Grayson County High School Seniors spent a school day at The Rock on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, which is an annual event orchestrated by the Grayson County Detention Center.
The Seniors listened to community leaders share words of wisdom as the teens end their high school careers. Grayson County Sheriff Rick Clemons, Superintendent Barry Anderson, Judge-Executive Gary Logsdon, Chief Deputy Jailer Jason Woosley, Kentucky State Police Chaplin Davey Norris, Leitchfield Utilities Plant Manager Robin Strader, Rev. David Harting of host venue Leitchfield United Methodist Church and GCHS Legend and crowd favorite, E.E. McGhee were among those who spoke.
Mr. McGhee received a standing ovation from the student body after speaking to the students.
In addition Kyle Blankenship shared his inspiring life story and Doug King of First Baptist Church entertained the crowd with a magic show.
Lunch was provided and served by Detention Center staff, and dozens of community businesses generously provided items as door prizes drawn throughout the day. The Kentucky Department of Highways also brought in their simulator for students to test their skills in a variety of hazardous situations.
The Detention Center has hosted the Social for the past four years, always concluding the program with the award of a $500 scholarship from the employees themselves. This year Dawn Dunaway, daughter of Jerry and Patty Dunaway of Leitchfield, received the honor for her essay about the value of education in a small town.