Campbellsville High School teacher Lauren Bennett received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Feb. 10.
Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.
Bennett received the certified Change Award.
The awards are given based upon six elements, which spell the word Eagles. They include Encouraging and exhibiting Attitudes of Greatness, while Leading with high Expectations to Success.
CHS Principal Weston Jones nominated Bennett for the honor.
On her nomination form, Jones wrote that Bennett has made a tremendous impact on CHS students, in the classroom and through extracurricular activities and clubs.
At the beginning of the school year, Bennett became the CHS Beta Club sponsor.
“Mrs. Bennett had a vision and has worked tirelessly to grow and improve CHS Beta,” Jones wrote.
“The words ‘mediocre’ or ‘average’ are not in Mrs. Bennett’s vocabulary and she has spent countless hours making sure CHS Beta members had all the means necessary to be successful at local and state conventions.”
Jones wrote that Bennett’s hard work helped guide Beta students to place in the Top 5 in 12 categories at the Kentucky Beta convention, with the opportunity to advance to the national convention.
Bennett also sponsors the CHS Drama Club, which presented a Christmas play last school year and will present a production this spring.
“Mrs. Bennett does an outstanding job of developing relationships with her students at CHS and can be found in the classroom conducting many hands-on activities with her students in science classes.”
Bennett said she is humbled to receive the award, and she believes many employees go above and beyond to help Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students.
She began teaching at CHS in August 2016.
Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors Campbellsville High School teacher Lauren Bennett with the certified Change Award.