The Harlan Fiscal Court recognized several area students during a meeting on Tuesday, including the Harlan County Community Problem Solving team and two outstanding Harlan High School students.
“We always like to celebrate the accomplishments of our own,” Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley said. “Here at the fiscal court meetings in the last couple of years, we’ve been able to do that.”
Mosley stated the court has recently recognized a woman who — while nine months pregnant — climbed to the top of a mobile home to give a man CPR. The court has also recognized a woman who gave a man CPR in the Walmart parking lot.
“Today, we get to celebrate the accomplishments of some wonderful students and student athletes,” Mosley said.
Mosley called the members of the Harlan County Community Problem Solving Team and their coach Ginger Rice in front of the court to be recognized.
“This group has done some spectacular things,” Mosley said. “Last year the Community Problem Solving Team did very well…this year they have won the Governor’s Cup Community Problem Solving competition and now will advance on to the international competition in Iowa in June.”
Mosley said the group was responsible for the Our Story Festival which took place earlier in the year as well as tackling some real community problems.
“They identified some things that were needed in the community,” Mosley said. “You may have seen the new signs indicating where Camp Blanton is located, that came from them. You’ve seen the signs around town talking about the first industry in Harlan County…They did that. We’re very proud of them and wish them the best of luck in June.”
Mosley then read a proclamation congratulating team members Jordan Nicole Blevins, Breezy Epperson, Natalie Middleton, Chelsea Caldwell and Jadyn Hughes for their first-place finish in the Governor’s Cup Competition.
“Congratulations to all of you,” Mosley said.
Rice spoke on behalf of the team.
“We want to thank you for this honor,” Rice said. “These girls actually did this work on their own, they went out in the community and looked for problems and they put a real-world solution in place.”
Mosley then moved on to the next proclamation.
“Jordan Brock is one of the most outstanding female basketball players I’ve ever seen,” Mosley said. “She’s a great student at Harlan High School…and an exceptional young lady.”
Mosley said Brock recently received the Donna L.J. Murphy award.
Mosley read a proclamation recognizing Brock for her performance as a student and athlete at Harlan High School.
The court also recognized Harlan High School student Noah Busroe.
“He (Busroe) carried home an award that’s very familiar to a lot of us in Harlan County, the Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones Award,” Mosley said. “We’re very proud of you, good job.”
Mosley read a proclamation recognizing Busroe for his athletic and academic accomplishments.
“Congratulation to all of you,” Mosley told the group. “We’re exceptionally proud of every single one of you…and look forward to what you’re going to continue to accomplish.”
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