Bullitt County Public Schools

SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Willie Foster interviewed for the position of principal at Bullitt East High School four years ago, he may have said a few things that offended some folks.

For example, he used the term “sleeping giant” to characterize Bullitt East in terms of its academic possibilities.

Well, the “giant” is now awake.

Bullitt East earned the title of being a School of Distinction in the latest round of results from the state Department of Education accountability assessment.