Campbellsville Independent Schools community partner and lifelong Eagle fan Terry Dooley received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Dec. 11.
Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.
Dooley, who graduated from CHS in 1970, received the community Change Award.
The awards are given based upon six elements, which spell the word Eagles. They include Encouraging and exhibiting Attitudes of Greatness, while Leading with high Expectations to Success.
In reading a letter nominating Dooley for the honor, Smith read that Dooley and his children, Richard Dooley, Damon Dooley and Alicia Dooley Logsdon, grew up as Eagles.
“ … All of which were involved in one or more extracurricular activities, in which Terry would unselfishly donate his time,” Smith read.
“He would come early to games to help set up, run the clock, keep the books and stay after the game to help sweep the bleachers and clean up.”
Dooley is employed by XPO, Smith said, and when he is not working, can be found on Friday nights on the football field, working the chains or keeping the clock.
“Terry has spent countless hours in the basketball gym, watching games, keeping the book or clock,” Smith read.
“He has donated his time to the school for more than 30 years, and counting, and he has volunteered his time for several years in the community basketball little league.
“He is all around a great man. In the 1970 yearbook, beside his senior picture, it states, ‘Not too small, a little tall, he’s a guy who’s liked by all.’’
Dooley’s son Richard is guidance counselor at Campbellsville High School.
Dooley has five grandchildren, Shelby, Peyton, Grayson and Addelyn Dooley of Campbellsville and Nolan Logsdon of Nancy, Ky.
Grayson Dooley is a fourth-grader at CES, and Addelyn Dooley is a second-grader.
“I have no doubt if they chose to be involved in any extracurricular activities, Terry will be there to help out the staff in any way he can,” Smith read. “Once an Eagle, always an Eagle!”
Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, at right, honors community partner and lifelong Eagle fan Terry Dooley with the community Change Award.