John Hendricks wins state KHEAA essay contest, earns honor for LCHS
By Jim Turner

Posted on October 7, 2017 11:36 PM

Logan County High School junior John Hendricks is the winner of the 2017 KHEAA Promote Your School scholarship essay contest, KHEAA announced in the lead story of its College Connection newsletter’s September edition.

He earned a $500 scholarship and the opportunity for LCHS to be featured in future college planning materials published by KHEAA.

KHEAA stands for Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. It was created to help high school students to prepare for an finance college in the commonwealth.

Hendricks is the son of Joe and Kaye Hendricks if Russellville. He is a standout in Cougar cross country and distance running in track. He won a statewide contest earlier this year sponsored by Optimist International, and he was the Lewisburg Bank August Male Athlete of the Month at LCHS.

His essay addressed the topic of how education makes a stronger community.

“A high quality educational system creates a population of problem solvers, independent thinkers, goal-oriented workers and team players,” Hendricks wrote.

KHEAA reports that one judge said that the essay used analogy and a strong vocabulary “to logically build the case for education and its positive impact on a community.”

Hendricks was presented a certificate at LCHS by KHEAA staff. Principal Caycee Spears also accepted a certificate honoring Logan as the Kentucky 2018 Model School, which will be featured in upcoming college planning materials.

This is the 15th year of the contest. It was open to all rising Kentucky high school juniors and offered a choice of our essay topics.

Hendricks and other LCHS students will participate in a photo shoot at LCHS. The pictures will be used by KHEAA in free college planning guides for high school students, as well as posters, brochures and other publications.


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