Tri-State elementary principal receives award

Friday morning, a Webster County elementary school principal was honored with a special award from the state department and the Kentucky No Kid Hungry & Dairy Alliance.

Kids at Sebree Elementary gathered as Principal Dawn Forker received the Leadership Statewide Championship Award for School Breakfast.

Forker said it was such an honor.

Forker said around 92% of kids at Sebree Elementary eat school breakfast.


KY School Staff Goes Extra Mile To Serve Kids Breakfast

School staffers in the Commonwealth are being recognized for their creative efforts to feed more kids a nutritious breakfast each school day. Lashonda Cooper, a cafeteria manager at Simons Middle School in Fleming County, received a "Rising Star Award" in the Kentucky School Breakfast Challenge, a statewide contest run by Feeding Kentucky and the Dairy Alliance.

Cooper coordinates ways to give kids more opportunities to eat breakfast at school by offering a "second chance" option, served later in the morning, after classes have started. She said it helps students who can't get to school in time for an early-morning breakfast, or who aren't hungry when they arrive. "I don't think hardly any kids get breakfast at home nowadays," she said. "If it's anything, they're grabbing it at a fast food, you know, on their way here."