Cropper recognized for education efforts

Local educator Becky Cropper has received an award for her lifelong efforts to help youth in Brown County.
She is one of the seven recipients of the 2016 Jenco Foundation Award.
The award is based on “recognizing visionary leadership in the service of others throughout Appalachian Ohio.”
Cropper was recently recognized at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s (FAO) annual Celebration of Legacy at the Markay Cultural Arts Center in Jackson.
When asked about the award, Cropper responded with modesty and was quick to credit others as well.
“The work that we have done over the years has certainly been a collaboration and network, so I’m really receiving this award on behalf of many people who have dedicated many hours to causes across the county as well,” said Cropper.
“In the 4-H program, the opportunity that we have is to work with about 300 volunteers that assist the youth to become productive citizens.  It has been such an honor to work with all those different people over the years who donate their time and efforts and talents to see youth grow and develop.”
Cropper said that getting recognized for her work was very special to her.
“I was honored to know that people have appreciated the time and effort and work that I have tried to contribute to make Brown County a better place to be,” she said.