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GOOD NEWS: Partee parent gets state award

Special Photo Partee Elementary parent, Tilwana Anderson, center, is the recipient of the 2013 Georgia Parent Leadership award.

Special Photo Partee Elementary parent, Tilwana Anderson, center, is the recipient of the 2013 Georgia Parent Leadership award.

SNELLVILLE -- Partee Elementary parent, Tilwana Anderson, center, is the recipient of the 2013 Georgia Parent Leadership award.

The Georgia Parent Leadership Awards are annual accolades that recognize six parents for their outstanding leadership in creating a foundation of support for student achievement and success.

The Georgia Department of Education and Georgia PTA created the award to recognize parents across the state who use various skills and talents to strengthen schools and positively impact the lives of children.

Anderson was nominated because she exhibits leadership skills "through sharing power, speaking up for every child and supporting student success.

Anderson is an active member of Partee's local school council, the Title I planning team and the LEA Parent Advisory Committee. She also served as co-vice president with the PTA, where she led the yearbook and fundraising committees.

She will be honored during the State School Superintendent's Recognition Reception honoring excellence in student achievement held on

Feb. 15 at the Georgia Department of Education.

Anderson will be afforded opportunities throughout 2013 to share her talents by promoting and assisting with parent engagement activities at the state level.Kanoheda student wins free week at Camp JamLAWRENCEVILLE -- Kanoheda Elementary recently hosted a visit from two members of Camp Jam recently through the "Little Kids Rock" program.

Camp Jam is a Day and Night rock music camp where students are schooled in every aspect of playing in a rock and roll band.

Steve Freeman, the national director, and Pat Vally, Camp instructor, were guests for the day. Students participated in a question and answer session. Prizes were awarded to students that included T-shirts, music books, guitar picks, and temporary music tattoos.

Fifth Grader Dylan Garcia was the recipient of the grand prize: an all-inclusive week at Camp Jam. Students also participated in a jam session with Instructor Pat Vally.

Frank Reddy writes about education. Good News from Schools appears in the Sunday edition of the Daily Post.