W.S. Neal's McNew earns award for family

Published 10:09 pm Wednesday, May 17, 2006

By Staff
Staff reports
A local family was among 12 Alabama families selected for recognition in the 2006 Statewide Family Poster Contest on Parental Involvement, a contest designed to raise awareness of the key role parents and families play in the education of their children.
The family of Alexis McNew, a student at W.S. Neal Elementary School, received special recognition, along with 11 additional posters. The posters will be displayed, along with the statewide winner, at the 2006 MEGA Conference this summer in Mobile and will become a part of the 2006-2007 Alabama Parent and Family Involvement Calendar, which will be placed on-line beginning in September.
A panel of judges selected the top 12 posters from local school system winners throughout the state and made recommendations to State Superintendent of Education Joseph B. Morton for his consideration in choosing the statewide winner. Posters were judged according to general appeal, how well they communicated the importance of parental involvement, or the 2006-2007 theme Children Are the Future - Share the Vision.
The family of Thomas Falkner, a second-grade student at Susan Moore Elementary School, was awarded as the statewide winner of the contest.
Other contest winners include: