Your Hometown Hero for 2016:
Marlee Anne Hopkins
Marlee Anne Hopkins was named the 2016 Hometown Hero by The Covington News and General Mills. The 14-year-old Covington resident was selected for this honor by a committee of General Mills employees, after she was recommended by readers of The Covington News. The committee selected Hopkins from around a dozen nominations.
Covington teen given honor at General Mills Friday
The Covington News and General Mills proudly named its Hometown Hero for 2016 this week.
Marlee Anne Hopkins, 14, of Covington, received this honor during a ceremony at General Mills Friday.
A committee consisting of General Mills employees determined Hopkins exemplified the spirit of a hero. Hopkins was chosen because of her charity and willingness to help others without expecting any recognition for her actions.
Her selfless spirit was shared by almost a dozen other local residents. All were nominated by peers during The Covington News’ and General Mills’ hunt for the 2016 Hometown Hero. Once the heroes were nominated online voting was held via The Covington News’ Face- book page and the selections were sent to the committee for selection of the 2016 Hometown Hero.
Three finalists were invited to a small ceremony at General Mills Friday where the winner was announced and the finalists were thanked for their service.
We at The Covington News would like to thank all the nominees for being such a key part of our community for having the desire and taking action to make their hometown a better place.
Two winners of General Mills' and The Covington News' Hometown Hero honors. Marlee Anne Hopkins (left) was named the 2016 Hometown Hero, and her mother Kelli Hopkins was named the 2011 Hometown Hero.
Above: Marlee Anne Hopkins was named the 2016 Hometown Hero by The Covington News and General Mills Friday.
Right: Marlee Anne Hopkins and Debbie Hillman were two of the three finalists for the Hometown Hero presented by The Covington News and General Mills.