A group consisting of six Knox School students were selected to receive this year’s Unsung Heroes award. The students, Samantha Piper, Joey Miller, Destiny Wells, Chastity Griffith, Robby Snowdon, and Cheyenne Jordon surprised moderately mentally handicapped teacher, Bruce Klimek, with a cash donation for his class. Four students of the team are Knox High School Freshmen, one is an 8th grader and the other is a 5th grader.
The students organized a car wash to raise $200 to give to the class. Mr. Klimek was told that the class could use the money for supplies or a party.
Others who were nominated for the award were: The First Christian Church, Joel and Justice Edgell, Doug McCann and Mrs. Hanna Bradley.
The Unsung Heroes event was held Sunday at the Knox Community Center. It is sponsored by WKVI Radio and The Leader newspaper. Knox Mayor Rick Chambers, and his secretary Darla Cook organize the yearly event.