Mount Airy High School Principal Sandy George was recently honored with the city school system’s Superintendent’s Award.
“Each year Superintendent Dr. Kim Morrison gives a special award to someone in the district who has gone the extra mile, who has shown compassion, who has accomplished many things and has represented Mount Airy City Schools well,” the school system said in announcing the honor.
“Dr. Sandy George over the last year has dealt with heartache over the loss of Athletic Director Donald Price and student Vincent Puckett. She has brought her team together at Mount Airy High School to grieve as a family and grow as a family,” the school system said.
The award was presented to George during a recent football game. A video depicting George working with her students and faculty played during the presentation.
“She has worked tirelessly with her staff and students to support the over 20 athletic teams,” the school system said. “She provided moral support and administrative support as the teams collectively won the Wells Fargo Cup. The Wells Fargo Cup is the most prestigious award given in North Carolina for athletics. It is the symbol for overall athletic excellence among high school programs.”
“Sandy works with her staff to accomplish great things and even has helped homeless students find homes. She takes staff members to doctor’s appointments, reaches out to absent students to find out where they are when they aren’t at school, and is very involved in her community. School family is important to Sandy as well as her own family. “
“This night Dr. Morrison would like to honor Dr. Sandy George with the 2016-2017 Superintendent’s Award for Going the Extra Mile in her dedication to Mount Airy City Schools,” the school system said, concluding the ceremony.