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Burke County Board of Education Member Wins Prestigious Award

Burke County Board of Education Member Wins Prestigious Award

Buddy Armour of the Burke County Board of Education is the 2016 recipient of the School Board Member Leadership Award. To receive this esteemed award, which is given by the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA), a board member must be peer-nominated by their local school board.

armour1NCSBA President-Elect Minnie Forte-Brown shared with participants that Armour helped start STRIVE – Students Taking a Renewed Interest in the Value of their Education – in his community. “He invests one-on-one time with high school seniors through STRIVE, presenting them with life skills and encouraging them to avoid senioritis,” she added. He has served on his board since 1997 and remains passionate about each students’ success.

The School Board Member Leadership Award honors a school board member for exemplary leadership during the previous school year.

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Columbus County Board of Education Wins Leadership Award

The Columbus County Board of Education is the 2016 recipient of the School Board Leadership Award. This award honors a school board for extraordinary leadership during the 2015-2016 school year. To receive this esteemed award, which is given by the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA), a board must demonstrate excellent governance skills through commitment to the role of the school board. The Columbus County Board of Education received this award in 2014 as well.

columbusColumbus County was recognized during the Awards Ceremony of the Association’s 47th Annual Conference for Board Member Development in Greensboro on November 17. During comments to ceremony attendees, the board was celebrated for consistently continuously seeking to expand opportunities for the students it serves. After a fire destroyed one of the schools two years ago, the board responded quickly and made sure the students could return to the next day. This year, these students entered the doors of a beautiful state-of-the-art school. As budgets dwindle across the state, the necessity of an insightful, forward-thinking school board has become increasingly essential to a school system’s success.

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McDowell County Commissioners Recognized by School Boards Association

The North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) presented its prestigious County Commissioners of the Year Award to the McDowell County Board of County Commissioners.

Touted by their local board of education as county commissioners that give extraordinary support to their students, teachers, and schools, the McDowell County Board of Commissioners remain dedicated to maintaining a solid working relationship with the board of education. Such commitment is visible through their work with the school board on needed space for the Early College Program. Doing what benefits the children of the county the most is the guiding principle for these commissioners.

The award is given to a board of county commissioners that received nomination by the local board of education in recognition of their extraordinary efforts. The McDowell County Board of County Commissioners was recognized during the Awards Ceremony of the NCSBA 47th Annual Conference for Board Member Development in Greensboro on November 17.

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