Byron Witham knew at a young age he wanted to be a music teacher.
Not only is he that, but he now is one of 24 teachers in Kentucky to be recognized for their contributions to education as a winner of an Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Award. The award is given by Ashland and the Kentucky Department of Education.
Witham is the band director at J.T. Alton Middle School in Vine Grove.
To be considered, teachers must be nominated and complete a lengthy application that includes several essays. Witham learned last week he was selected as one of the 24.