National PTA(R) Announces Awards Recipients at Annual Convention

PTA Recognizes Leaders in Family and Male Engagement

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwired - Jun 22, 2013) - National PTA today announced the recipients of several of its awards programs during its annual convention. Winners of the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Family-School Partnership Awards, Jan Harp Domene Diversity Inclusion Awards and Male Participation Awards were announced during a luncheon at this year's annual PTA Convention in Cincinnati, OH.

The Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award for innovation in family engagement, named after co-founder Phoebe Apperson Hearst, recognizes and celebrates achievement in building effective family-school partnerships. Each year, National PTA selects one local PTA to receive an Outstanding Family-School Partnership Award and four local PTAs to receive an Award of Merit. The awards recognize PTAs that have effectively implemented National PTA's National Standards for Family-School Partnerships.

2013 Phoebe Apperson Hearst Outstanding Family-School Partnership Award Recipient:

  • Northrop High School PTSA, Fort Wayne, IN

In addition, National PTA presents four Awards of Merit to applicants that demonstrated exemplary family engagement initiatives. 

2013 Phoebe Apperson Hearst Family-School Partnership Awards of Merit Recipients:

  • Rainbow Elementary PTA, Madison, AL
  • Paseo Hills PTSA, Phoenix, AZ
  • Douglas L. Jamerson Elementary PTA, Saint Petersburg, FL
  • Milton High School PTSA, Milton, GA

The Jan Harp Domene Diversity and Inclusion Award celebrates and recognizes a state PTA and a region, district, council, or local PTA doing remarkable work in the areas of diversity and inclusion. The recognition of diversity is valuing differences and similarities in people through actions and accountability. PTA values and appreciates diversity because it enriches and strengthens our society. Jan Harp Domene served as National President from 2007 to 2009 and was committed to reaching out to families with many diverse backgrounds.

2013 Jan Harp Domene Diversity and Inclusion Award Recipients:

  •  Thirty-Third District PTA, Lakewood (Los Angeles County), CA
  •  Ohio State PTA

National PTA celebrates the Third Annual National PTA Male Participation Award. Fathers and male mentors engaging in schools and communities help nurture children's intellectual, physical and social development. One state PTA recognized for achieving outstanding male engagement and membership growth in 2012-2013 received this year's award.

2013 Male Participation Award:
The luncheon took place during PTA's Annual National Convention and Exhibition. In its 117th year, the convention will convene more than 1,000 attendees -- representing every U.S. state PTA congress in order to learn, network and become re-energized as volunteer advocates for all children.

About National PTA:

National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.

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