The school, which began as a two-room schoolhouse more than 150 years ago, now thrives on tradition, parental involvement and community support.
Daviess County Superintendent Owens Saylor said he came to a strong district in 2012, and he has led initiatives that have kept it moving forward.
Murray High School students start their day with a hug at the front door, then enter an atmosphere in which both they and their teachers are held to high standards.
Eminence Independent’s Allen recently was named as president of the Kentucky Association of School Librarians.
Steve Meadows teaches at a school where speech is a curriculum requirement, and he says being able to speak effectively gives students an advantage both in school and beyond.