I have to give a shout out to my friend and former DCHS Class of 89 classmate, Harper Cook!  This Friday evening, he is one of two graduates of the Daviess County Public School System being recognized as Distinguished Alumni by The Foundation for Daviess County Public Schools Board of Directors.

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Colonel J. Harper Cook Colonel has served domestically and overseas and is currently serving as the Army Court-Martial Judge for Fort Leavenworth (Kansas) and Fort Leonard Wood (Missouri).  On Friday, he will be speaking to Daviess County High School seniors at 1:00 p.m. and will be discussing his career in military law.

Photo courtesy of Foundation for DCPS


Ms. Lisa Risley will be speaking to Apollo High School seniors at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning.   She will be discussing the educational path (which includes her high school career at Apollo) that let to careers with the Secret Service, where she reached the position of Assistant Director for the Office of Administration and member of the Director’s executive staff, and the United States Agency for International Development Office of Inspector General, where she served as Assistant Inspector General for Investigations.

A reception will be held in Lisa and Harper's honor on October 28, 2016, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Apollo High School library. Immediately following the reception, an award presentation will be held before the Apollo/Daviess County football game on the football field. The reception is free of charge and the public is invited.

Reservations for the reception may be made by calling the Foundation at (270) 231-5583 or emailing vickiq@foundationfordcps.org