The Troup County Certified Literate Community Program (CLCP) promotes community- wide literacy and enhances the quality of literacy by encouraging a love of reading as a foundation for lifelong learning and supports those programs with similar goals. Specifically, CLCP promotes literacy awareness within the greater community and supports programs to assist students of all ages in need of basic literacy education.
The Troup County CLCP Literacy Award honors individuals, professionals, institutions, businesses, and organizations that have made considerable literacy contributions within our community. We hope this recognition will inspire others to demonstrate a strong commitment to this lifelong foundation of learning.
Congratulations to our 2016 Literacy Award Winners: Emily Joseph, Dr. Brenda Thomas, Ashley Summerlin and West Georgia Technical College.
Congratulations to our 2015 Literacy Award Winners: Marcus Snellings and Batson Cook.
Congratulations to our 2014 Literacy Award Winners: Carol Cain, Mary Ann Keck, Jack Morman, Ellen Parkhurst, Zachary Taylor and Renae Willis. All recipients were honored at the 2014 Spelling Bee.
Congratulations to our 2013 Literacy Award Winners: Gail Gordon and William Prescott. In addition to these award winners, the CLCP Board of Directors approved a special honorary award for Smith Design Group for their ongoing support of CLCP. All recipients were honored at the 2013 Spelling Bee.
Congratulations to our 2012 Literacy Award Winners: Sue Landa, Melanie Durham, and Jewell Albright in recognition of their contributions to literacy and education in the community. In addition to these award winners, the CLCP Board of Directors approved a special honorary award for the City of LaGrange for their ongoing support of CLCP. All recipients were honored at the 2012 Spelling Bee.
Congratulations to our 2011 Literacy Award Winners: Polly Pitts, Angeline Brooks, Walmart Distribution Center and Chloe Harrell and her parents Diane and John Harrell. All were honored as recipients of the first annual Troup County CLCP Literacy Awards at the 2011 Spelling Bee.
The Troup County CLCP Literacy Award recipient(s) will be selected according to the following criteria:
( 1 ) Outstanding accomplishment in any of the following areas:
a. Direct instruction at any level
b. Actively participating in local literacy programs through volunteer efforts
c. Promoting support from the public relative to enhancing literacy, which may include producing and/or distributing print materials or multimedia for literacy enhancement
d. Performing research in a literacy-related field
e. Providing financial resources for the operation of local literacy programs
f. Working with co-workers, employers and employees to provide equal- opportunities for participation in literacy program activities
g. Encouraging and offering opportunities for youth involvement in literacy activities
h. Creatively advocating for literacy programs in the community
( 2 ) Positive results of the contributions and their benefit to the community: Exploration of the impact the nominee’s efforts have had on the lives of individuals or the community.
( 3 ) Commitment to Literacy: Continued loyalty to increasing literacy, building a love of reading within our residents, and improving literacy programs within our community.
( 4 ) Individuals, institutions, businesses, and organizations from Troup County, or operating within Troup County are strongly preferred.
The Troup County CLCP Literacy Award shall be given to at least one (1) individual not affiliated or paid on behalf of a literacy organization, one (1) business, institution, or organization, and one (1) literacy professional who promotes literacy awareness as part of their paid position.
Nominations for 2016-2017 Awards close on February 20, 2017.