Mayor and Council to Recognize 2014 Scholars

Mayor Kemp

At last night’s City Council meeting, Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp and City Council celebrated the accomplishments of this year’s top 12 Mayor’s Scholars.  These students represent the best essay writers from among some 175 submissions from the three Christian County public middle schools. 

Through the district-wide competition, the students have earned Chamber gift certificates redeemable at over 100 participating local businesses – $25 for those essays judged 2nd through 12th place and $50 for the 1st place essay.  Students have been recognized at their respective schools and will also be congratulated at a School Board meeting.

Scholars Release

To be named a Mayor’s Scholar, students must have a 2.5 GPA, maintain a 95% attendance rate, and attend a Christian County Public Schools middle school.  Eligible students submitting an essay outlining their future education and career goals were named Mayor’s Scholars last week and are invited to attend a day-long field trip to Murray State University main campus on March 25. In total, sixty scholars were named this year. 

Mayor Kemp launched the Mayor’s Scholars program in at North Drive Middle School in 2011 as part of the Partners in Education project.  The scholars program was expanded last year to include all three public middle schools.  

For more information about the Mayor’s Scholars program, please contact Nikki Radford at or (270) 890-0215.  To learn more about your business or organization serving as a Partner in Education, please contact Workforce/Education Development Coordinator Lanita Ballard at or (270) 885-9096.

Scholars Release
Scholars Release