Pike County Schools Custodian Finalist For State Award

A Belfry Elementary custodian is up for a state award. Estil Hylton, known to the kids and staff as the “BES Papaw” is a finalist for The Fred Award from the Kentucky Association of School Administrators which honors what officials say are unsung heroes of schools who make exceptional contributions that promote learning and growth. Mountain Top News reports the 82-year-old Hylton has been with the school for nine years and is known for arriving early, staying late and volunteering for weekend events. He gets $500 and several gifts for being a finalist; the winner will also get $1,000.