The Hamilton County Council of PTAs held its annual PTA and Principal Appreciation Dinner at the Chattanooga Choo Choo on Monday. With over 230 people in attendance, the following Hamilton County PTA awards were presented:
Mary Jo Clark PTA of the Year: Ooltewah Elementary PTA
Principal of the Year: Ron Hughes, Apison Elementary, and Tom Arnold, Ooltewah Elementary
Teacher of the Year: Beverly Smith, Sale Creek Middle and High
Volunteers hours for Non-Magnet School: Allen Elementary
Volunteer hours for Magnet School: CSAS
Largest numerical increase in PTA membership and Largest membership per enrollment: Normal Park Museum Magnet PTA
Largest percentage increase in PTA membership: Lookout Mountain Elementary PTA
PTA Spirit award: Snow Hill Elementary PTA.
The businesses that supported the United Way’s “Stuff the Bus” campaign for the Teacher Supply Depot were recognized as well as United Way for its leadership in the “Stuff the Bus” campaign.
Council president Dwight Hunter gave the keynote speech about PTA and advocacy stating that the PTA Council would not remain silent on the issues about children and youth and on the issues of education and health. He called on PTA units to work together to welcome all families into their PTA activities and into the schools.