PRESTONSBURG – Floyd County Superintendent Dr. Henry Webb has announced that over 1,000 team members gathered at the Mountain Arts Center (MAC) in Prestonsburg to kick off the 2016-2017 school year earlier in the week.
“Our team is what makes opening day at the MAC so special,” said Webb. “We honored our retirees and shared some laughs with our speaker, Judy Carter. Our outstanding Allen Central High Army JROTC presented the colors; Grant Shelton, a senior at South Floyd, led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance and senior Erick Robinson from Allen Central High School played a wonderful rendition of the National Anthem on guitar.
“One of the highlights of our event was the announcement of our first Floyd County Fred Award winner. The Fred Award is named in honor of Fred Shea, the subject of Mark Sanborn’s book, The Fred Factor. This award is one that the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) presents annually and since we knew we have so many “Freds” in Floyd County we decided to present the award here as well,. A Fred Award nominee is someone who makes a difference and cares about people, who transforms moments into memories and leads by example. Our first Fred is Vonetta Hancock. Vonetta is part of our team that works at the Renaissance Learning Center. While there’s many wonderful things to say about Vonetta, one of our kids said it best – ‘Vonetta is like a movie; she’s a classic and just keeps getting better.’
“We want to thank Clayton Case and the wonderful staff members at the MAC for all their assistance in making our event such a success. We also want to thank the Prestonsburg Police Department, the Floyd County Emergency and Rescue Squad and Mayor Les Stapleton for all of their assistance with traffic. We appreciate their time and efforts in making us safe.
“We’re excited about our kids coming back and we’re doing everything we can to make this the best year yet. We want to encourage our family and community members to get involved with one of our schools in your area. With your help, we can be the best for our kids.”