HPHS Basketball Coach Darting Recognized

Longtime Highland Park High School Basketball coach Ken Darting was recognized for his years of dedication on Friday, January 10, 2014. The school's gymnasium and basketball court were named in his honor in a ceremony before the game against Junction City High School.

HPHS players prepare for Darting's grand entrance.

TPS Dept. Supt. of Operations Larry Robbins, Supt. Dr. Julie Ford, and HPHS Asst. Principals Jessica Johnston and Dan Ackerman prepare to greet Darting.

HPHS Principal Dr. Beryl New and Coach Darting prepare to enter the recognition ceremony. Behind them stand Darting's wife, Karen, and former HPHS principal Dale Cushinberry.

The grand entrance...

Darting is introduced and presented with a certificate of appreciation as his players look on.

Photographers capture the moment....

Many of Darting's former players came out to honor their beloved coach.

The court is named for Coach D...

 ...and so is the gym!

Coach Darting reflects on the honor.                         

HPHS Cheerleaders proudly display some of Coach Darting's many accomplishments.
 Darting and his family.

Superintendent Dr. Julie Ford congratulates Coach Darting.

Deputy Supt. Larry Robbins congratulates Coach Darting.

 Darting, along with his players and assistant coaches, heads out for the game against Junction City HS.

Ken and Karen Darting celebrate Highland Park High School's 62-39 win over Junction City.
It was a great night!

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