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Mt. Carmel and McPheeter's Bend Elementary Named Finalists for Annual SCORE Prize

Hawkins County Schools had two out of the three schools to be named SCORE Prize Finalists in the Elementary School category for 2013. SCORE (State Collaborative on Reforming Education) reviews elementary, middle and high schools each year and compares them with other high-achieving schools. There are a total of 923 schools that were competing in the elementary category. Although neither of our schools were awarded the overall prize, we are very proud of both schools for being named finalists and for their hardwork and dedication to preparing the children of Hawkins County for the future.




Bobby Wines, principal from Mount Carmel Elementary, addressed his students, parents, staff, and faculty upon returning form the SCORE Prize event. He said, "I truly appreciate the continued support for our school." He went on to say, "The continued growth of Mount Carmel Elementary depends on high expectations, a challenging curriculum, celebrations of success, and the relationships developed betweend all who are involved in educating our children."




Renee Bernard, principal from McPheeter's Bend Elementary stated, "I am extremely proud and honored that McPheeter's Bend was one of the three elementary schools to be recognized for academic excellence by SCORE."


During the SCORE Prize event in Nashville, Dr. Bill Frist, founder of SCORE and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, said, "Our winners and finalists have shown that it is possible to prepare all our students to be successful in college and the workforce. The stories we heard from teachers, principals, district leaders, students, and other stakeholders are powerful. And they are proof points of what works."


To access special SCORE videos from each school, please click on the school name below:


Mount Carmel Elementary                                   McPheeter's Bend Elementary


To view more about the work SCORE is doing to help schools prepare students for college and the workforce, please click here.

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