Leadership Hopkinsville-Christian County graduated its 32nd class Thursday morning, with the group of 18 to carry their experiences back into the community.
The class spent the last several months learning more about different aspects of the community, including agriculture, government, arts and heritage and the military.
Lauren Wilson of Pennyrile Allied Community Services was designated the class speaker and says she made lifelong memories and is now more proud to say she’s from Christian County.
The Sherry Jeffers Spirit of Leadership Award went to Tonya Oakley of the Christian County Public School System, who says she experienced personal growth from the program.
The class chose the East Side Neighborhood Association as the recipient of a $1,000 grant and they spent significant time and resources assisting Max’s Hope Pet Rescue as it prepared its new building for its grand opening.
Alissa Keller and Dustin Gilbert were the co-coordinators of the 2017-18 class.
The other 16 members of the class are Clara Butler, David Byron, Slone Cansler, Nikki Chambers, Tyler DeArmond, Todd DeArmond, Ben Fletcher, Mary Holland, Kellye Howell, Jesse Jones, Jake McCarthy, Krin Mims, Brad Rose, Lucas Stagner, Landan Stallons and Rena Young.