Friends of Education Award
The Friends of Education Award was established by the Board of Education to recognize individuals, businesses, or organizations making innovative or unique contributions that directly support the school system’s mission of excellence in teaching and learning. Any Howard County resident or group, organization, or business located in or serving Howard County may be nominated for the award.
Who Does The Award Recognize?
The Friends of Education Award recognizes an individual, business, or organization for an innovative or unique contribution that:
- Directly supports the school system’s mission of excellence in teaching and learning.
- Supports student achievement and/or safe schools.
- Is significant in its scope. In the case of organizations such as PTAs, the contribution must be beyond the normal scope of activities.
2018 Award Recipient
The nomination period for the 2018 award has closed. Nominees and recipients will be notified by March 16, and awards will be presented at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday, April 10.
2017 Award Recipient
Giant Food has provided more than 25 Thanksgiving meals to PVMS families for the last four years. The company provided almost 600 boxes of organic, nonperishable foods to schools in the OMMS cluster. Giant also supports students who eat 1–2 meals at school with meals over extended school breaks. Read more →