Commitment to bettering education is being recognized by the North Central P-16 Council. The group recently announced the 2018 BEST (Businesses Empowering Students and Teachers) Award winners. The BEST Award celebrates the accomplishments of community leaders, business owners, and entrepreneurs. It recognizes those who share knowledge and expertise, advocate, and foster student success in pre-K through postsecondary education. The P-16 Council is made up of area secondary school educators, higher education leaders and business people. It is led by Volunteer State Community College. The goal of P-16 is to promote the relationship between education and the value of work, develop a highly trained workforce, and create a culture of lifelong learning by positively impacting student success through awareness, advocacy, and action. The BEST Award winners were honored by the Council at a meeting recently. The 2018 award winners are left to right: Dan Disney of Nestle Waters North America, Inc. for Macon County; Bath Fitter Manufacturing, Inc., represented by Jason Otts, for Robertson County; award presenter Jimmy Johnston of P-16, Tim Altizer of Aladdin Temp-Rite for Sumner County; Lisa Dies of Wilson Bank & Trust for Trousdale County; and Jerry B. Warren of Warren and Associates Engineering, PLLC for Wilson County.