WKU President Gary Ransdell was joined by Big Red and members of the pep band, cheerleaders and football team for Richardsville Elementary School’s Spirit Day on April 25. Students sang the WKU Fight Song and waved red towels as Dr. Ransdell entered the gymnasium. “I am proud and honored to be here with you this morning,” Dr. Ransdell said. The WKU-themed Spirit Day was organized by teachers and students in the kindergarten classes who would be members of WKU’s Class of 2028. Dr. Ransdell encouraged all the students to make college graduation their goal. “We want to make sure that is something important in your life,” he said. The WKU experience is built on high energy, self-confidence and leadership — “that’s what The Spirit Makes the Master is all about,” he said. The program concluded with kindergarten students singing “College Heights” and tossing graduation caps into the air. “We truly want our students to set goals and think about their futures,” Principal Jan Casada said of the school’s yearlong higher education emphasis program. (WKU photos by Clinton Lewis) More: Additional photos are available on the WKU Facebook page.