PRESTONSBURG – Floyd County Superintendent Dr. Henry Webb has announced that two schools in the district are Regional High Attendance Day winners: Allen Central High School and John M. Stumbo Middle School. High Attendance Day was a statewide competition held on Tuesday, September 20.
Allen Central High School’s attendance on September 20 was 98.12 percent. ACHS competes in the Small High School category.
Stumbo’s attendance that day was 100 percent in the middle school. Stumbo competes in the Small Middle School category.
The region consists of Floyd County, Pike County, Pikeville Independent, Johnson County, Magoffin County and Martin County.
The competition for the highest average student attendance for the day included all public schools in Kentucky. The Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel (KDPP) sponsors the statewide competition, highlighting the importance of school attendance. A cash prize of $500 is awarded to winners in each category, (elementary, middle school and high school).
“We want kids to be in school more so they will have more opportunities to learn and to be academically successful. Stumbo Elementary has a history of winning this competition in our area and they’ve had the highest average attendance for our district for several years at the middle and the elementary levels,” Webb commented. “The board team and I are proud to see Allen Central High School and John M. Stumbo Elementary as regional winners.”