Three area schools each receive $5,000 from TJ Regional Health

GLASGOW, Ky. (WBKO) – TJ Regional Health has chosen Adair County Elementary School, Austin Tracy Elementary School and Glasgow Preschool Academy for the “12 Months of TJ Adopt a School” initiative.

Each school will receive $5,000 in “unrestricted funds that schools can use where the money is most needed.”


Adair County Elementary was one of three schools to receive funding from TJ Regional Health as part of an initiative.(Photo submitted)
Austin Tracy Elementary receives $5,000 award from TJ Regional
Austin Tracy Elementary receives $5,000 award from TJ Regional(Photo submitted)
GPA receives funding from TJ Regional
GPA receives funding from TJ Regional(Photo submitted)

“Over the past two and a half years, the support for TJ Regional Health from the communities we serve has been nothing short of amazing,” said Neil Thornbury, CEO of TJ Regional Health. “While we are still very involved in the community, we wanted to find ways to go beyond that by organizing a variety of activities to support local families, charities, partner organizations, students, schools, healthcare workers and more.”

The directors also expressed their appreciation for the awards.

“You have no idea how much this will mean for our teachers and our students,” said Lee Johnson, principal of Austin Tracy Elementary. “Austin Tracy is a special school, and we’ve always felt the love our community gives us, but that’s on another level.”

“It’s so exciting,” said Sommer Brown, principal of Adair Elementary. “We teach the importance of sharing with those less fortunate and have decided to use half of the money as a gift to our partner school which was damaged in the recent flooding in eastern Kentucky.”

Over 400 entries were submitted for the Adopt a School competition for county Adair, Barren and Glasgow Independent Schools districts.

Nominations came from parents, teachers, staff and school administrators who wanted to give their schools the opportunity to win $5,000 over the 12 months of the TJ initiative.

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