Brian Welch - Remember Your Why Award

Madisonville North Hopkins High School agriculture teacher Brian Welch became the first recipient of theBrian Welch stands in front of concrete block wall holding certificate district’s Remember Your Why Award during the Aug. 16 Board of Education meeting.

Welch is the recipient of the Outstanding Early Career Teacher Award for the state of Kentucky and our Region through the National Association for Agricultural Educators. This award honors individuals with fewer than 7 years teaching, with a focus on quality of teaching and innovation in the profession. Regional winners are honored at the national conference. He is also a finalist for Harbor Freight’s Tools for Schools recognition, which rewards teachers for quality mechanics/CTE teaching and innovation in the classroom. He is among 61 finalists selected out of 700 applicants.

When asked to share his “Why,” Welch said “To make the same impact on students and community my teachers have had on me.”

Congratulations, Mr. Welch!