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State honors local ag teacher

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John Hardin’s Jeremy Hall recognized as 'Outstanding' for community service

By Kelly Cantrall

A John Hardin High School teacher has been recognized for his contributions to the community.

Jeremy Hall, an agriculture teacher and FFA adviser at John Hardin High School, was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year in Community Service by the Kentucky Association of Career and Technical Educators. Hall received the award last week at the association’s annual conference.

Nominees are evaluated by a panel of judges. Hall learned about a month ago he was selected.

Hall’s FFA chapter worked on a variety of service projects in the past year, including a Day of Service, volunteering at Feeding America and assisting with Warm Blessings’ Cardboard Nation event.

“It kept us busy all year, I can tell you that,” Hall said.

Hall said he stresses to his students “how important it is to work with our community partners.”

Service is part of the mindset of his chapter as well as John Hardin as a whole.

“We feel like it’s our job to serve the community,” he said.

Hall said he was honored by the recognition. In 2010, he was chosen as the state’s Agriculture Teacher of the Year. He told his students the community service award belongs to them.

“To me, this is more of a reflection of what my students have done,” he said.

Kelly Cantrall can be reached at (270) 505-1747 or kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com.