Region 8 superintendent nominated for award

Region 8 superintendent nominated for award

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KAIT) - A Region 8 superintendent was recently nominated by his colleagues for a prestigious award.

Poplar Bluff School District Superintendent Chris Hon was among eight Missouri superintendents nominated this year for the Robert L. Pearce Award, which is presented annually by the Missouri Association of School Administrators.

Hon was selected for the honor by his colleagues in the Southeast MASA District.

He was recognized as a nominee during the awards banquet at the MASA spring conference on Wednesday, March 30, at Lake Ozark

"Chris Hon is a true public education professional who has positively impacted many students and staff during his career," Kennett Superintendent and District President Chris Wilson said. "It was an honor for the Southeast MASA District to nominate Mr. Hon for the Pearce Award and is a small token of appreciation for all he has done for public education in Southeast Missouri."

Richard and David Pearce, then principals of the Pearce Corporation, a Missouri architectural firm specializing in educational facility planning, instituted the annual award in 1987.

The award is to recognize hard work and dedication of superintendents and their contributions to Missouri students.

Hon was additionally presented honorary life membership for his service to education and participation in his professional organization.

Hon, who is retiring in June, has worked nearly three decades in public education, serving as the superintendent of Poplar Bluff Schools for six years.

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