UPPER MARLBORO, MD — Two Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) volunteers have received awards for their work as parent-teacher association leaders.
Alexandria Briggs-Blake, who served five years as Fort Foote Elementary School PTA president, was honored with the National PTA Life Achievement Award for her outstanding commitment to children and more than 20 years of involvement in PTA.
Orpheus Kennedy, member of the Barack Obama Elementary School PTA, received the Dad 4 PTA Award from the Maryland PTA for male members who make outstanding contributions.
“The Parent Teacher Association helps families to make positive changes within their school communities,” said Verjeana M. Jacobs, Esq., Chair of the Prince George's County Board of Education. “We encourage all parents to become active members of their child’s PTA.”
“I am honored to have received this award,” said Briggs-Blake, a member of the Maryland PTA Budget and Finance Committee. “The children I have touched, the schools I have served, and the parents I have encouraged to be more involved validate my efforts.”
“I enjoy helping out whenever and wherever I am needed,” said Kennedy, who has served on the PTA for three years, including two as chair. His positions include Communications Chair and Dads Coordinator, where he organized “dad-only” events and a basketball shootout.