NC PTA Announces Bronze Acorn Award Winners

12 Durham County school PTAs and 39 Wake County school PTAs earn distinction.
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Photo courtesy of WCPSS
WCPSS Board Member Christine Kushner and former WCPSS Superintendent James Merrill present Emily Baratta with a Bronze Acorn award.

Throughout the year, the North Carolina PTA recognizes PTAs across the state for building strong teams of parent, teacher and community volunteers. The Bronze Acorn Award acknowledges PTAs that have increased membership by at least 10 percent as of March 15, when compared to the previous year. For 2018, two Orange County school PTAs, 12 Durham County school PTAs and 39 Wake County school PTAs earned this distinction.

“PTAs are the heart of our schools. An active PTA addresses concerns and supports parents, staff and students in a huge variety of ways that our administration simply cannot address on its own,” says Holly Springs High School PTA President Emily Baratta. “We work hand-in-hand with administration and our work is often behind the scenes. It is vital to some of the issues families face today.”

Go to to see a list of the winning schools.


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