By HOLLI MELTON
City of Henderson Administrative Intern
HENDERSON, KY, January 16, 2019— A short ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon to announce that Henderson County Schools and the Henderson County Public Library have partnered together to host a year-long celebration of 150 years of public education in Henderson County.
Mayor Steve Austin spoke about how important the Henderson County school system is to the City of Henderson and discussed his support for all that the schools do for the youth.
“We are proud of you in Henderson” he began. “If a student wants to learn, Henderson County Schools is the place to go.”
Mayor Austin issued a proclamation about the Henderson County Schools Sesquicentennial on behalf of both the City and Henderson County Fiscal Court.
“The celebration in 2019 is an acknowledgement of a 150-year legacy of community betterment and should involve not only the schools of the Henderson County district but also is deserving of the entire community’s admiration and support,” Austin read.
Henderson County Schools Superintendent Marganna Stanley echoed the Mayor’s remarks by encouraging everyone in the community to take part in this commemoration.
“We want the celebration of 150 years of Henderson County Schools in 2019 to not only involve our schools but the entire Henderson community.” Stanley said. “We want local churches and groups, and members of the community to bring in artifacts that demonstrate their partnerships with our school system over the last 150 years.”
Those who wish to submit Henderson County public education artifacts, photos, and memorabilia items beginning with the year 1869 are asked to bring them to the Henderson County Public Library starting Jan. 16 through the end of March.
A list of activities to commemorate the year-long celebration will be posted on the Henderson County Schools district website.