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Bennett receives Golden Anchor Award

Jessica Bennett, school counselor at Kent County High School, receives the Golden Anchor Award Monday, March 13 at a Board of Education meeting. From left are Superintendent Dr. Karen Couch, Supervisor of Student Services and Secondary Education Tracey Williams, Bennett, KCHS teacher Ida Nabb, KCHS Principal Kris Hemstetter and Supervisor of Human Resources Dan Hushion.

ROCK HALL — A counselor at Kent County High School was honored this month at a Board of Education meeting for her dedication to students.

Jessica Bennett was presented with the Golden Anchor Award at the Monday, March 13 board meeting. The award is given each month to staff members or groups of employees who exemplify the mission and core values of Kent County Public Schools.

“Kent County Public Schools is an anchor organization that creates an environment of academic excellence through a collaborative, equitable and rigorous learning community,” the mission statement reads.

Nominations may be submitted by Kent County Public Schools staff members, parents and students.

Bennett was joined at the board meeting by Kent County High School Principal Kris Hemstetter, Spanish teacher Ida Nabb, who is Bennett's aunt, and Kent County Public Schools Supervisor of Student Services and Secondary Education Tracey Williams.

"Ms. Bennett goes above and beyond for her students," Hemstetter said. "She comes to work early, often leaves late and works some evenings from home to make sure that her students and our school have all that they need to be successful."

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