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Wilson County BEST Award nominations open

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Nominations are now being accepted for the fourth annual BEST (Businesses Empowering Students and Teachers) Awards, sponsored by the North Central P-16 Council.

The BEST Award celebrates the accomplishments of community leaders and supporters, business owners and entrepreneurs. It honors those who share knowledge and expertise, advocate and foster student success in Pre-K through postsecondary education.

The North Central P-16 Council is made up of area secondary school educators, higher education leaders and business people and led by Volunteer State Community College. The goal of P-16 is to promote the relationship between education and the value of work, develop a highly trained workforce and create a culture of lifelong learning by positively impacting student success through awareness, advocacy and action.

The council awards give BEST Awards annually, one in each of the counties served by the North Central P-16 Council. Public and private businesses or individuals who work for an employer in Wilson, Sumner, Robertson, Macon and Trousdale counties may be nominated or may self-nominate.

The nomination deadline is August 7. To nominate an individual, visit For a printed copy of the nomination sheet, call (615) 230-3355. BEST Awards recipients will be recognized at the October meeting of the North Central P-16 Council.

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