Principal Roy McDonald Is "Mr. Mac" To StudentsMay Be State Senator After November 2 Election
Although by November 2, Principal Roy McDonald may have become Senator McDonald to Kentucky voters and citizens, but to the students of Trigg County High he will still be familiarly and affectionately known as "Mr. Mac." To People of Cadiz and this county the name McDonald will long be associated with that of Trigg County High School.
It has not been an accident that Trigg High has come to be known as one of the most progressive, up-to-date county high schools in western Kentucky. Mr. Mc Donald has been the principal of this institution since the establishment in 1937. It has been largely due to his intiiative and leadership that Trigg County High is what it is today. Mr. Mac seems to have tht certain knack for keeping things running efficiently and smoothly, yet quietly.
He was born in Lyon County at Eddyville, Kentucky, and attended grade and high school there where he graduated in 1925. He enrolled at Murray State Teachers College and was graduated in 1933 with a B.S. degree. He later attended George Peabody College for Teachers where he received his M. A. degree.
After having taught in the rural schools of Lyon County, served as science teacher and basketball coach in the eddyville High school, acted as principal of Roger High School, at Linton, Mr. McDonald became principal of T.C.H. S. when it was founded in 1937. Since that time he has continuously served in this capacity.
Mr. McDonald's activities have not been limited to school work. He is an active participant in community, and civic affairs. He holds membership in the N.E.A., K.E.A., Masonic Lodge and Lions Club. For several years he has taught a class in the Methodist Sunday school and is now Sunday School superintendent.
On August 7, 1943, Mr. McDonald won the democratic nomination for state senator.
With such a leader, Trigg High will continue to produce citizens who will become good leaders and good followers in the molding of a desirable society.