2020 Education Excellence Award Winners Announced

Stacy Bogard

By Stacy Bogard, CAE, MASB Assistant Director of Communications and Public Relations

DashBoard, Feb. 19, 2020

For the last 27 years, the SET SEG Foundation and MASB have partnered to give Education Excellence Awards to programs that show leadership in public education and a positive impact on the lives of students. The 10 recipients being recognized in 2020 were recently announced.

“This has always been a great opportunity for MASB and SET SEG to acknowledge and reward outstanding programs operating within public schools around the state,” said MASB Executive Director Don Wotruba, CAE.

Each year, districts are provided the opportunity to complete an application outlining their program, including how long it has been in operation, the audience, any outcomes and what the $2,500 grant would be used toward if they were selected. The winners also receive a trophy and “Education Excellence Award Winner” road sign. Hundreds of applications are submitted making it a very competitive grant program.

“It’s an honor for us to recognize Michigan public schools and their educators, and to help support and advance their efforts,” said Lisa Truscott, SET SEG Foundation Executive Director. “Dedicated, passionate teachers and staff in public schools are what help provide opportunities to learn, grow and build brighter, stronger futures for students in our communities and state.”

The 2020 award recipients, in alphabetical order by district, are:

  • Carney-Nadeau Public School: First Robotics
  • Eaton Regional Education Service Agency: Peer-to-Peer
  • Hancock Public Schools: Peer Mentoring
  • Livingston Educational Service Agency: Adopt a Classroom
  • Reese Public Schools: ROVE—Outdoors & Ventures in Education
  • Saginaw Township Community Schools: KNOTS: Kids Need Opportunities to Socialize
  • Saline Area Schools: Saline Alternative High School
  • St. Louis Public Schools: Compassionate Kids
  • Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District: Information Technology
  • Utica Community Schools: Stevenson MADE

Congratulations to this year’s winners! Look for more information on each program in future issues/episodes of our publications.

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