‘The Voice’ Winner Jordan Smith to Have Hometown Arts Wing Named In His Honor
The Voice winner Jordan Smith is having the performing arts wing of the Harlan County High School named in his honor!
The plan was announced by the Kentucky School Board Association, as school officials wanted to show appreciation for how Smith represented their community on the ninth season of the singing competition. The board will begin preparations on a proposal to rename the high school’s music department after Smith, in addition to the theater/auditorium that stands adjacent to the department.
In a statement, the school board declared that Smith’s “talent and character have justifiably added an uplifting chapter to the nation’s history about this particular nook of Appalachian character and lore.”
“We could not be any more proud of him and what he’s accomplished,” added Superintendent Mike Howard. “He’s put Harlan County’s name in a great light all across this nation.”
“There’s not a greater example of a role model out there,” said Gary Farmer, the school district chairman who presides over Wallins, where Smith attended elementary school. “He definitely never wavered on who he is and where he’s from.”
Congratulations to Jordan Smith! This is a huge honor, and it’s hard to argue he isn’t deserving of it for his outstanding run on The Voice. Here’s hoping this is the start of an amazing career, and many more honors to come.
For more on Jordan Smith, read up on his deal with Republic Records and his first album!