|The Senior Celebrity Project was launched in 1997 by the Edmonton-Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce in an effort to gain recognition for outstanding Metcalfe County High School Students in the areas of Art, FFA, FCCLA, DECA, STLP, Female Athlete, Male Athlete, Band, Academic Team, 4-H and Top Scholars. The recipient of the chamber of commerce $500 Scholarship is also included in the program.
The students are chosen by the staff of the Metcalfe County High School and are invited to a banquet conducted by the Chamber of Commerce. Each student may invite their parents and a teacher who they feel has been most influential in their lives.
Individual 8×10 color photographs of each recipient are prominently displayed for one year on the Senior Celebrity Wall in the Board of Directors Room in the Chamber Building.
This program would not be possible without the generous sponsorship of Edmonton IGA Store, Farmers RECC Cola Bottling and Edmonton State Bank.
The Metcalfe County Educator of the Year is also honored at the banquet. The first educator so honored was Becky Nunnally, followed by Carol Perkins, Faye Garrett, Kelly Bell, Ronnie Smith, Allen Trotter, Runell Clemmons, Grant Landrum, Rita McMurtey, Jay White, and Anita Love
An award was instigated in 2008 honoring a retired Metcalfe County Educator. The Metcalfe County Educator Idol Award was been presented to Cortez Butler, Billie Sue Blakeman, Susan Chambers, Cecelia Hurt, & James Howard Young.