The University of Kentucky is pleased to present a 2018 Book Award to a Monroe County High School outstanding junior Joyal Dalton Hodges. Dalton is the son of Christopher and Beth Hodges. He was presented this award by Mrs. Melissa Emberton, Assistant Principal due to him demonstrating strong academic achievement, leadership skills, and potential for success. Dalton was also recently chosen for the Governor's Scholars Program.
The book, Forty Minutes to Glory: Inside the Kentucky Wildcats' 1978 Championship Season by Doug Brunk presents an inside account of this celebrated squad and their championship season from summer pick-up games to the net-cutting ceremony in St. Louis.