P-16 BEST Award Winners Announced for 2017

North Central P-16 Council

The North Central P-16 Council is honoring people with a commitment to bettering education. The Council recently announced the 2017 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 2017 award winners are: John Ashburn of Macon County Farm Bureau for Macon County; Donna Scott of Buzz In Auto Wash for Robertson County; Cliff Williamson of Starstruck Entertainment for Sumner County; Maryanna Thurman of Citizens Bank for Trousdale County; and Dr. Andrew Jordan and Emily Gannon of Cumberland Pediatrics for Wilson County.

For more information about P-16 please visit the website: www.volstate.edu/P16.