There was buzz in the air at Hogansville Elementary School this past Monday morning, March 27 as there was a special presentation for the entire school. Hogansville Elementary, a title one school, excels in many different areas and has become one of the premier elementary schools in the entire school system. Monday morning at their special presentation, Hogansville learned that they had placed first in a very special contest.
Before the award was given out, there were some special guests and speakers at that morning’s assembly. Principal Bret Bryant welcomed the guests and students to the assembly, commenting on what an accomplishment this is for the school. Troup County Superintendent Dr. Cole Pugh also spoke, acknowledging some of the guests that had made the trip that morning.
Nicole Kennedy, the title one parental engagement coordinator, took the stage next with some students to explain why parent engagement is so important. These reasons include better behavior, school attendance, better scores on standardized tests, and many others. Having parents involved in the schools is so incredible important. In fact, there were two parents on hand, Candice Truitt and Suzi McGibbon, to speak to their personal involvement with being more hands on in the school.
Last, but certainly not least, State Superintendent Richard Woods spoke to the students about the importance of reading and parent involvement before presenting them with their first place award. The students were then treated to a viewing of the video that won first place.
This is another incredible victory for Hogansville Elementary School, being one of four finalists in this video competition. In addition to receiving this honor, Hogansville Elementary is also a Georgia DOE High Progress school, meaning that they are in the top 10% of all the state’s title one schools. Hogansville will continue to grow at tremendous rates and be a shining example for schools not only in Troup County but in the entire state school system as well.
Jeremy Andrews Staff Writer