Pennington to receive award for arts excellence

Ponca City Now - April 7, 2016 3:12 pm

Dr. David Pennington, superintendent of the Ponca City Public School District, has received the 2016 State Superintendent Award for Arts Excellence.

“Congratulations on being named winner of the 2016 State Superintendent Award for Arts Excellence," Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister said in a letter .

" I am pleased to join with the Oklahoma Alliance for Arts Education and the Oklahoma Masonic Fraternity for the annual State Superintendent Award for Arts Excellence awards ceremony. I believe it is important to recognize school administrators and fine arts educators who have supported and promoted artistic and academic excellence, and have exhibited leadership in schools and communities throughout Oklahoma."

The ceremony is Tuesday, April 12, at the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple in Guthrie. A reception is scheduled at 5:30 p.m., followed by the ceremony at 7 p.m.

“I am honored to receive the award," Pennington said. "This really is something I never expected, and am very honored and appreciative of all the hard work that went into the nomination process. I believe this is a reflection of the state-wide reputation of the excellent arts programs in our school district.”


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