A Hopkinsville native who has been successful in several avenues of life will be the featured speaker at this year’s Kentucky New Era-Rotary Regional All-Star Team Awards Recognition Ceremony.
This year’s ceremony is set for Tuesday, November 13th at 6pm in the Hopkinsville Community College Auditorium and will honor area middle and high school students for their academic achievement.
The program began in 2003 and has recognized close to 1,000 students and over 100-thousand dollars has been made available in scholarships.
The featured speaker will be 1969 Christian County High School graduate Raymond Burse, who went on to graduate from Centre College and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University before earning a law degree from Harvard Law School.
Burse is the former president of Kentucky State University and recently retired from General Electric where he served in several capacities.
Burse says his speech will focus on encouraging students to continue their academic success.