Regional Educators Awards and Scholarship Program

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Education is for improving the lives of others and for
leaving your community and world better than you found it.
  - Marian Wright Edelman

West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Regional Educators Awards and Scholarship Program honors educators who have gone beyond their daily responsibilities and played a tremendous role in the shaping of education in our region. Specifically, the award program seeks to: 

  • Recognize outstanding contributions to prekindergarten, kindergarten, elementary and secondary education as well as the advancement of understanding and support for continued education
  • Honor the vital role all our educators, administrators and supporters play in education.

the five winners of last year's awards and the college president“The Regional Educators Awards and Scholarship Program is a small gesture that provides important recognition to a few of the countless educators who work tirelessly on behalf of all their students in our region,” said WKCTC President Anton Reece. “We know we have great secondary partners throughout our region who do what they do because they love it and not for recognition, but we feel they should be recognized because of the vital role they play.”

A special committee of individuals, from inside and outside the profession, who are familiar with criteria for evaluation of the services in secondary education, will make the recommended selections.

In conjunction with the awards program, a scholarship for WKCTC students studying to become educators has been established to encourage and assist our region's future education professionals. Funded by program sponsors and private donors, four Future Educators scholarships of $500 each have been awarded to date.

One administrator (district or local guidance counselor or building administrator) award, two faculty awards, (one for faculty teaching Pre-K through 5th grade and one for faculty teaching 6th grade through 12th grade) and one Unsung Hero staff award (district or local other than administrator or faculty) will be recognized on March 7, 2019 in the Clemens Fine Arts Center.

Nominees must complete an application (below) in support of their nomination. That application will need to be turned in online or mailed no later than 11:59 pm on Friday, January 25, 2019.


All downloaded forms can be printed and sent by the deadline to:

West Kentucky Community and Technical College
Attn: Vice President of Academic Affairs
P.O. Box 7380
Paducah, KY 42002-7380


Interested in contributing to the scholarship fund or serving as a sponsor for the 2019 Regional Educators Awards and Scholarship Program? Contacting Lee Emmons at or 270-534-3084. Event sponsors will be featured in program publications.