Barnwell PTA earns top honors

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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Barnwell Elementary’s PTA has been selected as the first place winner for the Outstanding Local Unit Award from all applications submitted statewide in the elementary school division with 751 or more students.

Barnwell’s PTA was honored July 12 by the Georgia PTA at the 100th annual Georgia PTA Convention and Leadership Training at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta.

Additionally, Barnwell PTA was given the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award of Excellence for supporting student success and the Model PTA Award during the convention’s opening day.

Some 750 convention attendees were present for the closing session and awards banquet, which featured guest speaker Gov. Nathan Deal. The awards ceremony recognized PTA units, councils, districts and individuals as outstanding in the work they completed during the 2013-2014 school year.

These top honors are added to the unit’s previous awards received May 2 from the North Fulton Council of PTAs, which included:

• Visionary Award, Model PTA

• Connect with Council

• First Place Outstanding Local Unit (Elementary - North Fulton area)

This was the unit’s first time to submit for award recognition. Barnwell PTA Co-Presidents Jennifer Hancock and Vickie Riccardo were the driving force in writing the reports along with report writing chair Kristin Curcio and executive board member Elizabeth Stansbury.

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