Rockwood Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost received the National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse (NCADA) Champion Award, for uncommon leadership in advocating for substance use prevention education.
Knost was presented with the award during NCADA ceremonies, April 26.
In a statement, NCADA officials said, "This organization has never given a Champion Award, and we may never again. The fact that we were compelled to create a special award category to celebrate this accomplished, knowledgeable, and kind leader in the field of education is a tribute in itself to Dr. Knost. Not only has Dr. Knost been an avid and engaged supporter of NCADA's substance use prevention programming in Rockwood School District, he has been an incredible friend and ally to our agency."
Knost said, "I am humbled and honored to be selected for this recognition by an organization I have always admired and respected."
Rockwood School Board President Loralee Mondl said, "This comes as no surprise, since Dr. Knost has been very involved in our Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition during his time in Rockwood. He has been a great role model to our community."