Farmington Public Schools took home a number of awards from the Michigan PTA State Convention, held April 16.
Harrison High School PTSA, Dunckel Middle School PTSA, and Highmeadow Common Campus each received a Certificate of Success. Highmeadow was the only local honoree in the state to take home an Award of Excellence, and received awards for “Best Male Involvement Program” and 100 percent PTA staff membership.
The school’s principal, Dyanne Sanders, was named Michigan PTA Outstanding Administrator of the Year. The award recognizes an administrator who exhibits strong relationships with the school community and demonstrates advocacy efforts on behalf of public education and a strong affiliation with a local PTA.
The Fran Anderson Michigan PTA Scholarship Award Winner was Nicholas Luty, Harrison High School. Only three students across the state received this award award, which is named after Fran Anderson, a past Michigan PTA President who always demonstrated the highest level of advocacy for all children. Luty received a $1,000 scholarship, the highest monetary award given out for the scholarships. Scholarship recipients were selected by a committee comprised of Michigan PTA Past Presidents based on the following criteria: PTA/PTSA involvement, essay, community service, additional activities, academics and letters of recommendation.