And the Winners are…

The Awards program of the North Carolina PTA provides us with the opportunity recognize and celebrate the exemplary efforts of PTA/PTSA units, councils, community partners, and individuals throughout our state. It is an opportunity to say “thank you” to deserving people who have contributed greatly to improving the lives of children. NCPTA is incredibly proud to announce the 2021 winners:

Diversity and Inclusion

 Pearsontown Elementary School PTA, Durham

Gwin G Hughes Healthy Living

Evan Finch, Carpenter Elementary School, Cary

Heroes and Helpers

Lanier Lewis, Sternberger Elementary School, Greensboro

Outstanding Student Service

Audrey Guyler, Northern Guilford High School, Greensboro

Outstanding Volunteer

William Herrera, Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA, Winston-Salem

Principal of the Year

Dr. Janiese McKenzie, Northern Guilford High School, Greensboro

School Nurse

Phyllis Simmons, McDeeds Creek Elementary School, Southern Pines

Superintendent of the Year

Cathy Moore, Wake County Public Schools

Teacher of the Year

Julia Minch, Sycamore Creek Elementary School, Raleigh (1-3 Years Teaching Category)

Elizabeth Jones, Summerfield Elementary School, Summerfield     (4+ Years Teaching Category)

President’s Membership Award

Chapel Hill High School PTSA, Chapel Hill


Outstanding Local Unit and Council Achievement Recognition Awards

Superior Council

Cumberland County Council


Distinguished Councils

Durham Public Schools Council

Wake County PTA Council


Outstanding Local Units

Highcroft Drive Elementary

Old Richmond Elementary School

Pleasant Union Elementary Sch.

Summerfield Elementary

Swift Creek Elementary School


Distinguished Local Units

Northern Guilford High School

Seventy First High School

Sternberger Elementary School


Membership Enrollment Recognition Awards

Ruby Acorn Awards

Holly Springs Elem. School

Ogden Elementary School

Old Richmond Elementary School

The Awards Celebration will be held during our Virtual State Convention. Be sure to join us at the NCPTA Virtual Awards Celebration and Virtual Dance Party on Friday, July 30, 2021 beginning at 6:00 p.m. to be recognized.

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