Highland School District honors former circuit judge

Published: Oct. 25, 2022 at 7:15 PM CDT
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HIGHLAND, Ark. (KAIT) - The Highland School District this past weekend paid tribute to a vital member of the district and the community.

Former Circuit Judge Kevin King died in 2009.

On Friday night, the district presented King’s family with a plaque thanking the judge and his family for the years of service, both judicially and personally.

School leaders said King was instrumental in forming a charitable fund benefitting all students.

His wife, Lita, accepted the plaque during Friday night’s football game. She said her husband would not have wanted the spotlight placed on him, but he deserved to be recognized for his hard work.

“We were very honored and humbled. Kevin would have never wanted recognition for anything that he ever did, but those of us in the family knew he was always a constant thinker,” she said. “He went back from high school years through all of his careers, always looking for things that he could do for the Highland School District.”

King explained her husband would take unconventional methods to help any child he encountered while on the bench.

“He did a lot of non-traditional things from the bench that I saw,” she said. “Things like assigning book reports for kids to do, and they would have to report back to him the next time they came to see him on the bench, so he was always looking for what he could do for this community.”