WBK0’s “Poppy” made his second trip to Russellville this fall, this time recognizing Russellville Junior/Senior High School with Poppy’s Leadership Award. Poppy was welcomed with a school-wide assembly showcasing student achievement.
The assembly included recognition of students on the Principal’s List, Golden Panthers (students with straight As, no absences, and no disciplinary referrals), students of the month, and outstanding athletes Tacorian Darden (district and regional football athlete of the year) and Desmon Quarles (Total Fitness athlete of the week). The event also included performances by the RHS Cheerleaders and the RHS Marching Panthers (who placed 7th in the state during their competition season).
Poppy’s Leadership Award is sponsored by Bowling Green attorney Flora Templeton Stuart and recognizes schools who have empowered students to lead, learn, excel, and serve their community. Any school in south central Kentucky can be nominated for the award by showing that they are empowering their students to lead by reaching their full potential in academics, sports, arts, and community service.
Superintendents, principals, teachers, and full-time staff can nominate their school or school group throughout the year. WBKO selects nominated schools for voting by viewers. The school with the most votes wins Poppy’s Leadership Award and is featured on AM Kentucky. Winning schools are entered in a Grand Prize Drawing at the end of the contest period. The selected school will receive a $2,000 check to be used to promote leadership activities and/or “Leader in Me” initiatives and programs.
Stevenson Elementary School also won a Poppy’s Leadership Award earlier in the school year after a competition with Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary School in Bowling Green.