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Mike Watson recognized as Volunteer of the Year

By Mark Fudge

Mike Watson was recognized on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at the Middle Cumberland Retired Teachers Association business meeting in Albany, KY, where he was presented with the Volunteer of the Year award. Mike completed hundreds of volunteer hours in 2021-2022.

A native of Adair County, Mike spent twenty-seven years working with students at Anderson County High, teaching Advanced Placement U.S. History as well as various social studies classes, the last ten years operating the library media center.

An historian by training, he has worked many hours over the past forty+ years pursuing his true avocation--researching local history and genealogy, and has published several local history books and articles.

He was editor of the Kentucky Genealogical Society's quarterly publication, Bluegrass Roots, for ten years; served on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Kentucky State Archives for 22 years; and most recently helped to establish the Adair County Genealogy & History Research Center at Columbia, where he is one of the on-site researchers.

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MCRTA presents Volunteer of Year award

2022-06-10 - Clinton County, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Mike Watson received the Volunteer of the Year award presented by the Middle Cumberland Retired Teachers Association. He was presented with the award at the regular business meeting Thursday in Albany, Ky.

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Makayla White wins essay contest from MCRTA

2022-06-10 - Clinton County, KY - Photo from Mark Fudge.
Makayla White, a fifth grade student from Adair Elementary School (ACES), has been selected the Adair County and Mid-Cumberland Retired Teachers Association winner in the "2021-2022 Grandparent of the Year" essay contest, for her essay about her great grandfather, Jack Garrett. She read her award winning essay to the crowd.

She is presented the awards - a plaque and a $50 prize - by interim Adair County Retired Teacher Association President Mark Fudge. They attended the Middle Cumberland Retired Teachers Association meeting in Albany, KY, on Thursday morning, June 9, 2022.

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