Graves Schools alum gives back in thanks

Graves County native and high school alum Tina Coltharp Halpain credits her success as a national leader in planning and managing corporate meetings, conferences, and similar events to the traditional values and guidance of teachers she took from Graves County and its schools. She shared her observations with nearly 700 employees and more than 2,100 students in grades 7-12 of the Graves County Schools Aug. 5-6. They were the opening days of the 2013-14 school year for faculty and staff on Monday and for students on Tuesday. Halpain is the embodiment of the small town girl who makes good in the big city. From her home in Dallas, Texas, she owns and operates Pro Plan-it, overseeing major corporate gatherings across the country. She came back to her hometown to share her work, her message, and the presentation of a colleague who is a professional motivational speaker. Her hopes are to inspire the students and adults in the schools to act on the traditional values western Kentucky maintains. She also wants to inspire other alumni to give back in their own ways to the community and schools that nurtured them.
(Photo by Amanda Henderson, Graves County Schools)

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