Fletcher took the opportunity to tour several classrooms while on site and it made it a point to visit the sophomore English class, which is preparing this year's students for CATS tests and was the highest overall area of improvement for Allen Central students.
Fletcher signed an enlarged graph for the school to display which lists the school's progress on CATS scores since 1999 and displays a constant rate of improvement since that time.
Fletcher singled out principal Lorena Hall for her efforts and said, ”Thanks for your leadership. We appreciate all you are doing.“
Fletcher was also greeted by students in the JROTC program at Allen Central, boasts a 20 percent enrollment in JROTC - double that of the minimum requirement for hosting the program. He also noted that he was in the ROTC program and followed it up with a six-year stint in the Air Force.
”We want to encourage you to pursue your education,“ Fletcher told the students. He also noted that the military would give many of them a chance to see the world but closed his remarks by saying, ”We hope you stay in Kentucky.“
For her part, Hall was pleased with her schools progress but observed, ”Our goal is to come in at 100. This progress is very encouraging.“