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Pennsbury Partners recognition event celebrates business and non-profit partnerships

The Pennsbury Partners Program celebrated its 18th annual partnership recognition event on Tuesday, April 11th at William Penn Middle School.

As in previous years, awards were presented to one outstanding business partner and one outstanding non-profit partner of the year. The 2017 celebration also featured musical entertainment by members of the Pennsbury Concert Jazz Band.

The event was organized by Ann Langtry, Coordinator of Communications, and Robin Peters, Partnership Program Assistant. “In addition to benefiting students, partnering with Pennsbury offers many advantages for community agencies and businesses,” said Ms. Langtry. “Partnerships offer image enhancement opportunities, provide greater visibility in the community, and enable us to collaborate in shaping the workforce of the future.”

The recipients of the outstanding partnership awards for the 2016-2017 school year were:

  • The National Aerospace Training and Research Center (NASTAR); and
  • The Fallsington Library. A video presentation shown during the awards ceremony spotlighted the distinguished contributions of both of these multi-year partners whose cross-curricular activities continually serve to enhance the classroom experiences of Pennsbury students.

This year’s Bronze Sponsor of the event was ShopRite of Yardley. Funds provided through these 2017 sponsorships will enable the Partnership Program to offer mini-grants to Pennsbury teachers in the coming school year.

PHOTO CAP: Fallsington Elementary Principal Brian Shaffer (left) presented the award for Community Partner of the Year to Charlene Rendeiro (center), Program Director at the Fallsington Library, who was accompanied by her children, Dexter and Zane, and husband, Jeffrey Lazar.