Rust receives Outstanding Student Award


By Amy Luttrell



Highland County Exceptional Achievement Award winners are pictured (front row, from left)Hayley Lovett, Kathryn Brunck; Khrisdee Ernst and Becky Allen; (back row, from left) Lori Newman; Codi Hatten; Janis Bennington; Kelly Churchwright, Office for Exceptional Children; Becky Sink; and Melanie Chance. Not pictured is Staci Bales.


Shown at the Region 14/Hopewell Center 33rd annual Exceptional Achievement Award Recognition Ceremony at the Hillsboro Elementary School are Kelly Churchwright, Office for Exceptional Children; Ron Rudduck, District 10 State Board of Education; Megan Rust, Highland County Outstanding Student; Kaci Compton, field representative for U.S. Representative Brad Wenstrup; and James Smith, superintendent of the Hillsboro City School District.


Individuals from Highland County were honored recently at the Region 14/Hopewell Center 33rd annual Exceptional Achievement Award Recognition Ceremony at Hillsboro Elementary in Highland County.

Exceptional Achievement Award recipients were cited for services they have provided this past school year to ensure students with disabilities achieve personal, social or academic goals of the highest standards. This award is a unique recognition since it is granted to a limited number of individuals from throughout the five counties that Region 14/Hopewell serves and is provided by both parents and educators.

The Exceptional Achievement Award Winners for Highland County are: Becky Allen, Staci Bales, Janis Bennington, Kathryn Brunck, Melanie Chance, Khrisdee Ernst, Codi Hatten, Hayley Lovett, Lori Newman and Becky Sink.

Megan Rust, a student in the Hillsboro City School District was honored as the Outstanding Student Award recipient for Highland County. She was nominated in the area of extracurricular activity achievement. Rust was named the overall Outstanding Student Award Winner for the Region and will be recognized for her achievements at a state ceremony to be held in June in Columbus. The outstanding student is selected by special education administrators and acknowledges the achievements of school-age children and youth with disabilities.

Submitted by Amy Luttrell, Region 14/Hopewell.

Highland County Exceptional Achievement Award winners are pictured (front row, from left)Hayley Lovett, Kathryn Brunck; Khrisdee Ernst and Becky Allen; (back row, from left) Lori Newman; Codi Hatten; Janis Bennington; Kelly Churchwright, Office for Exceptional Children; Becky Sink; and Melanie Chance. Not pictured is Staci Bales.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_Achievement-pic-1.jpgHighland County Exceptional Achievement Award winners are pictured (front row, from left)Hayley Lovett, Kathryn Brunck; Khrisdee Ernst and Becky Allen; (back row, from left) Lori Newman; Codi Hatten; Janis Bennington; Kelly Churchwright, Office for Exceptional Children; Becky Sink; and Melanie Chance. Not pictured is Staci Bales.

Shown at the Region 14/Hopewell Center 33rd annual Exceptional Achievement Award Recognition Ceremony at the Hillsboro Elementary School are Kelly Churchwright, Office for Exceptional Children; Ron Rudduck, District 10 State Board of Education; Megan Rust, Highland County Outstanding Student; Kaci Compton, field representative for U.S. Representative Brad Wenstrup; and James Smith, superintendent of the Hillsboro City School District.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_Achievement-pic-2.jpgShown at the Region 14/Hopewell Center 33rd annual Exceptional Achievement Award Recognition Ceremony at the Hillsboro Elementary School are Kelly Churchwright, Office for Exceptional Children; Ron Rudduck, District 10 State Board of Education; Megan Rust, Highland County Outstanding Student; Kaci Compton, field representative for U.S. Representative Brad Wenstrup; and James Smith, superintendent of the Hillsboro City School District.

By Amy Luttrell

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