Campbellsville Independent Schools community partner Darrin Price received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Sept. 11.
Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.
Price 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 Price for the award, Smith said Price is an upbeat, roll your sleeves up and get to work kind of person.
“Whether he is coaching an elementary basketball team, watching a middle school football game or traveling to Florida to watch the high school baseball team compete, Darrin will be wearing his purple and gold and supporting the Eagles,” Smith said.
Price organizes the Campbellsville youth travel basketball league, which includes seven schools and about 20 teams.
“Not only does this allow our students to participate, but it also gives groups from CHS and CMS an opportunity to work and raise money for their organization,” Smith said. “He puts in hundreds of hours volunteering in our youth basketball program. This time includes coaching, transporting kids, providing food and supplies for the players and working with our youth to help them be the best they can be.”
Price organized an FFA day at The Homeplace on Green River for all CES third-grade students, Smith said, and donates money and time to all areas of CMS and CHS athletics.
And, recently, Price began the Kentucky Farm Bureau Kick for Kids at halftime of each home football game, which awards money to CHS students.
Price said receiving the award is an honor.
“We have a phenomenal school here,” he said. “It’s a family.”
Price said the CIS staff members are great, from the top leaders to all staff members.
“I’m excited about what is in the future of this school. I think we’re just getting started. And I really look forward to the positives and the things that are coming.”
He said he enjoys helping children, and, if he has made a difference in just one of their lives, all his work has been worth the effort.
Price, who works for Kentucky Farm Bureau, is married to CES kindergarten teacher Nikki Price. They have two children, second-grader Lainey Price and third-grader Lanigan Price.
Campbellsville Independent Schools community partner Darrin Price, at left, receives the Change Award from Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith.