Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Bryan Thompson, an Edmonson County resident, has been awarded the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce "Volunteer of the Year" Award as a result of his work in the local SCK Launch Program, which is designed to help middle and high school students succeed on a path to college, a career, or a combination of both. The program is organized by the BG Chamber, BG City Schools, Warren County Schools, and local groups and businesses.
"On a daily basis, hundreds of volunteers ensure Chamber programs, events and initiatives are successful," said a statement from the Bowling Green Chamber. "Each year, the Chamber presents an award to the year's most outstanding volunteer as a thank you for his or her dedication and commitment. This year, the Chamber recognized Bryan Thompson of Henkel for his outstanding service. Bryan's participation in multiple aspects of the Chamber's SCK Launch talent initiative, including the Experience on November 16 which provided nearly 3,000 8th graders a hands-on career experience and Teacher Externships hosting educators on-site for curriculum-workplace relevance interaction."
Bryan served as a community business representative on several committees and led SCKL activities for Henkel corporation, parent of company of Sun Products. He was specifically involved in the student career shadowing and teacher externships. Through the program, Bryan also led activities for Henkel that brought 8th graders to local businesses and taught the process of understanding available jobs and careers in the local community.