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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

ECCPTA Student of the Year 2015

One of the events I most look forward to on a yearly basis is the Escambia County Council PTA's Student of the Year Awards.

This ceremony honors students that have found success in school and in life despite significant challenges and obstacles.

In many cases, these very young students have faced life changing, devastating circumstances that would dismantle most adults.   Despite the dire circumstances-- these strong students have found a way to push ahead in school and in life!

This evening the district recognized 48 elementary, middle, and high school students.  One young man was born with no limbs.  Two young students lost parents, one young lady lost her house to last year's flood, and two young men lost their houses in a fire.  Lots of the honorees suffer from significant disabilities including blindness, Autism, and even one case of Cancer.

The resiliency these students have demonstrated is both admirable and inspirational.

Big thanks go out to all the students, parents, relatives, teachers, and principals for attending tonight's event and making it special.

Also, a huge thank you goes out to all of  the PTA volunteers that made this event go off without a hitch year after year.

Last but not least, I wish to thank the sponsors of this evening's event

Baptist Health Care
Escambia County Council PTA
Stone's Studio, Inc.
The Plant and Flower Boutique

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