MS Assn. of Partners in Education Announces 2012 Governor’s Award Winners

Mississippi’s school-community partnerships take center stage every year during the Governor’s Awards, presented by Mississippi Association of Partners in Education. The Governor’s Award recognizes creative, results-oriented partnerships that emphasize student achievement in reading, science and math, the arts, fitness and health, community involvement, and many other areas that are vital to academic enrichment.

The Governor’s Awards ceremony will be held March 21, 2011, during the MAPE-PREPS Conference at the Jackson Hilton. Please check back for updates on educational seminars, guest speakers, special presentations, and other events planned for the 2012 Conference. Congratulations to 2012 Partnership Winners!

2012 Governor’s Awards

Governor’s Award of Distinction: Watkins Elementary (Jackson) and Southern Farm Bureau, Blue Cross Blue Shield / Project Fit America, Jackson State University, Community Foundation of Greater Jackson, Junior League of Jackson, Laura Bush Foundation, Mississippi Recycling Coalition, Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi, Home Depot, Entergy, Executive Women International and others

University Partnership Award: Sale Elementary International Studies Magnet (Columbus) and
Mississippi University for Women College of Education & Human Sciences
Claiborne County School District and Entergy
Cleveland School District and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation –
Centering on Recreation, Education, and Nutrition (C.O.R.E.) Nutrition Afterschool Program

Highland Elementary and Salvation Army, Mississippi National Guard Contractor
Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, City of Ridgeland
Louisville Municipal School District and Winston County Journal, East Central Community College,
Boys & Girls Club, Mississippi Scholars, City Officials, Winston County Librarian

McComb School District and the City of McComb, Black History Gallery,
Young People’s Project of McComb, McComb Youth Council NAACP, McComb Public Library

Pontotoc Middle School and Three Rivers Planning and Development District

Spann Elementary and Wisdom Foundation and Raising Canes Restaurant

2012 Partnership Excellence Awards

Brookhaven School District and Mississippi Scholars Program

George Elementary and Colonial Heights Baptist Church, Fondren Presbyterian Church
and Hinds County Sheriff‘s Department

Power APAC and Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre LLP

Newton Elementary and Crossroads Head Start Center

Newton Municipal School District and Central Mississippi Residential Center

N.R. Burger Middle School and N.R. Burger Middle School PTSA

Perkinston Elementary and Multiple Community Partners

Rowan Elementary and Crosspoint Church

Yazoo County High School and Mississippi Writing/Thinking Institute

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