HMS Student Receives National Recognition

 Supt. Cory Uselton, HMS Student Emma Kate Farris, and Executive Director of Academic Services Jerry Darnell.

HMS Student Receives National Recognition

 Supt. Cory Uselton, HMS Student Emma Kate Farris, and Executive Director of Academic Services Jerry Darnell.

     Emma Kate Farris, a student at Hernando Middle School, received “The President’s Volunteer Service Award.”  DeSoto County Schools’ Board of Education recognized this accomplishment. 

     Jerry Darnell, the Executive Director of Academic Services for DCS, asked Emma Kate to come forward at the board meeting as he read the letter from President Donald J. Trump aloud. 

     “Over this past year, you have served as a model of the American spirit.  Your many hours of service have strengthened the bonds of cooperation and trust that bring people together, while helping to address some of the greatest challenges of our time,” the letter stated. 

     “As we reflect on your many acts of kindness and charity over the past year, our Nation draws inspiration from those who answer the call to help their communities and our Nation.  With your continued efforts to build on our Nation’s culture of service, America will proudly remain a land of freedom and opportunity for all.” 

     The letter concluded by thanking Emma Kate for her commitment to service and asked her to continue her work for “the betterment of others and an even stronger future for the American people.”