On Friday, May 12th, Taylor County Intermediate School held their KPREP Rally, which awarded students who gave their absolute best effort during KPREP testing.
The rally started with acknowledging 4th grade teacher Tonya Rogers. Mrs. Rogers was this year’s recipient of the Campbellsville University Teacher of Excellence Award. She was assigned a special seat in the gymnasium and watched a presentation that her fellow teachers and students put together for her.
Next, the perfect attendance awards were given out. Pitman Lodge #124 donated two bicycles (one female, one male) for the perfect attendance winners. The names of students who had perfect attendance for the entire year were put into a raffle and the winners were drawn at random. 3rd grader Madysen Osborne and 4th grader Connor Collette won the bicycles!
Two students were also selected as the Writers of the Week bike winners. 5th grader Avery Vaughn was the female winner and 4th grader Elijah Rogers was the male winner.
The Taylor County Archery Team and the Taylor County Cross Country Team were recognized at the rally. This was the first year for the archery team at the intermediate school level. The team is looking for new members for next year! Current 3rd and 4th graders are eligible. The cross-country team is on the lookout for new members as well. At the elementary level, participants run approximately 1 mile. Practice for the cross-country team starts in July.
Lastly, the prizes were given away. Students’ names were put into a raffle for each day they gave their best effort on the KPREP test. Students were able to win one prize and had to be present to win. 130 prizes were given away to students! Mrs. Ann Mattingly with the Family Resource Center helped purchase the prizes. The intermediate school students walked away with all kinds of prizes including tablets, TVs, fishing poles, chairs, inflatables for the pool, bikes, scooters, popcorn machines, Mindcraft Legos, basketballs, UK paraphernalia, bubble blowers, jump ropes, board games, Ifrogz headphones, beach towels, coin counters, gift certificates to local businesses, Louisville Bats tickets, fidget spinners, ice cream makers, backyard games, iPhone Bluetooth speakers, Lexington Legends tickets, a swimming pool, and an xBox One.