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Elementary Student of the Month Awards

 Hickman County Elementary School recently recognized its Students of the Month for February.  The character trait emphasized in February was Show Respect to Myself and Others.  To correlate with Black History Month, students are shown with research projects completed by HCES fifth and sixth grade students regarding famous African-Americans and their achievements.


First grade students selected as Hickman County Elementary’s Students of the Month for February are Tucker Byassee (left) and Quesean Wilmurth.   Tucker and Quesean are shown with Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play major league baseball.   Robinson broke the race barrier for all professional sports when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.  During his career, Robinson was named Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player, led the Dodgers to a World Series title, and was named to baseball’s Hall of Fame after his retirement.



HCES preschool Students of the Month for February as chosen by teachers are shown with Mae Jemison, an engineer, physician and NASA astronaut. Jemison became the first African-American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992.   With Jemison are HCES preschool Students of the Month (from left) Peyton Moon, Wyatt Willett, Owen Crump, Kenedy Allen, Kalieann Taber, and Brandon Fitzgerald.



Primary Students of the Month for February are shown with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   King is well-known for his peaceful protests regarding civil rights, and in particular for his “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C., in 1963.   Primary students selected by teachers include: front row, from left, Lukas Ellegood, Maddie Kate Workman, Hunter Shadowens, Colton Cross, and Katelynn Dodge; back row, from left, Aleeya Fontano, Anna Clark, Lawson Hardy, and Rachel Perry.



Intermediate Students of the Month for February are pictured with Garrett Morgan, an African American and native Kentuckian famous for many inventions, including the traffic light and gas mask.   Intermediate students honored in February include: front row, from left, Kyleigh Sanders, Kenzie Crumble, Jerrek Alexander, Kylie Hurt, and Jacob Mann; back row, from left, Elijah Summers, Clayton Gilliland, Brooklyn Kennedy, Marquan Alexander, and Lilly Kimbell.