Inspiring Friendship Through Kindness
A ceremony was held Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Hardinsburg Elementary School to unveil “Buddy Benches” as part of a project involving students at the Breckinridge County Area Technology Center. The project was part of a Technology Centers That Work (TCTW) pilot program with the state that allowed health science and welding BCATC students to work on a joint service project aimed at teaching empathy and compassion among younger children.
BCATC HOSA students worked several months doing research, development and design of the benches, while our welding and machine shop students fabricated the benches which honor the late Hardinsburg Elementary School teacher Eve Dowell and fallen Kentucky State Police Troopers Cameron Ponder and Eric Chrisman, both killed in the line of duty. Family members of those honored by the benches were in attendance and the benches honor each of their namesakes for their positivity and the difference they made in the lives others.