HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Those who work together to educate children in the Hattiesburg school system were honored Thursday night. Outstanding administrators, teachers and parents received awards during an annual ceremony at N.R. Burger Middle School.
Superintendent James Bacchus said the recipients are those who've made a big and positive impact on children's lives.
"We want to take this opportunity to let them know that they are appreciated and that they are recognized many times by their peers that they make a difference," said Bacchus.
"I'm very honored to be Administrator of the Year," said Carrie Hornsby, principal of Thames Elementary School. "It's an award that's voted on by my colleagues, other administrators in the district, so, it's very humbling to be chosen," she said.
"It has been an adventure, being first year, but it has been a blessing," said Melvin Davis, a 4th grade math teacher at Lillie Burney Elementary School. He was chosen as the district's New Teacher of the Year. "It's been truly fulfilling, I'm grateful," he said.
A half dozen new teachers received awards during the event.