Flat Lick student is district’s first “high flyer”

Members of the Knox County Board have partnered with Air Evac to honor elementary students that are soaring high in their academic studies and character development.

The new award was introduced during the December 17th meeting of the Knox County Board of Education.

“Building partnerships in our community is a priority for our continued growth and success, so we are pleased to partner with Air Evac to recognize one of our students,” stated Frank Shelton, public relations director for the district.

Matthew Gray, a 5th grade student at Flat Lick Elementary, is the first recipient of the High Flyer Award.   Gray was presented a framed certificate and gift bag from Eddie Arnold, Air Evac representative, during the meeting.

Shelton shared with the audience that Gray’s teachers and coaches say he has made a 180 degree turnaround this school year.

“The faculty says that they are seeing big improvements in his academic performance, behavior and personality,” said Shelton.

School principal Steve Partin states that he sees a confident student who enjoys school and that the entire staff at Flat Lick is very proud of him.

The High Flyer award will be presented at each month’s meeting of the Knox County Board of Education.