Dear Friends of UHA:
It is hard to believe, but the school that our family has been a part of and which has been a part of our family from its first days is now in its 40th year! Participating in its foundation back in 1973, the Lawson family has been involved in this wonderful community from the very beginning and has seen three generations proudly wear green and gold ever since. UHA has been such a big part of our lives that one of us even went back to teach new generations, including her son, in the very classrooms where she herself sat when she was a student. As we celebrate the milestone of our school entering its fifth decade of educational excellence and commitment to Hopkinsville, it seems impossible to think of our community without UHA. Our own family would not be the same without the invaluable education and experiences we have all been provided through the years by the faculty, staff, students, and friends at 1300 Academy Drive.
Forty years later, the little school we helped to begin has grown beyond anything we could have ever imagined. Current enrollment is 387 students (an all time high in the history of the school). To us, this speaks to the vital role UHA plays in the life of Hopkinsville and Christian County. Providing the highest standards in academics, athletics, community service, and the arts throughout the past four decades, our school has created an environment more and more families are choosing for their children’s education and personal growth. Even in the face of global economic insecurity, the UHA family continues to thrive and grow in a place where members of our community come together to build a better future for and through our children.
As our school continues to expand, however, so does the cost of maintaining our commitment to excellence in and outside the classroom. Tuition still only covers a portion of actual operating costs. To ensure that UHA’s financial necessities are met, we need your help! The Annual Fund Drive is a vital part of our school’s continued success and any donation is, in fact, an investment. Your dollars are a investment in the education of our community’s next generations, many of whom will someday be in positions to directly affect change, and influence our world.
Our family asks you to make a commitment to the school that has played such a big part in all our lives. Will you help us continue the work we started in 1973 of changing students’ lives in the Hopkinsville area by returning the enclosed card with your investment in our school? No amount is too small and every dollar means a brighter future for each of our 387 (and growing) students.
As we approach our fifth decade of servce and education, we ask your family to become a part of ours in this truly remarkable place, University Heights Academy.
The Lawson Family
Brooke and Ginny Lawson
Anne Lawson Noel
Kathleen Lawson Akridge