Mercer County Board of Education Chairman Randy Phillips announced at the Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 board meeting that Trevor Short had been appointed to fill the vacant seat left by Bobby Walden.
“We appreciate all the time and effort Bobby put into the Mercer County School District,” said Superintendent Dennis Davis.
Short is a 2009 graduate of Mercer County Senior High and was the last class to attend Harrodsburg High School before the merge with Mercer, and a 2018 graduate of Campbellsville University.
“I am thankful for the opportunity to serve on the Mercer County Board of Education. The current board has set the precedent for establishing guiding principles that continue to catapult our students into a bright future and I am blessed to be amongst such a great group of men and women,” said Short.
Short will assume his duties at the February board of education meeting.
“I think Trevor is a great appointment to our board,” said Supt. Davis. “He has young children and will work hard not just for his own family but all families in the community to make certain Mercer County Schools excel in developing the personal and academic growth of all of it’s students.”
“Public education is what I believe to be a classroom for life. This isn’t to take away from other educational practices such as home school or private school, as we know, everyone’s situation is different. However, we do know that public education offers up a unique experience with a diverse setting economically, socially and culturally, unlike any other. My hope is that through this experience I am able to contribute to the overall common good of this community by helping in preparing our youth for the future,” said Short.