Pam Schehl/News East Knox Elementary students, from left, Brandon Dorman, Sierra Arnal and Peyton Lester work on a creative writing project with Kenyon College student Aislinn McKeown, right. Purchase
HOWARD — As a result of what might be called a case of mistaken identity, East Knox students are profiting from a cooperative venture formed with Kenyon College.
The Partnership between East Knox and Kenyon, PEKK for short, came about due to the efforts of Kenyon sophomore Phoebe Roe. A member of Kenyon’s “Collegian” staff, she had an assignment to write a brief article about the Mount Vernon’s school levy outcome in the November election. Not realizing at the time there is more than one school district in the county, Roe Googled “Knox County school superintendents” to get feed back from the superintendent about the election results. She ended up getting East Knox superintendent Steve Larcomb and discovered the East Knox levy failed and programs had to be cut.
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