, Mikayla Little, Crisa Kyra Kidd, Emily Mullins, Jacob Potter, Tyler Preston, Summer Tackett.