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Slone honored with Destiny award

FRANKFORT — A Sheldon Clark High School graduate was among four people recently honored with the Destiny Award from the Kentucky Child Now! project.

The award was created in 2001 to recognize individuals and organizations who have had a significant positive impact on the future of Kentucky’s children. Each year, Kentucky Child Now! presents the award in four divisions: youth, business, non-profit and government. This year’s recipients were honored at the 3rd Annual Destiny Awards banquet held Aug. 4 in conjunction with the Great Kids Summit.

Dorothy Ann Slone was recognized in the youth division. When she organized a “student-run” store at Sheldon Clark High School, she looked at the strengths of fellow students and matched them to jobs in the store.

The whole school was involved, but only students ran the store. They elected a board of directors. Students balanced the books, tracked the orders and all of the other tasks of a small business. The students were learning about the real world and they were proud of what they were learning. The administrators and teachers were supportive and expressed pride in their endeavors.

Slone said this is one of the many ways she tries to set good examples for her three siblings. Her legacy to the students in her school and community upon graduation last year was: “Total involvement of all students in the community to help in providing a better quality of life for all citizens.”

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