In a new effort being undertaken by Trigg County Public Schools, the Kentucky School Boards Association and others, current and former students of local schools are being urged to recall the experiences they enjoyed as students and to share how those positive experiences have helped shape their lives.

Participants can go online to Dy76YkrNRdF8 to find the forms for the new statewide Telling Our Story Kentucky campaign that seeks to highlight the success stories of the state’s public schools.

A link to the project is also under the “news & announcements” section on the Trigg County Public Schools website at

“They just kind of want to highlight what public schools can do for communities,” explained Sarah Elliott, the local school system’s community education coordinator and secretary to Trigg County Superintendent Bill Thorpe, of the intent of the project.

Elliott said the project’s organizers are seeking information about students’ participation in the school system’s ag programs, for example, in early childhood, in engineering and in numerous others.

They want to know how being a part of these efforts has impacted success in their lives.

Staff, parents and community members also are invited to take part in the campaign.

The information will be shared throughout the year on the school system’s website and social media pages, and the social media-based campaign is using #tellingourstoryky to show the positive impact of public schools across the state, according to a Trigg County Public Schools press release.

Participants’ stories could also be featured on the state website and social media.

Elliott noted that so many students and alumni of the local school system have gone on to be exceptional parts of the community.

“We are so proud of all of our students, alumni and staff, and we want to recognize all that they offer to our community,” she said.

“We’d like to be able to tell their story, how Trigg County schools have affected them and what they’ve been able to achieve because of what happened while they were at our school.”

The statewide effort is a project of the Kentucky Association of Educational Cooperatives, the Kentucky Association of School Administrators, the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents and the Kentucky School Boards Association.

It is being implemented in all of the state’s 171 public school districts and is seeking stories about the positive impact those public districts have had on their local communities.

For more information about the campaign, call Elliott at 270-522-6075.

Reach Tonya S. Grace at 270-887-3240 or

Reach Tonya S. Grace at 270-887-3240 or

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