21st Annual Governor’s Awards on March 7 to Honor Top School-Community Partnerships

The Mississippi Association of Partners in Education will recognize Mississippi’s top school-community partnerships during the 21st annual Governor’s Awards Celebration on Tuesday, March 7 from 6:30 pm-8 pm at the Old Capitol Museum. Tickets are $25 a person or $220 for a group of 10 and can be purchased below or by emailing info@mapems.org.

Individual Ticket - $25

Group of 10 Tickets - $220

MAPE will award 25 school-community partnership programs that have produced outstanding results for students in K-12 public schools throughout Mississippi. Award-winning schools, districts, and organizations are located in Brandon, Florence, Harrison County, Hattiesburg, Jackson, Kemper County, Marion County, Neshoba County, Pascagoula, Richland, Starkville, and Vicksburg.

"I can’t stress enough the importance of establishing and maintaining effective community partnerships and its correlation with improved student learning outcomes,” said David Schommer, MAPE president.  “Our 2022 Governor’s Award winners are truly making a difference in their community. They exemplify what can be achieved in Mississippi,  through effective collaboration with community partners. Congratulations to all of our award winners!"

The Governor’s Award selection committee, composed of representatives from business, industry, nonprofits, and education, judged each entry using a uniform set of criteria to measure the overall effectiveness of partnership activities.

2023 Governor's Award of Distinction Recipients
ELEMENTARY Governor’s Award of Distinction
Spann Elementary School (Jackson Public School District) with the Mississippi Children’s Museum  
Raising Cane’s #30, Rotary Club, and Northminster Church provided original, creative multi-directional plans to impact literacy amongst our students. Today, hundreds of students have been impacted by their participation through museum learning activities and literacy experiences that have taught students how to analyze, evaluate, and investigate the world in which they live.
2023 Governor's Award Recipients
UNIVERSITY Governor's Award
Lanier High School National Alumni Association (Jackson Public School District)
Hattiesburg Public School District 
Jackson Public Schools, Partners in Education 
Neshoba County School District 
Pascagoula-Gautier School District 
HIGH SCHOOL Governor’s Awards
Brandon High School “Grow Your Own” Teacher Academy (Rankin County School District) 
Brandon High School Culinary Arts Academy (Rankin County School District) 
Richland High School (Rankin County School District)
Grace Christian Elementary School (Hattiesburg Public Schools)
Hattiesburg STEAM Academy (Hattiesburg Public Schools)
MULTI-LEVEL SCHOOL Governor’s Awards
Vicksburg Warren School District 
Hawkins Elementary School (Hattiesburg Public Schools)
Harrison County School District
2023 Partnership Excellence Award Recipients
UNIVERSITY Partnership Excellence Award
Rowan Elementary School (Hattiesburg Public Schools)
DISTRICT & COMMUNITY-WIDE Partnership Excellence Award
Kemper County High School
HIGH SCHOOL Partnership Excellence Award
Brandon High School (Rankin County School District) 
Florence High School Medical Science Academy (Rankin County School District)  
MIDDLE SCHOOL Partnership Excellence Awards
Blackburn Middle School (Jackson Public School District)
N.R. Burger Middle School (Hattiesburg Public School District)
Partnership Middle School (Starkville Public School District)
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Partnership Excellence Awards
Thames Elementary School (Hattiesburg Public Schools) 
Woodley Elementary School (Hattiesburg Public Schools)
MULTI-LEVEL SCHOOL Partnership Excellence Award
East Marion High School (Marion County School District)
Lillie Burney Learning Center (Hattiesburg Public Schools)


MAPE has served as a statewide network of educators and community partners since 1984 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It is committed solely to providing training and materials to help build local support for the success of all students.

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