Campbellsville National Guard recruiter Sgt. Philip Baker received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Feb. 11.
Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.
Baker 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.
Campbellsville High School Principal Weston Jones nominated Baker for the honor.
Jones said Baker is no strange to the hallways at CHS.
“Many students know Sgt. Baker by name and recognize his efforts to help assist both CHS students and staff members,” Jones wrote in Baker’s nomination.
Baker has been an integral part of the Forcht Bank Bowl for the CHS football team, and also speaks to many groups at the school.
Recently, Jones said, Baker has helped provide pizza for students staying after school on Fridays for ACT study sessions.
“He uses his platform to try and inspire young people to become the best version of themselves and always reach their goals,” Jones said.
“Thank you, Sgt. Baker, for your willingness to go above and beyond for the young men and women at Campbellsville High School.”
Baker said CHS is one of his favorites of the many schools he visits.
Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, at right, honors Campbellsville National Guard Sgt. Philip Baker with the community Change Award.