William Carey Alums, Forrest County Superintendent Brian Freeman and Hattiesburg Superintendent Robert Williams were honored with the PREPS Courage Award at this year's PREPS Conference.
Brian Freeman, Superintendent of Forrest County Schools with Arthur McMillian PREPS Board Member, Superintendent of Biloxi Schools
The Dan Merritt Courage Award was given at the first PREPS Winter Conference in 1996 to Dr. Dan Merritt who was chosen as the first recipient for his continued and repeated service to the Jackson Public School System. In memory of Dr. Merritt, this award was established for a school district or an individual who is recognized for taking a professional risk for the greater good of Mississippi Public Schools.
Dr. Robert Williams, Superintendent of Hattiesburg Public Schools and Arthur McMillian, PREPS Board Member, Superintendent of Biloxi Schools