Education
12:24 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Bowling Green Principal Honored with National Award

William King was surprised during a school assembly with a Milken Educator Award.
Credit Bowling Green High School

A school administrator in Bowling Green says he is still in shock and hasn’t slept much this week. 

What was supposed to be a school assembly on Wednesday turned into a surprise award ceremony for William King.  The Freshman Class Principal of Bowling Green High School was presented with a national Milken Educator Award. 

"The award isn't something you apply for, so nobody sent in anything nominating me.  I'm glad I dressed up that day and wore a coat," laughed King.  "All I knew was that the Commissioner of Education was coming to speak to our students that day."

The honor also comes with a $25,000 cash award. 

King's roots run deep at Bowling Green High School, where he graduated in 1996. After earning his teaching degree at WKU, King returned to Bowling Green High where he taught history before moving into administration.