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2014 Apple Awards

Six individuals and two community and student-based organizations are awarded Forward in the Fifth’s 2014 AppLE Awards for education excellence


Retired NCAA Coach Lee Rose receives “Difference Maker Award”

Retired NCAA Coach Lee Rose and wife Eleanor receive “Difference Maker Award”


2012 AppLE (Appalachian Leaders in Education) Award winners announced

Four Eastern Kentuckians have earned regional recognition for making significant contributions to advance education in their home communities.


Seeking nominees for new regional ‘AppLE Awards’

AppLE Awards

Throughout Southern and Eastern Kentucky, educators, parents, students, and community leaders work tirelessly to advance education in their schools, home communities, and the region. Forward in the Fifth, a nonprofit organization created to help raise the educational attainment levels in the Fifth Congressional District, is seeking to recognize leaders in education, including local parent and Read more…


Top education supporters recognized at 25th anniversary and Educational Summit

Three of Kentucky’s top education supporters were recognized for their work in helping advance education in Southern and Eastern Kentucky


Six Southern and Eastern KY counties receive education grants

LEAP Recipients Monticello and Wayne County

Schools in Wayne, Letcher, Breathitt, Bath, Floyd, and Johnson counties are taking a “LEAP” forward to advance education in the region and change the lives of students in their local communities. Forward in the Fifth, in partnership with The Center for Rural Development, has awarded $9,000 in funding support to five groups in these six Read more…


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