Six high-performing community partners receive Golden Apple Awards
Fayette County Public Schools has presented Golden Apple Awards to a half-dozen high-performing community partners for their efforts working with the district and specific schools in 2017-18. Kelli Parmley of the Community Partners Leadership Team (CPLT), Superintendent Manny Caulk, and school board Chairwoman Melissa Bacon thanked the honorees on Aug. 1 before the 2018 State of the Schools address at the Lexington Convention Center.
These latest Golden Apple recipients invested quality time, energy, and expertise through committed programs that benefited the whole county. They represent several award categories including community organization, post-secondary institution, faith-based partner, business, and individual volunteer:
FoodChain – for making food a vehicle for learning;
Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County – for championing equity;
University of Kentucky’s College of Education – for building the next generation of teachers;
Unitarian Universalist Church – for making meaningful connections at Cardinal Valley Elementary;
Valvoline – for bringing partnership to life at Breckinridge Elementary; and
Marcus Patrick of the Lexington Leadership Foundation’s Urban Impact program – for extending learning into the community.
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.