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Education Awards Honor Covington Leaders, Educators, Students

The Excellence in Education Awards presented Thursday by the Northern Kentucky Education Council and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce bestowed honors on Covington leaders, educators, schools, and students.

The event was held at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington and featured Governor Steve Beshear and his wife, Jane, who were also honored with awards. 

Covington Independent Public Schools Superintendent Lynda Jackson was surprised with the Robert J. Storer and Toyota Business/Education Award. This award honors individuals for bringing businesses into schools and forming partnerships that are beneficial to students.

Angie Turnick, an English teacher at Holmes High School, won a Golden Apple Award. She was one of twelve teachers from Northern Kentucky recognized for making a significant impact on their students’ education and personal development.

Holmes senior Alea Cardenas received the “Against All Odds Award.’’ This award went to one student who was recognized for overcoming obstacles to achieve academic success. Alea received a moving standing ovation and personal congratulations from Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear.

Several schools were recognized with a Gold Standard B.E.S.T. Partnership award: Sixth District Elementary (Gateway Community & Technical College), James E. Biggs Early Learning Center (C-Forward), Kenton County Schools (Skyline Chili, PNC Bank, and State Farm Insurance), St. Augustine School (PNC Bank), and Latonia Elementary (Thomas College).

Covington business owner Brent Cooper (C-Forward) was awarded the A.D. Albright Community/Business Leader Award.

Information from Covington Independent Public Schools and the Northern Kentucky Education Council

Photo: via Covington Independent Public Schools

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