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FCPS issues Golden Apple Awards to five community partners for contributions to schools


Five high-performing community partners have received Golden Apple Awards from Fayette County Public Schools for their efforts alongside the district and specific schools in 2016-17.

“We are so blessed to have so many committed individuals giving of their time, talents, and finances,” said school board member Daryl Love, who welcomed honorees and guests Thursday at host Frederick Douglass High School.

Kelli Parmley, chairwoman of the Community Partners Leadership Team (CPLT), and Superintendent Manny Caulk presented the awards at the start of Commerce Lexington’s Spotlight breakfast. Notably, these five recipients invest quality time, energy, and expertise through committed programs that benefit the whole county.

Community Action Council – award recipient in the community organizations/nonprofits category; district partner

Rotary Club of Lexington – community organizations/nonprofits; school partner with Booker T. Washington Elementary

Tates Creek Christian Church – faith-based organizations; school partner with Julius Marks Elementary

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd – faith-based organizations; school partner with Booker T. Washington Elementary

Mark Keith – individual; school partner with The Academy for Leadership at Millcreek Elementary

The CPLT, which serves as a link between Fayette County schools and the local community, includes representatives from more than two dozen organizations.

These groups provide substantial time, funds, and other resources for students, teachers, and schools through hundreds of partnerships, mentorships, programs, and initiatives.

“It takes a village, and here in Fayette County, our village is our community,” Caulk said.

From FCPS


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